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UK band the Tiger Lillies to play Brussels on 3 February
London-based macabre cabaret trio the Tiger Lillies perform a new concert inspired by an WWI anti-war satirical masterpiece at the 140 theatre in Schaerbeek on 3 February.
The Last Days of Mankind, originally written by Karl Kraus, is centred on a self-destructive society; exploring themes that remain relevant, especially in the light of the war in Ukraine.
The work is a fitting incentive for the band, reputed for its unique and dark style. If the Tiger Lillies occupy a mean, moody and magnificent world, the show also promises to be a stunning experience.
Formed in 1989 by frontman Martyn Jacques, the present line-up is completed by Adrian Stout (double bass, vocals) and Budi Butentop (drums).
Despite a long career hovering under the radar, the experimental band has notched up more than 30 albums and numerous awards for their music and cabaret theatre, including an Olivier.
The bawdy vaudevillian group was prolific in the 90s, producing albums such as Spit Bucket, The Brothel to the Cemetery and Farmyard Filth. In the past 15 years or so, they have expanded their influences to more modern sources of inspiration as well as historical.
As with this latest project, their interpretation of cultish works is always highly original and pertinent. In Brussels the band will be delivering their fiercest, filthiest tunes for the perverse pleasure of fans old and new.
The Last Days of Mankind - Tiger Lillies
3 February, 20.00
Avenue Eugène Plasky 140
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