Show Times

Thursday 24, May

David Ford

David Ford

Friday 25, May

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Saturday 26, May

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Sunday 27, May

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Monday 28, May

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Tuesday 29, May

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Wednesday 30, May

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

The Magic Numbers

The Magic Numbers

Thursday 31, May

Pied Piper

Pied Piper

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Friday 1, June

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Saturday 2, June

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Sunday 3, June

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Monday 4, June

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Tuesday 5, June

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

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Wednesday 6, June

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

Thursday 7, June

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

TBC

C&W Painting Club (June 2018)

C&W Painting Club (June 2018)

Friday 8, June

Edie

Edie

TBC

Saturday 9, June

An Audience with Amanda Owen

An Audience with Amanda Owen

Sunday 10, June

Edie

Edie

TBC

Monday 11, June

Edie

Edie

TBC

Tuesday 12, June

Edie

Edie

TBC

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake

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Wednesday 13, June

On Behalf of the People

On Behalf of the People

Thursday 14, June

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio

Friday 15, June

Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters

Saturday 16, June

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

UVery mild threat, violence, rude humour

Sunday 17, June

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

UVery mild threat, violence, rude humour

Thursday 28, June

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli

Thursday 5, July

C&W Painting Club (July 2018)

C&W Painting Club (July 2018)

Friday 20, July

Beth Orton

Beth Orton

Saturday 28, July

Andre Rieu

Andre Rieu

Sunday 29, July

Andre Rieu

Andre Rieu

Wednesday 15, August

Mr Albert's Big Finish

Mr Albert's Big Finish

Tuesday 28, August

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

Saturday 1, September

King Creosote

King Creosote

Thursday 13, September

Irish Mythen

Irish Mythen

Monday 17, September

Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie

Wednesday 19, September

Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh

Saturday 6, October

Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)

Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)

Friday 19, October

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy

Friday 23, November

Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson

Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson

Friday 30, November

Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore

Tuesday 4, December

An Audience with Amanda Owen

An Audience with Amanda Owen

We are delighted that the 'Yorkshire Shepherdess' Amanda Owen will be coming to the venue for 'An Audience with' show on June 9th, staged in association with the NFU.

Acclaimed author Amanda will be discussing her book 'A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess', where she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year, and the constant challenges faced by her family, from being isolated by brutal winter weather, to tending the flock on land so inaccessible much of it can only be reached through a hard slog on foot.

Saturday 9, June

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

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The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband explores corruption and morality, bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his past financial chicanery.

A witty new production from director Jonathan Church, (Singin’ in the Rain and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Chichester; West End) An Ideal Husband opens at the Vaudeville Theatre (20 April – 14 July), before playing at the Theatre Royal Bath as part of their Summer Season (18 July – 4 August).

Starring real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber and Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, BBC) Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

Tuesday 5, June

Andre Rieu

Andre Rieu

‘Amore, My Tribute to Love’, is the renowned violinists tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families; his wife and children, and of course for his Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has performed with for over 30 years. It follows on from the release of his album ‘Amore’ last year, which features his own versions of classic love songs, from the worlds of popular and classical music.

Saturday 28, July

Sunday 29, July

Show Future Dates
Beth Orton

Beth Orton

BRIT award winning singer-songwriter Beth Orton has built a career delivering quiet, slow dreamy songs blended with trip-hop breaks, folky guitar and haunting vocals. After initial work in the 90s with the likes of William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers, she soon achieved success on her own, including two UK top 20 albums in the shape of 'Central Reservation' and 'Daybreaker'. After a hiatus following the birth of her daughter, Beth returned to the limelight with 2016's acclaimed 'Kidsticks', offering a more electronic sound than her previous releases.

Friday 20, July

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli

Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography – all backed by their excellent 4-piece band – ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember! The show includes Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and many more.

Thursday 28, June

C&W Painting Club (July 2018)

C&W Painting Club (July 2018)

Enjoy an evening of sophisticated relaxation with Cheese and Wine Painting Club. From overalls to canvases, paint to paintbrushes, we've got you covered. Simply turn up after a long day at work, grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush and discover the artist within you - create your own Hockney masterpiece.

With no previous experience required, you’ll be guided through, step by step until a series of lines and blobs turns into a masterpiece, ready to be taken home to adorn the dining room walls. With a short break in the middle of this 3 hour soiree for wine refills, scrumptious cheese and a chance to make some new artsy pals, its an experience that won’t be forgotten.

