China Crisis+ support WARE
- Date: Saturday 22 Feb 2020
- Hall: CreativeColors Stage
- Doors open: 19:30
- Start: 20:30
- Presale: 29,50 (incl. service charge)
- At the door: 30,-
Liverpool legends China Crisis delight in touring the UK performing their classic album Flaunt the Imperfection live in its entirety with their band alongside other hits and favourite tracks. Flaunt the Imperfection was the third China Crisis album for Virgin Records, released to international critical acclaim, selling more than a million copies worldwide and including hit singles “Black Man Ray” and “King in a Catholic Style” amongst its 10 tracks. The album was the first work (but not last) produced for the band by musical icon Walter Becker (Steely Dan) who became both a friend and collaborator as well as guide and mentor, and whose recent passing makes these performances especially poignant for band and audience alike.
The founding duo behind China Crisis, Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon, will be joined on stage by a stellar band of musicians hand-selected by them for these momentous performances; they all look forward to making Flaunt the Imperfection Live a very special evening for those attending. Along with performing this classic work, the band will also perform their many other hits such as “Wishful Thinking”, “Arizona Sky”, “Christian”, “Tragedy and Mystery”, “Working with Fire and Steel”, and “Hanna Hanna”.
So, it all began in 2018. “Wait, no. Then we wrote our first WARE song but it began much earlier”.
Andre and Bas met somewhere over a decade ago and were making music under the name Tomorrow Starts. Dark and intense songs which were a reflection of their sometimes moody feelings. In 2017 Bas met Eric, who in that period decided to make music an even more integral part of his life, and took up guitar at Tomorrow Starts. They played a few gigs and jammed a lot. “The jam sessions began to create a very cool vibe by adding electronic instruments.”
At the end of summer of 2018 they left their studio in Leiderdorp, which was to be demolished, and moved into the Ballonpad Studio. “The new environment had a very creative impact on us”. Songs started to emerge and the WARE sound was born. “A crispy and melodic crossover of many of our musical influences was taking over. You could say it’s a funny blend of 80’s pop, Italo Disco, Brit Rock, New Wave and Electro.” The songs are about freedom, expression and change. Life is beautiful, special and superficial. WARE is here!