As the lead singer of soft Cell, Marc Almond pioneered the synth-pop sound of the 80s with hit songs like Tainted Love. His solo work has seen him sell over 30 million records worldwide, including his critically acclaimed interpretations of the songs of legendary French singer Jacques Brel. Now, the icon is turning 60 and going back on the road to promote his new album, Hits and Pieces, and he's making Perth Concert Hall his only Scottish tour stop!
Almond, declared 'one of pop's greatest voices' by Q Magazine, has had a prolific musical career spanning genres and mediums for well over 30 years. On top of being one of the most iconic songs of the 80s, Tainted Love spent a record breaking 43 consecutive weeks in the US singles charts. To date, it is still one of the UK's top selling singles, having sold over 1 million copies. Some of his noted collaborators include Jools Holland, Siouxie Sioux, Jarvis Cocker, and Tony Visconti. Most recently, Almond contributed to the BBC Proms’ Late Night tribute to David Bowie.
On top of his latest album, Almond will also perform some of the best known songs of his illustrious career, accompanied by a full band. This is a great opportunity for fans to experience Almond live as he celebrates one of the most acclaimed and influential careers in British pop music. Remember, you can only catch him live in Scotland at the Perth Concert Hall!
Marc Almond comes to Perth Concert Hall on Saturday March 25th at 7:30pm. Tickets are available from the Horsecross website.
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