Buxton Opera House
27 Mar 2017
Hits and Pieces
One of Britain’s most gifted, and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond performs songs from both his solo career and his time in Soft Cell, ahead of the release of his new album Hits and Pieces.
Celebrating his 60th birthday, Almond, along with a full band, will perform his Number 1 singles Tainted Love (which spent a record 43 consecutive weeks in the US singles charts) and Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart, which he recorded with Gene Pitney, plus more of his biggest and best-loved hits.
Described by the Observer as ‘a musician who has never stood still’, Marc Almond found fame in the early 1980s as one half of the pioneering synth-pop duo Soft Cell. Since then, he has had a hugely successful, prolific and diverse solo career, selling over 30 million records worldwide, including his much revered interpretations of Jacques Brel songs, as well as his own self-penned pieces.
Q Magazine recently referred to Marc Almond as ‘one of pop’s greatest voices’, and he has also collaborated many other legendary figures in music, including Tony Visconti, Jools Holland, and Nico. Most recently, Marc performed as part of the BBC Proms celebration of the music of David Bowie.
Now, as he approaches his 60th birthday, these shows are an opportunity to celebrate with Marc Almond the ‘Hits and Pieces’ that have made up one of the most iconic careers in British popular music.
Dates and Prices
Dates: Monday 27 March 7.30pm
Discounts: Not available.