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*SOLD OUT* Lightning Seeds - Jollification Warm Up Show

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Ian Broudie originally emerged from the post punk Liverpool music scene of the late seventies playing in the band " Big in Japan" alongside fellow band members Bill Drummond (KLF) Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) Budgie (The Slits/Souxie And The Banshees). Jayne Casey(Pink Military)

This in turn led to him producing several bands (sometimes credited under the pseudonym "Kingbird") starting with Echo & The Bunnymen and including The Fall, The Pale Fountains and Wah along with many other bands for the emerging independent record labels of the time including Factory Records, Rough Trade, Creation Records, Beggars Banquet etc.

In 1989 Ian Broudie began recording alone under the name Lightning Seeds, performing all vocals and instruments on the band's first album, 1989's Cloudcuckooland, which he also produced. The Lightning Seeds achieved success with their debut single, the psychedelic hit "Pure", which reached the top 20 in the UK and the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

Following the release fo their second album ‘Sense’, The Lightning Seeds was once again without a label with the implosion of Rough Trade and Ghetto records. Nevertheless, writing and recording began on the next album "Jollification".

For the first time Ian gathered musician friends together to form a formidable band originally consisting of ..Chris Sharrock (future Oasis drummer) Bassist Martyn Campbell (of legendary Liverpool beat band Rain)...and Ian's neighbour Paul Hemmings also a founder member of the La's...this was the nucleus of the live band although keyboard players and others came and went and Chris was later replaced by The Who drummer Zak Starkey.                                                                             

Jollification was released in 1994 on Epic Records it was easily their most accomplished album so far selling in excess of 900.000 copies.

This special warm up show will see the band perform the album Jollification in full, plus a greatest hits set!


Standing & Seated tickets available
Onsale 9am Weds 3rd July

Unreserved Balcony Seating is available for this event. Regrettably these tickets are currently only available from seetickets due to a programme error, we are working to fix this issue as soon as possible. To buy seated tickets please visit:

PLEASE NOTE - Balcony Seating is unsuitable for those with mobility issues due to access. Exchanges between seating / standing tickets are not available

For wheelchair/carer tickets please contact our box office on 01452 503050

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