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Mono Announce Orchestra Show
The Quietus , March 23rd, 2011 13:29

London gig confirmed

Japan's Mono have announced an orchestral show to take place in London later this year.

The gig - which will be the only one of its kind the band will play in Europe in 2011 - will take place on June 7 at Koko.

Speaking about the event - dubbed 'Mono and The Holy Ground Orchestra' - the band said: "We have been playing music together as a band for over 12 years now and we feel we have come so far in that time, as musicians and as people. We want to push the boundaries of what is expected of rock musicians and draw upon those influences that heavily inspire us, namely Beethoven and other classical composers, and perform something very unique.

"We really embrace the opportunity, as presented by One Inch Badge, to perform this extremely special concert where we expand our sound with a 24 piece orchestra, for the first time ever in Europe. We are so happy to be able to finally share this highly emotional performance with our loyal fanbase in London and Europe as a whole, who have always been so good to us and we hope that it will be as spiritual and meaningful for them, as it is for us."

They will also play the following shows in the UK:

June 6 Concorde 2, Brighton

June 8 The Fleece, Bristol

June 9 Sound Control, Manchester

June 10 The Arches, Glasgow

Tickets are available from and

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