The Royal Albert Hall's most famous and infamous concerts may have taken place more than four decades ago, like the time The Beatles and Rolling Stones shared the stage or when Bob Dylan antagonized his audience with electric guitars, but the historically revered venue continues to have one of the best reputations in the world. All of that admiration is well earned considering that the venue has 4,000 seats, audiophile-approved sound, and enough room for a full orchestra to perform.
Ninja Tune artist The Cinematic Orchestra will join an enviable group of musicians (Siouxsie and The Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, and Spiritualized, to name just a few) when they release Live at the Royal Albert Hall next week. The album was recorded in early 2007 with a 24-piece orchestra and an expanded line-up of the band including guest vocalists Lou Rhodes and Patrick Watson.
To coincide with the release, they'll be playing a short string of not-to-be-missed U.S. dates:
4/22 New York, NY: Jazz Standard @ 7:30 PM
4/22 New York, NY: Jazz Standard @ 9:30 PM
4/23 Brooklyn, NY: Williamsburg Music Hall
4/26 Indio, CA: Coachella Music Festival