Summer Series at Somerset House with American Express® 2012
July 19 CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG STAGE WHISPER WITH CONNAN MOCKASIN
July 07 TIM MINCHIN SOLD OUT
July 08 KATY B
July 09 JILL SCOTT
July 10 JILL SCOTT
July 11 THE TEMPER TRAP SOLD OUT
July 12 ANNA CALVI
July 13 THE ENEMY
July 14 DJ ABRANTEE presents AFROBEATS feat.
Olu Maintain, Cabo Snoop, Atumpan, May7ven and Vibe Squad
July 15 TINDERSTICKS
July 16 M83 SOLD OUT
July 17 PALOMA FAITH SOLD OUT
July 18 PALOMA FAITH EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Tickets on general sale now
In her only live outing in the UK this year, the iconic French actress/chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg will take to the stage with Kiwi psychedelic pop musician Connan Mockasin to close Summer Series at Somerset House on a resounding high on 19th July.
In this special one-off show, Charlotte Gainsbourg will be performing tracks from both her current album, Stage Whisper, and her catalogue alongside experimental creative sidekick Connan Mockasin who featured on her recent single ‘Out of Touch’.
Over her last 3 albums – “5:55” (2006), “IRM” (2009) and “Stage Whisper” (2011) - Charlotte Gainsbourg has emerged as a singular musical voice; hypnotic and ethereal, compelling and intimate, with previous collaborations with the likes of Beck, Air and Noah and the Whale marking her out as one of the more adventurous and distinctive talents we have today.
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Connan Mockasin join a dazzling rollcall of talent this year that includes breakthrough dubstep star Katy B, melancholic and majestic troubadours Tindersticks, the darkly dramatic popstar and Brit Award nominee Anna Calvi, and a night devoted entirely to the leading lights of the popular Afrobeats scene. Having sold out her first night almost instantly, Paloma Faith will now play an encore performance on 18th July.
For the third year running, American Express is headline sponsor of Summer Series at Somerset House meaning Cardmembers will benefit from presale and reserved tickets for all shows. This is one of the many events that make up American Express’ Preferred Seating Programme.
About Somerset House Summer Series
Somerset House has effortlessly established itself as a much-loved destination for live music in London. In previous years, sell out crowds have seen performances from Adele, Amy Winehouse, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae, Doves, Erykah Badu, Florence + The Machine, Gil Scott-Heron, Goldfrapp, Grace Jones, Hot Chip, Justice, Lily Allen, Mogwai, Orbital, PJ Harvey, Robert Plant, Sigur Ros, Professor Green, My Morning Jacket, The Prodigy and The xx, amongst others. It is a chance for everyone to see exciting and innovative artists in a spectacular location, and Somerset House has become an essential destination for music lovers from across London and beyond.
For priority booking for Summer Series 2012 and to be kept informed about events at Somerset House please sign-up here: www.somersethouse.org.uk/music
Summer Series at Somerset House Premier Tickets
For the first time this year there will be strictly limited quantities of Premier Tickets on offer – for an additional £25, attendees will receive a free drink (beer/ wine/ soft drink) plus exclusive access to Fernandez & Wells bar and café to purchase food and drink throughout the concert.
About American Express Company
Somerset House is one of the many events that make up American Express’ Preferred Seating Programme, providing Cardmembers with exclusive access to inspirational entertainment and cultural events throughout the year. From priority tickets, best seats in the house, to money can’t buy experiences, Cardmembers benefit from a truly premium service.
American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travellers Cheques, travel and insurance products. The American Express ‘Preferred Seating Programme’ enables Cardmembers access to some of the best seats at the UK’s hottest events, often before they go on sale to the general public. The company has multi - year partnerships with a range of entertainment institutions including Ticketmaster, The British Film Institute and National Theatre. For full details, or to sign up to receive the free eNewsletters visit amex.co.uk/access
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