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Patrick Wolf Announces Special Palladium Gig Guests
Ben Hewitt , September 23rd, 2009 06:56

Marc Almond and Alec Empire to join singer

Quietus favourite Patrick Wolf has roped in some special guests to join him onstage in his upcoming gig at the London Palladium.

The singer will be accompanied by Soft Cell singer Marc Almond and noise merchant Alec Empire for his show on November 15.

Patrick released the following statement regarding the announcement:

“It is a total honour that I am able to duet with the legendary singer-songwriter, Marc Almond. To me, he is one of the most genius brave and passionate renaissance artists of the last three decades, a total inspiration. He has explored music from Russian folk to Gypsy to being a complete original electronic pop star in his work with Soft Cell. I met Marc totally randomly last summer whilst finishing off The Bachelor, he was moving into the house next door to mine and we bumped into each other on the street, me coming home with my groceries and him moving his furniture in. We hit it off immediately and he has since been a big support and encouragement to me over the last year. With Marc's amazing new album Orpheus in Exile just released and me closing The Bachelor album tour in the U.K at the Palladium, it seems perfect for our paths to cross now on-stage. We will be doing two songs together.. but time will tell what they may be. Hopefully one from each of our own songbooks.

"The other fantastic guest will be Alec Empire, flying in from Berlin, we are still preparing our collaboration on the night but it will definitely be a live continuation of the work we have done together over the last two years, representing our co-writes and production on The Bachelor and perhaps one of the forthcoming songs from my next album The Conqueror . To me, Alec is one of the seminal revolutionary beat makers and noise makers around and as always it blows my mind to think we are working together now, when I think back to sneaking in with a fake ID to the London Astoria to see Atari Teenage Riot play, aged 14.”

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