Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” will be performed live at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London this summer. The concert features musical direction from Oldfield’s long-time collaborator Robin A. Smith. Mike Oldfield himself will sadly not perform at the show.
“It’s amazing to think that it’s 50 years since I started writing “Tubular Bells”, and I am touched that my music has reached so many people, all over the world, during that time,” says Oldfield to udiscovermusic.com.
“I am sure that the 50th anniversary live concert experience of Tubular Bells will be spectacular, theatrical, fantastical and thrilling. I’m so excited it is premiering in 2021, marking 50 years from when I started writing the music and will be touring the world through to 2023, the 50th anniversary of the original album release.”
It remains to be seen if the show can be held in accordance with Covid19 restrictions – or if we have to wait for the real 50th anniversary in 2023…
Tickets are available here.