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Skunk Anansie announce London acoustic date (2014)

Skunk Anansie

Story by Jack Foley

DUE to popular demand Skunk Anansie have confirmed a UK date for their 2014 acoustic tour.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album/DVD An Acoustic Skunk Anansie Live In London the band will return to the capital for their only 2014 UK show.

This very special event will take place at Hackney Empire on March 25 with tickets, costing £29.50 and £25, going on sale on Friday, January 31 at 10am.

The acoustic tour follows their acclaimed performance at Belgravia’s storied Cadogan Hall, home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where Skunk Anansie served up beautifully re-imagined versions of some of their best-loved songs before an enrapt audience of 900 fans.

Tickets for the event sold out within hours of going on sale and having seen the finished results it’s easy to see why.

Commenting on that show, Skin says: “It was really special. It showcased a whole new side to the band. When you strip everything back a lot of the beauty and vulnerability and menace of the songs shines through in totally new ways, the nuances of the writing really comes through.

“And people were really listening, really concentrating, instead of jumping up and down and stagediving as is the norm at our concerts. Even though most of the audience had probably seen us play before, at some points it must have been as if they were hearing the band for the very first time.”