The Tiger Lillies in Berlin!

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The Tiger Lillies are back in Berlin!

The Grammy nominated Godfathers of alternative cabaret are returning to one of their favourite cities - Berlin, to perform their only concert of 2018 at The Admiralspalast.The band will premiere brand new songs and invite you to take a trip into the Devil’s Fairground (their forthcoming new album) where temptation and sin await. The set will also include material from their most recent release Corrido de la Sangre and fan favourites from their 29 year-long career!

One of the most provocative and genre-defying bands you could come across, the world of The Tiger Lillies is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty. Mixing pre-war Berlin cabaret with anarchic opera and gypsy music, their songs echo the voices of Bertolt Brecht and Jacques Brel.

Performing all over the world the band has collaborated with circus performers and Shakespearean actors; experimental dancers and avant-garde photographers; burlesque puppeteers and classical music ensembles, winning an Olivier Award for their West End musical Shockheaded Peter along the way.

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Greek Tour in June!

We are coming to Greece on a six-stop tour with  The Very Worst of the Tiger Lillies!

 

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We will be playing at:

Tuesday, June 19              Veakio Theatre - Piraeus

Wednesday, June 20        Forest Theatre - Thessaloniki

Thursday, June 21             Its Kale Acropolis - Ioannina

Friday, June 22                  Roman Auditorium - Patras

Saturday, June 23             Technopolis Theatre - Heraklion, Crete

Sunday, June 24                Vrachon Theatre - Athens

 

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The Ballad of Sexual Dependency in Cardiff!

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On the 15th  June The Tiger Lillies will appear  in Cardiff as part of the Festival of Voice. In a rare UK outing they will appear in the critically acclaimed 'The Ballad of Sexual Dependency' a stunning, live soundtrack to the award winning suite of photos by legendary photographer Nan Goldin,

Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a deeply personal photographic narrative, formed out of the artist’s own experiences around Boston, New York and Berlin’s demi-monde, in the late 1970s, 1980s, and beyond.

Just brilliant and utterly fantastic! You’ll never hear more perverse and twisted as well as haunting and sorrowful songs
— Marc Almond

The godfathers of alternative cabaret the Tiger Lillies, perform a live soundtrack for the Ballad, one continuous piece of music that evolves and underscores the beauty, pain, joy, tragedy and sorrow of relationships and startling images by Nan Goldin.

The forty-five slide show, including over 700 images and a sound track, functions like a film. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, constantly re-edited and updated, began its public life on the club circuit in New York City and has since been shown at museums, galleries, film festivals, and alternative spaces the world over.

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For ticket links please visit the → TOUR page

CORRIDO DE LA SANGRE PREMIERE!

 HOME Manchester, 20 April - 5 May 2018

A Mexican setting provides the backdrop for this brand new cycle of songs and its stage show, as the Tiger Lillies embark on a Latin vacation that takes a turn for the worst.

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An orphan, barely twelve years old, in a dusty, one-horse town... the beautiful Maria, and the drug baron who really shouldn’t have crossed her... strange, furtive rituals and mysterious characters who may be alive, or not, amidst the wild din of the Day of the Dead that swirls all around them... ¿que pasa? What can it all mean...? If only there was a glimpse of poncho and the stench of an evil-smelling cheroot we would know where we were, even a pocket-watch or a distant whistle on the wind... but no, that sound, it’s like Hell’s house-band is playing, and so it is: the Tiger Lillies are going down Mexico way.

Seemingly abducted from their latest touring performances, the band, or perhaps it is the oddly familiar Los Flores del Tigre, wind up in a disreputable outpost near the Mexican border where the singer starts to tell his sorry tale. In these story-telling songs, his corridos, we hear about the tough life he suffered from the start, as a child accordionist playing bars to try and earn enough for a crust of empanada, before a couple of other lost mariachis joined him and together they were given an offer they couldn’t refuse: to sing the praises of the local drug lord. Older now, his heart is inflamed by Maria, who is also being kept at the hacienda, and in his youthful passion he resolves to free her and demonstrate his noble spirit. But Maria is also loved by the wicked crone, who lays a curse on our hero, and thus caught up in such a web of intrigue and emotion there is no escape for him and his compadres. Yet no story like this would be complete without revenge, and eventually we come to understand that the festival of the Day of the Dead is here to be taken very literally indeed.

These songs of murder, retribution and lost love make up the album, which is also the soundtrack for the new, full-length stage show, “Corrido de la Sangre”, presented by HOME and given its world premiere on 20 April, the same day the album is released. The show features projected sets and startling visuals courtesy of regular Tiger Lillies amigo Mark Holthusen (Haunted Palace, Rime of the Ancient Mariner etc.), alongside original music from the Olivier Award-winning and Grammy-nominated trio, widely celebrated and enduringly popular for their distinctive sound that marries high-art cabaret with sordid depravity.

Martyn Jacques’s singing and performance on accordion, piano, harmonica, organ, ukulele or guitar is accompanied as ever by Adrian Stout’s multi-instrument playing, on bass, euphonium and musical saw, plus sepulchral backing vocals; drum duty is handled by Andreas Winter, with guest spots from Jacques and also Timm Brockmann, the master of the mix. For that essential extra quality, Christian Krille plays trumpet on just over half the tracks.

WILTON'S MUSIC HALL

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The Tiger Lillies will perform a two-week run at the stunning Wilton's Music Hall in London this May. Performing material from their forthcoming album The Devil's Fairground, their new song cycle Corrido de la Sangre and classic favourites from their long career the Grammy nominated band will bring London's oldest surving music hall to eerie life.

Ticket links are on the TOUR section of the site and HERE

One of the most provocative and genre-defying bands you could come across, the world of The Tiger Lillies is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty. Mixing pre-war Berlin cabaret with anarchic opera and gypsy music, their songs echo the voices of Bertolt Brecht and Jacques Brel.

Performing all over the world the band has collaborated with circus performers and Shakespearean actors; experimental dancers and avant-garde photographers; burlesque puppeteers and classical music ensembles, winning an Olivier Award for their West End musical Shockheaded Peter along the way.

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Corrido de la Sangre - A NEW SHOW PREMIERE IN APRIL!

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Part of: Our new Spring – Summer 2018 Season , ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2018

Fri 20 Apr 2018 – Sat 5 May 2018

A Corrido singer and his band return from the realm of the dead to haunt their killer and tell us their dark story of intrigue, vengeance, murder and the mayhem of a romance gone bad.

This new, full-length show blends stunning visuals with original music from the Grammy-nominated godfathers of alternative cabaret, The Tiger Lillies.

Set in a small dusty town in the lands between Mexico and the US, the singer relays the tale of his rise and fall and the songs of life at the border, where mythical creatures from Aztec times still haunt the night.

This is a realm where folklore and real life merge, where you can meet a knight, an evil king, a damsel in distress and the Saint of the Sinners. Anything is possible. Just don’t believe everything you hear… Greater Manchester Arts Centre (HOME) is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund