The Tiger Lillies stood inside a church setting looking towards the camera

The Tiger Lillies

Rock & Pop Come On Down (The Nihilism Tour) Sun 6 Oct 2024, 8:00pm The Haymarket

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Tickets:

£29 (includes £4 booking fee)

Warning

Suitable for: ages 16 and over

Grammy-nominated, post-punk pioneers The Tiger Lillies present a new show on a theme which has always run through their work – the meaninglessness and absurdity of existence. Brimming with wit, wisdom, and humanity, they argue that our achievements will come to nothing – like throwing stones into a pond, the effects of our actions will ripple away into nothingness.

The Tiger Lillies are one of the foremost avant-garde bands in the world. Olivier Award-winners, their shows are dark, peculiar, and varied, with moments of black humour and immense beauty.

Always with a touch of twisted humour and sharp irony they point an implicit accusing finger back at us: what on Earth are we doing, laughing at this stuff? Their music is a mixture of pre-war Berlin cabaret, anarchic opera and gypsy music, echoing the voices of Bertolt Brecht and Jacques Brel. One of the first bands to tour Ukraine since war broke out, they released an album to support the people there.

Reviews

5 Stars

Martyn Jacques is a charismatic focus. Trudging between his piano and accordion like a man weighed down by supernatural dread – yet his voice is a molten cascade. The execution is impeccable throughout. Phenomenal
Guardian

5 Stars

It is hard to do justice to the dark, poetic brilliance of The Tiger Lillies, just seek out a ticket for this glorious show
The Scotsman

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