26 May 2017
Next month The Tiger Lillies will premiere a brand new show at the Bergen International Festival based on the work of the legendary, gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe. An album of the songs from the show will be released at the same time and will be available here in the shop.
The show features a new suite of songs written by Martyn and adapted from some of Poe's most famous stories and poems. It also features visuals from regular Tiger Lillies collaborator Mark Holthusen (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Lulu - A Murder Ballad). After the premiere in Bergen Poe's Haunted Palace will tour Europe in the Autumn and in to 2018.
Loosely based on Poe’s tales and poems, and inspired by his stormy and tragic life, the concert performance retains the author’s own black sense of humour while navigating the inner paths of his soul.
In a haunted palace a young poet meets the devilish Raven, who supplies him with especially black ink, which guarantees glory and honour. The poet writes frantically and soon runs out. Desperate for more ink, he careers through the many corridors and halls of the palace. In each room he finds a story, a poem, a page of Poe’s imagination, and everywhere there are dying maidens.
The Tiger Lillies, infamous for their characteristic sound reminiscent of opera and gypsy music and their raw passion, make music in the intersection between the offensive and the brilliant. It is three years since they last visited Bergen and its festival, and the band promise a visual nightmare and a bizarre musical extravaganza when they – joined by two actors for the occasion – delve into the unfathomable jolie laide world of Edgar Allan Poe.
8 February 2017
The band will be on tour in support of the new album Cold Night In Soho in the spring of 2017.
After the sell out show at London's Roundhouse, the Tiger Lillies will travel through Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France playing the entire album plus a few fan favourites. Booking links are in the TOUR section of the website now, so get your tickets now to hear the songs that The Independant described in its 5 star review as "variously serious, humorous and blasphemous, that lead one, unsuspecting, to an emotional climax that just reaches in and tears out your heart"
26 January 2017
Cold Night In Soho - Available to buy now in our shop.
As cruel winter once again closes in there comes a time to look back on the year, but in the case of the Tiger Lillies it is a longer look, back to the band’s first steps in the racy and often heartless world of Soho in the 1980s.
on sale on CD, Vinyl and download
"Over nine minutes wreathed in shivering bowed bass and saw, the album comes into focus on a more personal level, with Jacques’ wracked delivery becoming slower and slower as the emotion drains out of him and he sinks deeper into grief-stricken memories. It’s a remarkable performance, one which confounds their reputation as theatrical ironists and confirms that behind the greasepaint lurks genuine emotion."
11 January 2017
The Tiger Lillies new album 'Cold Night in Soho' will be released on January 26th and has already been praised by critics. Featuring many songs about the heart of London's underground scene when it was at it's most vibrant, this new set of songs will be released on CD, vinyl and download and will be available from the shop on this site.
To celebrate the launch of 'Cold Night in Soho' The Tiger Lillies will be performing one of their biggest ever London shows at The Roundhouse in Camden on Friday 3rd February. Featuring the new songs alongside fan favourites from the band's 28 year career this will be their only London concert for 2017 - it promises to be a night to remember.
Vinyl and CD copies of the album will also be available to buy at the show (signed by the band of course).
Tickets links can be found on the 'TOUR' section of the site.
3 November 2016
Early next year The Tiger Lillies will perform a headline concert on the main stage of The Roundhouse in Camden, London on Friday the 3rd February.
The show will launch the band's new album 'Cold Night in Soho', their first Tiger Lillies band album in over ten years (other recent recordings have all been tied to one of their many theatre shows). This will be the only band concert in London during 2017 and will premiere new songs from the album alongside some of their classic material. The album will also be available to buy at the show (signed by the band of course).
Ticket links can be found on the TOUR section of the site.
1 August 2016
On the 23rd, 24th and 25th August The Tiger Lillies return to one of their very favourite countries - Greece. The band will premiere their new concert show 'Madame Piaf' in Athens, Patra and Thessaloniki where they will play in beautiful, outdoor venues. Ticket links can be found on the TOUR section of the site - do join us!
19 July 2016
Birds do it, bees do it — and here for your entertainment the Tiger Lillies do it, in 16 songs all written by Cole Porter and presented in the band’s particular and distinctive style.
The Tiger Lillies have releasded a cd of Love For Sale to accompany the show, its available now to buy in the SHOP and at the Soho Theatre during the run from 14-30 July.
5 July 2016
The Tiger Lillies new show 'Love For Sale' has it's London premiere at Soho Theatre next week. A rare chance to see the band in an intimate setting the Opera North produced show breathes dastardly, new life in to Cole Porter classics. Ticket info can be found on the TOUR section of the site.
The Olivier Award-winning godfathers of alternative cabaret return to Soho Theatre.This July, Opera North Projects offers the chance for audiences to rediscover the music of Cole Porter, as cult cabaret trio The Tiger Lillies uncover the delight, despair and delirium that lies beneath the surface of Porter’s more romantic and mysterious works in Love for Sale.
