BC Camplight at The Glee Birmingham

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Wed 18Nov

BC Camplight (14+)Glee Club Birmingham

BC Camplight tours his new Shortly After Takeoff album
This is a STANDING show - if you require a seat you must contact our Box Office before you book your tickets - no seating can be issued after you have purchased your tickets!

Ages 14+. All under 25s may require government-issued photo ID to gain entry. Under 16s must carry photo ID and be accompanied by an adult with a ticket to the show at all times (see FAQs)

Advance price

  • £15.00 Show Entry
  • + £1.75 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM

More info

  • Seating type standing
  • Food available no
  • Minimum age 14

Shortly After Takeoff (Album Tour 2020)

BC Camplight has announced news of his new album, Shortly After Takeoff, released 24th April via Bella Union. Lead track is “Back To Work”

“This is an examination of madness and loss,” says Brian Christinzio, the inimitable force behind BC Camplight. “I hope it starts a long overdue conversation.”

Fired by his ongoing battle with mental illness, Shortly After Takeoff is the final, and finest, chapter of what Christinzio calls his “Manchester Trilogy”, following 2015’s How To Die In The North and 2018’s Deportation Blues.

All three albums were created after the native Philadelphian had moved to Manchester. Like Deportation Blues, Shortly After Takeoff spans singer-songwriter classicism, gnarly synth-pop and ‘50s rock’n’roll, with Christinzio’s similarly distinctive, flexible vocal carrying a fearless approach to lyrical introspection, but the new album is a major leap forward in songwriting sophistication and lyrical communication.

“It’s important to stress that this isn’t a redemption story,” he says. “I’m a guy who maybe lives a little hard and I’m in the thick of some heavy stuff. But as a result, I think I’ve made my best record.”

“I’m pretty sure the BC Camplight live experience isn’t something you can find elsewhere,” he declares. “It is a journey every night. One moment, I’m basically doing a stand-up routine and the next, the band and I are playing like we plan on dying that evening, giving our everything.”