Spiritualized: novità e celebrazioni


7TH NOVEMBER: BARBICAN HALL, LONDON: ‘Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space’ live in its entirety, joined on stage by a 15-piece orchestra (percussion, brass, strings) and a gospel choir.

It’s the 20th anniversary of ‘Ladies and gentlemen…’ next year so we figured we should be playing a celebratory concert to coincide. Fortunately the new album is also due next year… twenty years to the day since ‘Ladies and gentlemen…’ and so as they don’t compete, we decided to run an anniversary show this year and leave some clear space for the new album. I just didn’t wanna pass on the opportunity to perform ‘Ladies and gentlemen…’ live again. It’s such a massive and detailed piece of music to play and is still as demanding and relevant to me as it was on its release. In one 70 minute blast it just about covers everything I still find interesting and engaging in music… from free jazz, doo-wop, and soul to rock & roll, gospel, and the blues… All with heavy guns and the Barbican’s wide screen stage as the backdrop… It’s a real honour to be asked to play it there again.


Così racconta in un post “sociale” Jason Pierce in persona. 20 anni di ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space’ (nato nel 1997) che verranno celebrati in due concerti (7/8 novembre) al Barbican di Londra (già sold out il primo). Band che sarà accompagnata da un’orchestra di quindici elementi e coro gospel. Per quanto riguarda il nuovo album (fuori dunque il prossimo anno), che sarà il seguito di ‘Sweet Heart Sweet Light’ (pubblicato nel 2012), alla produzione è stato chiamato Martin “Youth” Glover dei Killing Joke che sta lavorando nei suoi studi londinesi. Il disco verrà completato poi in Spagna.

UPDATE – A un mese e mezzo di distanza dall’annuncio, Jason Pierce parla del suo futuro sulle pagine dell’Independent e spara sicuro: “I’m a lot older now and in a weird way I think it’s my last record”.