In December 2010 The Unthanks played two nights at the Union Chapel in London, exploring the music by Antony & The Johnsons and Robert Wyatt. The shows were captured on a live album which will be available later this year, and to mark the release, The Unthanks will take their Robert/Antony show on a short tour of UK and Ireland dates, previously only seen in London.
The special pre-Christmas concerts will feature a set of Robert Wyatt music and a set of Antony & The Johnsons songs, either side of an interval, exploring two of the most adventurous songbooks of the last half-century. The shows feature The Unthanks full 10 piece band including string quartet. During the Antony set, Jonny Kearney will also join them on piano, while Unthanks pianist Adrian McNally plays drums.
The Unthanks play Whelan’s on December 13th. Tickets are on sale now, priced €25.90 (including booking fee).