The newly formed Europa Concerts, headed up by renowned concert promoter Mike Jones, are proud to present a series of socially distanced live events at the magnificent London Palladium. The first four artists to be announced on the bill are Midge Ure, The Dualers, Hawkwind and The House & Garage Orchestra. Tickets are available here.
The London Palladium have successfully put on a series of Covid-safe events this year, making this newly announced series of concerts the perfect setting to wash away the winter blues and to enjoy the start of 2021. With more artists to be announced very soon, starting the proceedings are:
THE DUALERS – JANUARY 29TH
South East London’s ska and reggae heroes The Dualers first hit the headlines when the single ‘Kiss On The Lips’ stormed in to the UK Top 30 despite no industry backing. With a number of album releases, several Top 40 chart singles and a large worldwide fan base behind them, their unique Jamaican-style rhythm & blues sound, teamed with their lively vibrant performances, has seen the band consistently perform to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe & Asia. In January, that vibrant performance will be making its way to London for what’s sure to be a very special evening.
The Duallers comment: “After the nightmare that was 2020, we cannot wait to start 2021 with a bang! We are incredibly excited to be playing the London Palladium on 29th Jan for a very special, and socially distanced, show. Bring it on 🔥”
Tickets start from £26.50 and can be purchased here.
THE HOUSE & GARAGE ORCHESTRA – JANUARY 30TH
The House & Garage Orchestra are the ultimate celebration of uplifting music to herald a brighter 2021. Comprised of an expanded live orchestra featuring both brass and string sections they, along with some very special guests, will be stunning The London Palladium with their captivating and nostalgic re-imaginings of some of the genre’s most iconic moments, breathing new life into unforgettable dance classics from the 80s and 90s.
The House & Garage Orchestra say: “After a difficult 2020 for the entertainment industry we are absolutely delighted to have been asked to perform at the prestigious London Palladium on 30th January 2021. We’ll be spending the next lockdown creating a stunning new show for you, we can’t wait to see you there!”
Tickets start from £22.50 and can be purchased here.
HAWKWIND ‘ARRIVAL IN DYSTOPIA’ – FEBRUARY 2ND
Legendary space rock innovators Hawkwind will be bringing their mesmerising psychedelic music to the London Palladium, throwing open the doors and beckoning you in to join them in their world. With 22 of their albums consecutively charting between 1971 and 1993 and a discography spanning a whopping five decades, the fabled quintet will be taking attendees on a thrilling tour of their biggest and best moments as they continue on their epic, intergalactic journey.
Hawkwind add: “It’s a really exciting prospect to be back playing the London Palladium in February 2021. A little over 2 years ago we played 2 nights to a packed venue and, although it will be to a smaller crowd because of social distancing, it feels more important than ever to be out there, performing again. We only got to play one gig last year and, for those of us who have been gigging every year for decades, it’s been hard. Creativity depends on a balance between rehearsing, recording and performing, all these elements depend on each other for the artistic process. Our new album Carnivorous was inspired by, and written during, lockdown and the show will highlight recent events with all the mind-blowing theatricality that you would expect from Hawkwind. The band that are known for predicting dystopian futures now arrive in Dystopia.”
Tickets start from £26.50 and can be purchased here.
MIDGE URE ‘THE 1980 TOUR, VIENNA & VISAGE’ – FEBRUARY 3RD
An artist who has received Ivor Novello, Grammy, BASCAP awards along with a flotilla of gold and platinum records, really needs very little introduction. A globally successful, greatly influential and widely celebrated songwriter, Midge Ure will be gracing the stage of The London Palladium alongside some very special guests to perform songs from two of his finest works, Ultravox’s Vienna and Visage’s self titled record, many of which have rarely been performed live.
Midge Ure comments: “When our ‘1980 Tour’ was brought to an unceremonious close by Covid in March, it all felt very unresolved. Plans for the end of the Australian tour had to be cancelled or postponed and we did the last show in Adelaide, amidst fears we weren’t going to be able to get home.So we were absolutely delighted to be offered the opportunity to do one final (socially distanced!) show at the London Palladium on February 3rd 2021! Performing the entire Vienna album and selected highlights from Visage, Midge and Band Electronica will be supported by India Electric Company for this very special, post lockdown, experience!”
Tickets start from £25.50 and can be purchased here.
HEALTH & SAFETY AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM
All events at The London Palladium exceed the Government’s current Coronavirus and social distancing guidelines. Customers’ safety is of paramount importance and therefore, across the theatre, they have reconfigured their seating to ensure that audience bubbles are seated at least 1m apart. This includes respacing rows in the stalls to guarantee a 1m distance in front and behind and beside each group. An audience bubble must be a group of 6 people or less from a single household or support bubble.
The spacing between seats is part of a wide suite of health and safety measures, including the mandatory wearing of face coverings, which enables them to operate confidently and safely. Please click here for a PDF version of the LW Theatres Audience Guide.