The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Mean Fiddler proudly presents two special performances by The Musical Box, who bring their acclaimed reproduction of Genesis’ most loved album, “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”, to Manchester and London.
The Musical Box are the only band in the world given performing rights by Peter Gabriel and Genesis, plus exclusive access to archives, audio tracks and original slideshow for “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway“, re-staged 25 years later in painstaking detail.
The show has been produced in some of the most prestigious venue in the world, including London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Paris’ Olympia.
In 2005, Phil Collins joined the band on stage in Geneva. Collins says about the show “I watched and listened. They played that stuff better than we ever did.”
In 1974, Genesis gave life to the most ambitious project of their career – a double concept album. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tells the story of Puerto Rican juvenile delinquent Rael, who lives in New York and is swept underground to face bizarre creatures and nightmarish dangers in order to rescue his brother John. The tour that followed was revolutionary to say the least, a visionary theatrical production well ahead of its time and the last one with Peter Gabriel in the band.
In 2000, The Musical Box received a licence from Genesis and Peter Gabriel for the reproduction of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. No other band has ever obtained these rights. Masks, costumes, make-up, accessories, sets, lights, special effects, choreography and staging of the show were all recreated with meticulous precision. Costumes – including The Slipperman – required nearly 2 months of work, each detail being scrupulously reproduced by hand.
As for the music and sound, The Musical Box used the same instruments and equipment Genesis did for the original album, even down to the acquisition of a Micro-Fret 6 string bass. Genesis also supplied the 1120 slides used during the original 1974 tour.
Full details as follows:
Thu 15th March Manchester O2 Apollo £21.50/£25.00 ORDER HERE
Fri 16th March London HMV Apollo £23.50/£31.50 ORDER HERE