Max Raabe and Palast Orchester Announce Their First Ever UK Tour
As the centenary to the 'Roaring Twenties' fast approaches, internationally acclaimed singer Max Raabe & Palast Orchester have announced their very first UK Tour promising to take audiences back in time on classic musical journey.
Million selling German crooner Max Raabe and the incredible Palast Orchester from Berlin will play just four venues in Spring 2020 as part of a wider international tour.
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester will perform in Eastbourne, London, Birmingham and Manchester in Spring 2020 to mark their UK tour debut - and a rare opportunity to see the show before it continues on its worldwide tour.
The worldwide tour will then see Max and the musicians also play dates in Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxeumbourg, Switzerland, and the United States Of America.
Dashing, dapper and debonair, Max believes the timeless melodies and songs of the 1920s and 1930s have an inherent magic. He combines nostalgic flair with pop-star appeal, along with a good dose of self-irony and dry comedy.
Impeccably dressed in white tie and tails, Max is joined by 12 musical maestros from the Palast Orchester - and together they present the most stunning classic and timeless repertoire in their original arrangement.
Next year marks a century since the beginning of 'The Roaring Twenties', and a period of economic prosperity with a distinctive cultural edge in the United States and Western Europe, particularly in major cities such as Berlin, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris and Sydney.
It was a time when jazz blossomed, the flapper redefined the modern look for British and American women, and Art Deco peaked. Nations saw rapid industrial growth, accelerated consumer demand, and significant new changes in lifestyle and culture.
The show will feature diverse range of music and songs including the hilarious Rosa, Reizende Rosa (Rosa, Ravishing Rosa); romantic tune Tonight Or Never; the classic Kurt Weill's Mack The Knife; alongside standards including I Won't Dance, Night And Day, and Sweet Sue.
With a distinctive sound and warmth, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester will transport audiences to yesteryear to experience high style and musical glory in the most sumptuous way.
Max Raabe explained: "My only message is to entertain the audience during the concert and transport them out of reality. That is why music was written, to take the audience away from their everyday problems. And it still works today."
Max Raabe was born 1962 in Lünen and has always sung - from the youth choir to even on his bicycle. He moved to Berlin in his early twenties to study opera. He financed his studies with small performances, and in 1986 he founded the Palast Orchester with a number of fellow students. They are now the leading band of music from the era of the Weimar Republic.
Max has received numerous awards for his commitment to remembering the music of the 1920s and 1930s, including the ECHO Classic in 2000 for his interpretation of Mack The Knife; Paul-Lincke-Ring Of The City Of Goslar in 2005; the cultural prize of his hometown Lünen in 2007; and the Order Of Merit Of The State Of Berlin in 2012.
CONGRESS THEATRE, EASTBOURNE
Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 7.30pm
Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4BP
Box Office: 01323 412000
CADOGAN HALL, LONDON
Wednesday 4 March 2020 at 7.30pm
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
Box Office: 020 7730 4500
SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM
Thursday 5 March 2020 at 7.30pm
8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EA
Box Office: 0121 644 6140
THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER
Friday 6 March 2020 at 7.30pm
Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS
Box Office: 0161 907 9000