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lopsy fringed guylinered types picking up on the gallic erudition of Cabaret Voltaire‘s literary moniker stayed for the proto-electronica and dense atmospheric new wave industrial atmospheres.
But beneath the fey Latin Quarter dadaist allusions and spiky synths pulses a solid Yorkshire heart, more than equal to the task of playing a gig from deep in the Devil’s Arse.
CABARET VOLTAIRE have announced the first UK performance in over 20 years at The Devil’s Arse Cave (aka Peak Cavern) in Castleton, Derbyshire on Saturday 29 April.
Billed as a performance consisting solely of machines, multi-screen projections and Richard H. Kirk, Cabaret Voltaire will perform entirely new material for a performance relevant to the 21st Century with no nostalgia.
The Devil’s Arse has been host to a handful of performances in recent years, its entranceway serves as a natural amphitheatre and, as part of one of the largest cave systems in the Peak District, it will be a unique host to the return of Cabaret Voltaire to the UK.
Cabaret Voltaire performed the first shows since the 90s in 2014. Recently speaking to FACT, Richard H. Kirk explained “It’s totally new, I don’t play anything from the past. I always make it really clear that if you think you’re going to come and hear the greatest hits then don’t come because you’re not. What you might get is the same spirit.”
Mute recently released the box sets Richard H. Kirk #7489 (Collected Works 1974 – 1989) and Sandoz #9294 (Collected Works 1992 – 1994) in 2016 and Richard H. Kirk is getting ready to release a solo album on his own label – news to follow shortly.
SATURDAY 29 APRIL
Cabaret Voltaire live at The Devil’s Arse with support from Randolph & Mortimer
Peak Cavern Rd, Hope Valley S33 8WS
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle