Gig Of The Week: Hawkwind
WHERE: Sheffield Plug
WHEN: Wednesday, December 7
The pre-eminent emperors of space rock return for what’s become their annual pre-Xmas UK tour. Apart from the above, they also play the following December shows:
Thu. 8: Birmingham HMV Institute
Fri. 9: Manchester Academy
Sat. 10: London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
So, what can we expect from the band this time. Says band leader Dave Brock:
“We try to cover tracks from all the different eras of our 42-year history. We will also be performing songs from the forthcoming album, due for release in spring 2012.”
Apart from guitarist/vocalist Brock, the rest of the line-up is Niall Hone (guitar), Mr. Dibs (bass), Tim Blake (keyboards) and Richard Chadwick (drums).
These gigs bring to an end what’s been a busy year for Hawkwind.
“We played in Australia at the beginning of the year, then a few major festivals in Europe. Then we settled down in the studio to finish recording the new studio album, and a very special project which we can’t talk about yet.”
And 2012 is gonna be equally as hectic.
“We will be touring UK and Europe in the spring to coincide with the album release. We also have a side project, Stella Variations, coming out and a Dave Brock solo album called Looking For Love In The Lost Land Of Dreams.
Support on this tour comes from the Lloyd Langton Group, featuring one time Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton.
Find out more at www.hawkwind.com