Levellers tie in film screening with tour

Levellers have announced an acoustic tour that’ll see them perform after screenings of their documentary A Curious Life.

Told through the unique perspective of Jeremy Cunningham, the band’s bass player and artist, and directed by former Chumbawamba frontman Dunstan Bruce, the film focuses on the band’s success between 1988 and 1998 before they nearly disintegrated in a train wreck of drink, drugs and creative drought.

Bruce says: “A Curious Life is a potted journey through 25 years of subsidised dysfunctionalism; an uplifting tale of battling demons that reminds us that behind every band there is a story of struggle for expression, acceptance and survival.”

Each screening of the film will be followed by a full live acoustic gig by the band themselves, who will be performing acoustic arrangements of songs from their recently released Greatest Hits, alongside many other live favourites from throughout their 27 year career.


Jan 28: Salisbury City Hall

Jan 29: Pontardawe Arts Centre

Jan 30: Malvern Forum Theatre

Jan 31: Dublin St Patrick’s Cathedral

Feb 01: Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

Feb 24: Isle OF Wight Shanklin Theatre

Feb 25: Bury St Edmunds The Apex

Feb 26: Lonson Union Chapel

Feb 27: Leeds Town Hall

Feb 28: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

Mar 01: Warwick Arts Centre

Mar 03: Northampton Derngate

Mar 04: Basingstoke The Anvil

Mar 05: Buxton Opera House

Mar 06: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Mar 07: Bath Forum

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