Sunday 27 January 2013 at 7:30pm
66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 237 9485
* SOLD OUT *
We’re delighted to be promoting David Bazan‘s first Manchester show in five years – this time featuring mostly Pedro the Lion songs, to celebrate their reissue.
David Bazan was, for many years, the songwriter and driving force behind the acclaimed indie band Pedro the Lion, building a dedicated following and selling a few hundred thousand albums based in large part on his extraordinary melodic sense and erudite, theologically themed songs. After a decade helming the project, he found himself embroiled in a major personal philosophical and spiritual cataclysm, wrapped in a growing drinking problem. Bazan got to work exorcizing both his demons and angels, ditching the Pedro moniker in favour of his given name and producing two incredible pieces of work in the Fewer Moving Parts EP (2007) and the full-length album Curse Your Branches (2009).
While Curse Your Branches documents an intensely personal and complex struggle, Bazan’s new album Strange Negotiations focuses his energies toward the external, centering on his disappointment in the current state of accelerating American and global social fragmentation. The Pedro the Lion catalogue was remastered and reissued in 2012 after being out of print for several years. Bazan played nearly 200 shows in 2012, reaching deep into his catalogue to play Pedro the Lion, Headphones and Bazan songs to sold-out crowds across North America.
In January, Bazan will be touring Europe in 2013 for the first time in a few years and will be playing mostly Pedro the Lion songs to celebrate the reissue of those records.
Tour support comes from Marco Z. On I’m A Bird, new singer-songwriter Marco Z spits out words about growing up in a modest Western European town. Against a background of perfect times fading, he deals with disappointments and celebrates the wide array of possibilities the modern world offers him.
Price: £9 adv
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