Desire’s Magic Theatre draws inspiration from the rock operas of the late sixties and early seventies; musically, visually and lyrically, it touches on a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic & classic rock, making telling use of classical instruments and complex arrangements, and fully exploring the outer limits of reel to reel tape.
Says Cunningham: “Desire’s Magic Theatre has turned out to be everything I’d imagined and more! My world has been so consumed by it that I’ve barely been able to reflect on what it has become: a technicolour variety show, a playful display of the musical whims only briefly hinted at in our previous work; a psychedelic rock opera dedicated to our good friends Sarge Pepper and Zig Stardust.”
Purson – Cunningham, George Hudson (guitars), Samuel Robinson (keyboards), Justin Smith (bass), Raphael Mura (drums) – have recently returned from a six-week tour of North America Special Guesting with Ghost, following on from a stint on the Kiss Kruise IV plus a sold-out Los Angeles debut at the notorious Viper Room.
Desire’s Magic Theatre is set for release on March 25th 2016 under the Spinefarm / Machine Elf banner, supported by a headline UK tour plus selected European shows; summer festivals and visits to Australia and Japan will follow.
UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
WED 09 BRISTOL, THE LOUISIANA
THU 10 NOTTINGHAM, ROCK CITY
FRI 11 NORWICH, WATERFRONT STUDIO
SAT 12 MILTON KEYNES, THE CRAUFURD ARMS
WED 16 LONDON, 100 CLUB
THU 24 EXETER, THE CAVERN CLUB
FRI 25 PLYMOUTH, THE JUNCTION
SAT 26 SOUTHAMPTON, JOINERS
SUN 27 BRIGHTON, THE HOPE & RUIN
WED 30 BIRMINGHAM, THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
THU 31 MANCHESTER, NIGHT & DAY
FRI 01 GLASGOW, AUDIO
SAT 02 LEEDS, THE BRUDENELL
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