Arthur Brown, photo Harvey Waller

‘The God Of Hellfire’ Arthur Brown’s Live Show Dates

by Geoff Ford

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN IS TO PERFORM A SHORT SERIES OF LONG-AWAITED UK TOUR DATES WITH THREE OF THE FOUR DATES AT NORTHERN VENUES.

Rescheduled twice due to the pandemic, a full evening of ‘psychedelic individuality, ingenuity and madness’ awaits fans at Arthur Brown’s new immersive multimedia show called The Human Perspective.

Featuring great musicians, stunning visuals, iconic dance and sonic adventure, audiences will have the chance to be part of a genuine psychedelic experience, with the self-proclaimed ‘God of Hellfire’ showing us exactly why he is widely recognised as a true innovator of Shock Rock and Progressive Rock and regarded as a significant influence on heavy metal. The tour dates come ahead of the release of shock rock pioneer Arthur Brown’s new album Long Long Road on 24 June, Arthur’s 80th birthday.

Musically, the show is a retrospective of Arthur’s entire career featuring a heady mix of psychedelia, prog, blues and rock to accompany his concept for the show.

The Human Perspective concept is the exploration of our inner selves,” Arthur said, “while trying to navigate the external world. The God of Hellfire meets The God of Purefire, if you will!”

The idea for the show is something Arthur has been incubating for decades. “This is the live show I always wanted to perform with Kingdom Come back in the 1970s,” he added, “but the technology at the time meant it wasn’t possible. Now, I’m able to fully realise my vision for the show. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time.”

The first of these very special live shows will take place on Thursday 26 May at The Playhouse, in Whitley Bay, with further shows in Sale and Leeds.

Since his 1968 worldwide hit Fire, Arthur has shared the bill with the likes of The Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Mothers of Invention, the Doors, the Small Faces and Joe Cocker, appeared and performed in The Who’s rock opera Tommy, been sampled by The Prodigy and cited as a major influence on artists as diverse as Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Kiss and George Clinton.

Arthur Brown, photo Harvey Waller

With this in mind, it’s perhaps not entirely surprising that Arthur’s work was recognised at the 2019 Prog Awards, who bestowed upon him their ‘Visionary Artist Award’.

Arthur has also been awarded Classic Rock magazine’s ‘Showman Award’ and Hard Rock Hell’s ‘Legend Award’, adding further weight to the renaissance he has been in enjoying in recent years.

The dates and venues for these not-to-be-missed shows by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown are:

Thursday 26 May        Whitley Bay     The Playhouse

Friday 27 May             Sale                 Waterside

Saturday 11 June       Leeds              City Varieties

For more information and tickets please visit www.glasswerk.co.uk and www.thegodofhellfire.com