STRAWBS MARK 50th ANNIVERSARY!
Strawbs marked their 30th Anniversary with a two-day celebration in Chiswick, England and their 40th with a similar event in Twickenham, England. Now, for the first time, a milestone Strawbs anniversary is coming to North America!
Strawbs 50th Anniversary Weekend will include performances by artists who played with frontman David Cousins and the band throughout its five-decade history, special guests, a symphonic segment featuring a 30-piece orchestra, Grave New World, live in its entirety for the first and only time, and much more. The event will take place April 26-28, 2019 at The Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey. Full details will be posted to www.strawbs50.com as they become available.
UPDATE: It was just announced that music legend Tony Visconti, producer of many of Strawbs’ early recordings and the creator of musical moments like T. Rex’s “Get It On (Bang a Gong),” David Bowie’s “Young Americans” and The Moody Blues’ “Your Wildest Dreams” will join the stellar line-up that will celebrate Strawbs’ 50th Anniversary! In honor of the occasion, Visconti is creating an entirely new score for the live orchestral performance of Strawbs’ first single, “Oh, How She Changed”!
Eastern Canada fans who prefer their Strawbs a bit closer to home (or want to get a glimpse before booking a spot for the full anniversary event in New Jersey), can catch the electric line-up this month:
Wednesday 10 October – Maison de la Musique, Le Palais Montcalm, Quebec City QC
Thursday 11 October – Club Soda, Montreal QC
Friday 12 October – Centre for Performing Arts, Oakville ON
Saturday 13 October – Peters Players, Gravenhurst ON
Sunday 14 October – Hugh’s Room, Toronto ON
Monday 15 October – Hugh’s Room, Toronto ON
Tuesday 16 October – Aeolian Hall, London ON
Wednesday 17 October – Cultural Centre, Midland ON