Open House is delighted to announce a concert by an artist whom they hugely admire and whose cracking new album, the highly acclaimed Pale Green Ghosts, gets a heck of a lot of play in the festival office. As part of our ongoing year-round programme of music events, the one and only John Grant will play one of Belfast’s much loved venues, the Mandela Hall, on the 4th March. Tickets are £16.50 and available now but exclusively from www.openhousefestival.com.
If you like Nick Cave, Midlake, Anna Calvi, Lambchop or Tindersticks then you will love this.
Tuesday 4th March 2014
Mandela Hall, Queens University
University Road, Belfast BT7 1NF
Tel: 028 9097 1062
Tickets: Online advance price £16.50 // Door price £20
Tickets available here.
“It’s hard to imagine a more enjoyable and rewarding hour of music being released this year than Pale Green Ghosts: self-obsessed but completely compelling, profoundly discomforting but beautiful, lost in its own fathomless personal misery, but warm, funny and wise. The Guardian – 5 stars ***** (Album Of The Week)
It’s been an extraordinary journey for John Grant, from a point where he thought he would never make music again or escape a life of substance abuse to winning awards and accolades, collaborating with Sinead O’Connor, Rumer and Hercules & Love Affair and having his music featured in the award-winning film Weekend.
It’s a journey that’s taken him from his birthplace in Buchanan, Michigan to be raised in Parker, Colorado, studying languages in Germany and, after his band The Czars split up, basing himself in New York, London, Berlin and, most recently, Iceland, where the bulk of Pale Green Ghosts was recorded. It’s also been a journey from The Czars’ folk/country noir to the lush ‘70s FM alchemy of Queen Of Denmark to the astonishing fusion of sounds that lifts Pale Green Ghosts to even giddier heights.
“After initial surprise, Queen Of Denmark fans should soon grow to love the album”. Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)