Arcade Fire to Open KOKO on April 29 – Music News

122 years after its initial opening and after three years of restoration and redevelopment, KOKO will open its doors again on April 29, 2022 with a memorable show from one of the biggest bands in the world, Arcade Fire, after a restoration and redevelopment of £70 million. , which will see it transformed from a historic Victorian theater into a state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot concert hall and broadcast house.

Widely recognized as one of the best live bands in the world, Arcade Fire last performed in London in 2018 and the KOKO show will celebrate the release of their sixth studio album “WE”, which will be released on May 6. The band’s return to live also marks a special moment in London’s music history as they perform on the reopening night of London’s iconic musical theater after three years of restoration and the global pandemic. Tickets will be available on April 21, 2022 above. Access to pre-sale tickets is available with WE pre-orders on any format from the official Arcade Fire UK store.

The release of “WE” is preceded by lead single “The Lightning I, II” and an already legendary series of surprise performances at New York’s legendary Bowery Ballroom last month. Produced by Nigel Godrich, Win & Régine, and recorded in multiple locations including New Orleans, El Paso and Mount Desert Island, “WE” paradoxically distils the longest work the band has ever spent writing into a concise epic of 40 minutes – one on the forces that threaten to alienate us from the people we love, as it is inspired by the urgency to overcome them.

In keeping with KOKO’s historic, deep and diverse musical heritage, the opening weekend features quality curation in a variety of genres. On Saturday night, Ibizan techno deep house icon Luciano takes over for an extended set, while British rap star Central Cee sets to dominate the new future playing two shows in one day on Sunday May 1, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Chase & Status, Flume, Gabriels, King Promise, Patrice Rushen, PC Music, Lets Eat Grandma, Dylan, Moses Sumney, among others (all listed below).

They join, among others, Jorja Smith, Lianne La Havas, Honey Dijon, Todd Terje, Mulatu Astatke, the legendary Ethiopian jazz icon.

April 29 Arcade Fire
April 30 KOKO Electronics: Luciano
May 1 Central Cee
May 9 Lianne La Havas – SOLD OUT
May 10 Lianne La Havas – SOLD OUT
May 11 Lianne La Havas – SOLD OUT
May 6 Parra for Cuva
May 6 KOKO Electronic: 2ManyDJs, Breakbot & Irfane
May 7 KOKO Electronic: Jayda G, Jamie 3:26, Jaguar, Ruby Savage
May 8 Portico Quartet
12 May Chase & Status
May 13Peter Doherty
May 13 KOKO Electronic: Special guest TBA, Optimo, India Jordan, Ceri
May 14 Global Awards
May 15 Mulatu Astatke
May 18 Zak Abel
May 19 Honey Dijon
May 20 DJ Seinfeld – SOLD OUT
May 20 KOKO Electronic: mange tout, very special guest, Ewan McVicor, Syreeta
May 21 KOKO Electronic: 10 years of Hot Since 82 – Hot Since 82 Originals Only Set
May 22 Vance Joy – SOLD OUT
May 23Kim Gordon
May 26 Jorja Smith and FAMM – SOLD OUT
May 27 Hania Rani
May 27 KOKO Electronic: Steel City Showcase – Mall Grab, Kettama, Chloe Robinson
May 28 KOKO Electronics: Kerri Chandler, CC:Disco!, Helena Star
May 29 King’s Promise
May 31 Amaarae
June 1 Patrice Rushen
June 4 KOKO Electronic: Skream (Open To Close)
June 5 DJ Shadow
June 10 KOKO Electronic: very special guest, Batu, Crystalmess
June 14 Rémi Loup
June 15 PC Music
June 16 Omar Apollo
June 21 Gabriels
June 28 Moses Sumney
July 2 KOKO Electronic: Todd Terje, Young Marco, Lone (Live), Vale Budino
July 3 Rhythm
July 6 Cory Henry
July 8 Shkun
July 11 Channel
July 12 Channel
July 20 Yola
July 29 KOKO Electronics: Moses Boyd DJ B2B DJ LAG, Novelist, Scratcha DVA (Amapiano Set), Charisse C
August 3 IVDI
August 30 Tank and the Bangas
September 21
Sep 22 Overmono
September 30 Obongjayar
19 Oct Let’s eat grandma
Oct 20 Cassia
Nov 3 GoGo Penguin
7 Nov Dylan
November 11 Stone Foundation
13 Nov Ibeyi
Nov. 15 Anaïs Mitchell
Nov. 16 Bob Moses
18 Nov The Selector

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