Continuing on from last years 50th anniversary celebrations of Mike Oldfield and his Tubular Bells, it has been announced the multi-million-selling and multi-award-winning album will be performed live in concert across the UK this Autumn on a 29 date tour.

Tubular Bells is world-renowned as one of the most celebrated examples of music in film for its soundtracking of horror classic The Exorcist. Its legacy was cemented with Oldfield’s performance of the album’s main theme at the iconic London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, one of the rare performances of the project he has given.

The Tubular Bells UK Autumn tour will feature an expansive live group, conducted and arranged by Oldfield’s long-term collaborator Robin Smith, which will see the iconic Tubular Bells performed in full, as well as other works by Mike Oldfield including Moonlight Shadow, Summit Day, Family Man and Ommadawn.

Tubular Bells, created in 1971 and released in 1973, was the debut studio album by English multi-instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter Mike Oldfield. At just 17 years old when he started composing the music, Oldfield recorded and played almost all the instruments on the album, gained worldwide recognition when the opening theme was used for the soundtrack of the horror film, The Exorcist and went on to become the highest selling instrumental album of all time.

​A bold and progressive fusion, Tubular Bells is a journey through classical, jazz, folk, progressive rock, and electronica and went on to win a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition in 1974.

Mike Oldfield Tour dates:
Cardiff New Theatre – 5th October
Reading Hexagon – 6th October
Oxford New Theatre – 8th October
Swansea Arena – 9th October
Chester Storyhouse – 11th October
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – 13th October
Edinburgh Festival Theatre – 14th October
Perth Concert Hall – 15th October
Gateshead Glasshouse – 16th October
Sheffield City Hall – 17th October
Liverpool Philharmonic – 18th October
Stockton The Globe – 20th October
Buxton Opera House – 21st October
Manchester Bridgewater Hall – 22nd October
Leicester De Montfort Hall – 23rd October
Bath Forum – 24th October
Truro Hall for Cornwall – 26th October
Birmingham The Alexandra – 27th October
Dartford Orchard Theatre – 28th October
Southend Cliffs Pavilion – 29th October
Hastings White Rock Theatre – 30th October
Croydon Fairfield Halls – 3rd November
Ipswich Regent Theatre – 4th November
Basingstoke The Anvil – 6th November
High Wycombe Swan – 7th November
Poole Lighthouse – 8th November
Warwick Arts Centre – 10th November
Guildford G Live – 11th November
Portsmouth Guildhall – 12th November

Tickets on-sale at
Pre-sale: Thursday 18th April, 10am
General on-sale: Friday 19th April, 10am
*Edinburgh Festival Theatre general on-sale Wednesday 1st May, 10am
*Truro Hall for Cornwall general on-sale Monday 20th May, 10am

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