Gill Scott-Heron - London And Manchester Next Week/weekend
Details of three live shows next week and next weekend
Live at Manchester Sunday 25th April
Royal Festival Hall - London
+ Speech Debelle (20 April only)
Tuesday 20 April 2010 - Saturday 24 April 2010
Due to overwhelming public demand a second gig has now been added on Saturday 24 April.
In 1971 Gil Scott-Heron laid out the blueprint for the whole rap genre with 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised', and now, as vital as ever, he returns with his new album 'I'm New Here' (XL Recordings) and this rare London show. One of the most important figures in 20th-century music to have come out of America, his thoughtful, provocative and still rebellious voice is something to be heard.
Support (for the 20 April concert only) comes from the 2009 Mercury Prize-winner Speech Debelle, whose album 'Speech Therapy' has been hailed as an outstanding debut. Support on 24 April comes from Ladi6.