After years away touring the world, the Olivier Award-winning godfathers of alternative cabaret, the legendary alternative-rock trio The Tiger Lillies embark on a European tour of their highly-acclaimed back catalogue of music with their show ‘From the Circus to the Cemetery’, to coincide with the release of their first ‘best of’ album, ‘The Worst of The Tiger Lillies’. The UK leg will see them appear all over the country, performing songs like Roll Up, Danced All Night and Boatman, that haven’t been played in years from 4th May to 10th June 2023.
The Grammy-nominated Godfathers of alternative cabaret return with a career spanning concert. Expect dark and deviant theatrics as they delve into their back catalogue presenting their most famous songs alongside new surprises.
With an international reputation for being one of the foremost avant-garde bands in the world, Olivier award winners The Tiger Lillies never cease to surprise, shock and entertain with their inimitable musical style, conjuring up the macabre magic of pre-war Berlin and fusing it with the savage edge of punk.
With their dark and eccentric underground appeal, Tiger Lillies’ image and style is described as “the macabre magic of pre-war Berlin, with the savage edge of punk”, and leaves no deviant theatrics unturned.
The world of The Tiger Lillies is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty. The three-piece band consists of Martyn Jaques, Adrian Stout and Budi Butenop, who together create a unique theatrical sound and whose signature blend of chanson, opera, and Romany Gypsy music. Their shows have gone down a storm with audiences all over the world, playing concerts and theatre shows such as The Tiger Lillies Christmas Carol, The Ancient Mariner and the West End hit Shockheaded Peter.
Notable achievements include the band winning two Olivier Awards for the cult hit musical Shockheaded Peter and a Grammy nomination for their album The Gorey End, released in 2003. You can catch them at a venue near you from 4th May onwards.
For UK tour dates 2023
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4th May – Oxford Playhouse
5th May – Milton Keynes The Stables
6th May – Stockton The Arc
11th May – Bury St Edmunds Apex
12th May – Norwich Theatre
13th May – Cambridge Junction
18th May – Nottingham Playhouse
20th May – St Albans Arena
21st May – Taunton Brewhouse
26th May – Manchester Home
27th May – Leeds City Varieties
28th May – Liverpool Epstein Theatre
1st June – Brighton Old Market
2nd June – Brighton Old Market
3rd June – London Cadogan Hall
4th June – Wimborne Tivoli Theatre
9th June – Portsmouth New Theatre
10th June – Bristol Redgrave Theatre