VAN MORRISON to play two intimate gigs at Camden’s PowerHaus on the 26th and 27th of October 2021

VAN MORRISON to play two intimate gigs at Camden’s PowerHaus on the 26th and 27th of October 2021

Van Morrison will play two intimate gigs at Camden’s PowerHaus on the 26th and 27th of October 2021. He is a figure synonymous with great music, well known for the unforgettable song Brown Eyed Girl, who has had more than 40 of his albums reach the UK top 40 during his illustrious career.

His live performances have been described as transcendental experiences, and this will offer no exception. The intimate venue will provide fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this icon perform his music up-close and enjoy the depth and breadth of his talent Morrison will perform tracks from his 42nd studio album, Latest Record Project, Volume 1 which he released earlier this year to critical acclaim.

The 28-track album includes songs such as Why Are You on Facebook?, They Own The Media and Western Man. The album marked a return to the UK Top Ten for Morrison, making the 2020s the fourth consecutive decade in which he has achieved such success. Uncut described it as “his most visceral album in years”.

Sir Van Morrison is an undisputable musical icon whose inspirational musical legacy spans decades and
genres. His musical legacy is rooted in post-war Belfast, where he was born in 1945. His father was a shipyard worker and had one of the largest record collections in the area during the period. Van listened obsessively to his father’s collection of blues, country and gospel, becoming acquainted with many of the influences that would follow him throughout his career. Musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly came to strongly impact the music that would define his career.

At the young age of 15, he was a travelling musician - singing, playing guitar and saxophone in several bands before forming Them in 1964. The band enjoyed chart success with instant hits such as the much-covered Gloria and Here Comes The Night.

Since striking out on his own in 1967 with the release of Blowin ’Your Mind!, Morrison’s music has continued to span genres including R&B, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Folk and Soul. Van’s unrivalled songwriting and musicality continues to evolve with the creation of new material and reinterpretation of older classics.

Critic Greil Marcus argues that the breadth and complexity of Morrison's work make him a distinctive and unique figure: "Morrison remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of Rock and Roll, a singer who cannot be pinned down, dismissed, or fitted into anyone's expectations."

Jay Cocks comments "He extends himself only to express himself. Alone among rock's great figures—and even in that company he is one of the greatest—Morrison is adamantly inward. And unique. Although he freely crosses musical boundaries…he can unfailingly be found in the same strange place: on his own wavelength.”

Powerhaus is delighted to host this unique and unmissable set of intimate shows by a true musical legend this October.

Tickets Available via DICE
Van Morrison @ PowerHaus
26th & 27th October 2021
For further information visit
www.powerhauscamden.com

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