St David’s Hall
Monday 27 April
Limited Tickets Still Available!
BLUES legend Van Morrison returns to St David’s Hall next Monday (27 April) armed with his guitar, harmonica and a huge collection of hits.
The iconic singer-songwriter started his career as a teenager in the late 1950s covering the top tunes of the day in various groups around Belfast. He then rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the classic single Gloria.
Yet, it was as a solo star that Van Morrison’s career sky-rocketed when he released the hugely popular Brown Eyed Girl in 1967. His seminal albums Astral Weeks and Moondance further enhanced his reputation, whilst It’s Too Late to Stop Now captured the mystical and transcendental experience of his live concerts.
Much of his music is structured around the conventions of soul music, but he’s renowned for being chameleon-like in his ever-changing styles; encompassing blues, rock, country, jazz, gospel, skiffle and traditional Celtic sounds.
Even in his early days, it was clear to see his influences such as Muddy Waters, Hank Williams and Lead Belly. Through his vast body of work, Van Morrison went on to amass a legion of fans including the likes of Tom Jones and John Lee Hooker with whom he subsequently collaborated.
Plus, the breadth and reach of his work continues to gain new followers with the release of his new album Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue, which features re-recordings of his classic songs with Bobby Womack, Gregory Porter and Michael Bublé amongst others.
Since 1958, he’s enjoyed a staggering career of countless accolades including six Grammies, a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, an OBE, an Ivor Novello and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And that’s not surprising with songs like Domino, Wild Night and Jackie Wilson (I’m in Heaven when You Smile).
Van Morrison’s career has redefined the possibilities of popular music. Don’t miss this chance to see the legend return at St David’s Hall!
Limited tickets are still available priced £45, £65 and £75 (plus a £2.95 ticket service charge per transaction).
To book your seats, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444.