Olivier Award-winning musicians Martyn Jacques and Adrian Stout – who make up The Tiger Lillies – return to Soho Theatre for another Opera North Projects commission. In typical Tiger Lillies style, this twisted and grimy cabaret will reimagine some of Porter’s best-loved classics including My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Love for Sale and Miss Otis Regrets as well as hits from his most famous musicals.
6 June 2016
To celebrate the launch of their new album MADAME PIAF The Tiger Lillies play two shows at the London Wonderground's beautiful Spiegeltent on the South Bank, 11th and 12th June.
This new suite of songs is inspired by the life of Edith Piaf and features fan favourite Another Glass of Wine and Public Sin - which you can see the brand new video for on youtube (directed by Andrey Kezzyn). The album also features several covers of Piaf's most famous songs and will be available in the online shop later this week. Come down to the London Wonderground shows and get a copy signed by the band (ticket links on the TOUR section of the site).
18 May 2016
Following sell-out shows at the Brighton Dome The Tiger Lillies will return to one of their favourite cities for the Brighton Fringe where they will be performing three nights of their new PIAF concert in the beautiful Spiegeltent at the Old Steine Pleasure Gardens. The band will be beside the seaside for bank holiday weekend from the 29th - 31st May. Full details and ticket links are on the TOUR section of the site.
12 April 2016
The Tiger Lillies are coming home to London this Summer with not one, but two new shows.
The band will present the UK premiere of PIAF - a brand new concert inspired by one of their greatest influences, the incomparable Edith Piaf. The Tiger Lillies have always been drawn towards the theatrical and this new concert is no exception. Featuring brand new music along with songs made famous by Piaf this promises to be a night to remember.‘Piaf was great, electric. She came from the gutter but is one of the best singers ever’ - Martyn Jacques.
You can see PIAF at the beautiful London Wonderground on the South Bank for two nights only on the 11th and 12th June.
The band will then make a return to one of their favourite venues in London, Soho Theatre, with 'Love for Sale'. Back at the venue for the first time in five years with a series of rare, intimate concerts. The show is produced by Opera North and offers the chance for audiences to rediscover the music of Cole Porter, as The Tiger Lillies uncover the delight, despair and delirium that lies beneath the surface of Porter’s more romantic and mysterious works.
In typical Tiger Lillies style, this twisted and grimy cabaret will reimagine some of Porter’s best-loved classics including My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Love for Sale and Miss Otis Regrets as well as hits from his most famous musicals.
Love for Sale runs at Soho Theatre from the 14th - 30th July.
Full info and booking links for both shows can be found on the TOUR section of the site.
11 March 2016
The Tiger Lillies are coming to get you! Over at the TOUR section of the site a lot of new dates have been added, are the band playing down your street?
After making their Colombian debut later this month with their hit version of Hamlet the band head back to Frankfurt to tell The Tale of Franz Biberkopf.
Following these theatre shows it's back to playing concerts as the band go on tour playing both brand new material and some of their most famous songs. the Tiger Lillies wil be appearing in Switzerland, Austria, Prague, Budapest, Slovenia and they will make their debut in Sofia, Bulgaria.
And UK fans - you're next - keep your eyes peeled!
17 February 2016
Just a reminder for any fans down under that the band's Hamlet show opens at Perth International Festival today and runs until the 21st February.
Shakespeare’s most revered tragedy is plunged into a world of Weimar cabaret as celebrated cult band The Tiger Lillies present their ‘opera grotesque’ version of Hamlet.
A suite of new songs and a cast of actors, circus acts and giant puppets transform this iconic tragedy into a display of musical and visual fireworks. British musical trio, The Tiger Lillies, bring their punk cabaret style to Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and betrayal, murder and revenge. These post-modern jesters tell the story of the anguished prince Hamlet with their own macabre twist, punctuated by the hauntingly beautiful falsetto and dark, edgy songwriting of frontman Martyn Jacques.
After opening to wild acclaim in Denmark, and touring across Europe, The Tiger Lillies deliver Hamletin a spectacular blast of theatrical seduction, deception, death and dark humour.
12 January 2016
The band are currently performing a run of concerts at the Sydney Festival and the reviews have been great:
'they may be perverts, blasphemers and ponces, but I wouldn’t have them any other way. Long live the Lillies!' ★★★★½ - Limelight Magazine.
'Macabre, haunting and wickedly funny - breathtaking' - theatrenow
'Vulgar vaudeville with vim, vigour and perfectly modulated volume, I couldn’t have loved it more.' - Sydney Arts Guide
'The Tiger Lillies’ put on a grotesque and fantastic performance, drawing the audience in for a trip into another world'. - Australian Music Network.
The shows run until the 17th January, details can be found on the TOUR section of the site.