Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ live – The London African Gospel Choir @ Hall One, Sage Gateshead
December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The outstanding London African Gospel Choir perform Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ live @ Sage Gateshead Fri Dec 13th, as part of their massive UK wide 2019 tour.
Tickets on general sale at 9.00 am Friday 31st May.
Having taken the roof off Newcastle venues to rave reviews, for Xmas 2019 the demand to see this show has now become so great, that we are having to move it across the river this to a bigger venue – Sage Gateshead.
Over thirty years after its release, the ‘London African Gospel Choir’, perform Paul Simon’s iconic ‘Graceland’ album @ Hall One of Sage Gateshead on the evening of Friday December 13th.
This 17 strong ensemble will be live, delivering the Graceland album from start to finish.
After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music in the early 80s, Paul Simon was totally smitten by the infectious & irresistible rhythms… He traveled to Johannesburg, spending two weeks there, recording with the absolute cream of South African musicians.
That epic session, went on to form the basis of Simon’s most commercially successful album ever – Graceland.
The record became a true global phenomenon, winning Grammys in both 1987 & 88, shifting 5 million copies Stateside & then another 2.5 million copies in the UK alone.
As it blew up worldwide, the Graceland album spawned the hit singles, ‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’, ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ & it’s biggest smash – ‘You Can Call Me Al.’
The London African Gospel Choir are a collective of African singers, musicians & dancers. They have quite literally performed with everyone who’s anyone, including Annie Lennox & John Legend, as well as gaining plaudits from Paul Simon himself.
The total richness & harmony of the Choir’s rhythmic, uplifting, evocative & empowering voices, create an overwhelming musical event. Ask anyone lucky enough to have experienced this special performance before & believe what you hear…
‘To compare this show to anything else…
…would be like trying to measure love, or joy, with a ruler.’
LAGC – ‘Graceland’ live @ Sage Gateshead Fri Dec 13th
An truly uplifting & outstanding Xmas event for the whole family, this event is 14+ accompanied by an adult.
A WHQ Nat Turner Live Events Presentation in assoc with MusikAl & One Inch Badge & the ‘hot’ ticket this Xmas time.