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Fun Lovin' Criminals to play Royal Courts of Justice (2008)

Fun Lovin' Criminals

Story by Jack Foley

THE Fun Lovin’ Criminals are to perform a special one-off gig at The Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, as part of an exciting new event hosted by Smirnoff Original Nights.

An iconic London institution synonymous with silence, The Royal Courts has never played host to a rock concert in its 126-year history, but on September 10, the NYC-funksters will bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “Silence in Court”.

As part of Smirnoff’s ongoing commitment to celebrating progressive and forward-thinking nightlife, the event – which will bring the familiar Silent Disco format into the live arena – will mark the launch of a new, 10-month programme for Smirnoff Original Nights®.

One of the most innovative nightlife concepts of recent years, Silent Disco enables the audience to share an outwardly soundless musical experience by listening to DJs, and now live bands, via wireless headphones.

Following rave reviews at Glastonbury and the Massive Attack-curated Meltdown Festival on London’s SouthBank, the Smirnoff brand will be showcasing the Silent Disco technology with a very special set from the ers Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

The event will also feature Silent Disco resident and co-founder, DJ OD, who has played all over the globe since inventing the concept with friend and fellow resident, NO dj in 2002.

The Fun Lovin’ Criminals have been perfecting their eclectic brand of alternative rock since the release of their acclaimed debut album Come Find Yourself and its much-loved lead single Scooby Snacks.

Thirteen years and five albums later, the band are still touring relentlessly and, fresh from a triumphant set on Glastonbury’s Jazz World stage, are back once again to add their names to a long list of exceptional performances that have taken place at Smirnoff Original Nights over the past couple of years.

Free tickets for the event will only be available via application on the new home for Original Nights at or through competitions in selected media.

Following the offical launch show in London on September 10, a further series of additional Silent Disco Live events will take place at Brighton’s Concorde 2.

Running from September 22 to 25, Silent Disco Live will include performances by a range of acts including Jamie Cullum, Mystery Jets and Simian Mobile Disco.

Tickets will be available at ticketweb and again there will be the opportunity to win tickets through from Setpember 12, or via competitons in selected media.