Thursday 5, July

C&W Painting Club (June 2018)

C&W Painting Club (June 2018)

Enjoy an evening of sophisticated relaxation with Cheese and Wine Painting Club. From overalls to canvases, paint to paintbrushes, we've got you covered. Simply turn up after a long day at work, grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush and discover the artist within you - create your own Amy Winehouse masterpiece.

With no previous experience required, you’ll be guided through, step by step until a series of lines and blobs turns into a masterpiece, ready to be taken home to adorn the dining room walls. With a short break in the middle of this 3 hour soiree for wine refills, scrumptious cheese and a chance to make some new artsy pals, its an experience that won’t be forgotten.

Thursday 7, June

David Ford

David Ford

British singer/songwriter David Ford is essential listening for anyone who gives a damn about music. He first achieved prominence with the indie rock group Easyworld, who released an independent mini-album, '…Better Ways to Self Destruct' and two full-length albums on Jive Records before disbanding in 2004.

Ford branched into a solo career soon after, and has become known for the sheer passion he puts into his songs, combining Americana, English melodicism and a touch of rock 'n' roll, tied together with finely-crafted lyrics. His emotive stories of social commentary, politics and love in a world going to hell are powerful, engaging and hark back to an era of classic songwriting.

Think Tom Waits, Neil Young and Randy Newman. From raw-throated passion to delicate piano balladry, Ford's music is intelligent, witty and authoritative.

Thursday 24, May

Edie

Edie

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Sheila Hancock is at her sublime best as Edie, an elderly woman who, in the aftermath of the death of her controlling husband, decides to fulfil a long-held dream of climbing a Scottish mountain. Against her daughter's wishes, she heads to Scotland and employs Jonny to help her get the right equipment and train her for the gruelling climb. As the pair talk, bicker and have fun, they reveal more about their lives to each other, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.

Friday 8, June

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Tuesday 12, June

Show Future Dates
Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters

For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville's most beloved and respected artists. 'If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as "On A Bus To St. Cloud"' People Magazine wrote, 'she has already earned herself a spot among country's upper echelon of contemporary composers.' Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014 by singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, who called her 'both a songwriter and a poet (who) sings as beautifully as she writes' and said her song The Matador, 'moved me so greatly, I cried from the soles of my feet'. Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. Her 2015 album, Blackbirds, debuted at #1 on the UK Country chart and in the top 40 UK pop chart, and was awarded International Album of the Year and Song of the Year. In 2015, The Telegraph named her one of the greatest 60 female singer-songwriters of all time.

Her beautiful new album, Dancing With The Beast, is due for release in May 2018.

The evening's special guest will be Kim Richey

Friday 15, June

Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie began one day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly

enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and

decided to play around in John’s studio. Having spent the previous few years touring around

with assorted country hat-acts, John had assembled a proper pile of recording equipment. Thus when he and Mike discovered in their drunken epiphany that the Lost Highway of Reverend Hank Williams and the Highway to Hell of Bishop Bon Scott were indeed the same identical stretch of tarmac, they were well and truly prepared to document this revelation in situ. Now, 17 years and 14 albums later, with global physical sales in excess of half a million and over 1,200 live shows in 31 different countries under their belts, Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the musical genre, Rockgrass. There are many copycats, converts, and disciples out there. Accept no imitation.

Monday 17, September

Irish Mythen

Irish Mythen

True power inspires awe, and Irish Mythen packs a lot of it – lyrical, musical, and personal – into a relatively small frame.Mythen is a globetrotting troubadour – an Irish-born, contemporary Canadian folk artist who’s been amassing accolades and achievements across several continents over the years. Her presence and charisma simply command attention, and regardless of where she takes the stage, she delivers a sonic and emotional experience that transcends language and location; that reaches the very core of what connects us. It’s an experience that, in recent years, has earned her spots performing alongside Rod Stewart, Gordon Lightfoot, and Lucinda Williams and billings on major festival stages the world over.

In just the last 12 months, Irish has closed out the Philadelphia Folk Festival, performing after the iconic Lyle Lovett, and had thousands in her hands at Australia’s Woodford Folk Festival. On the back of the latter performance, she was even handpicked to open for Melissa Etheridge’s 2016 Australian run.

Thursday 13, September

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 34 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 34 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4 and more recently his brand-new series Jeremy Hardy Feels It. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him “but he’s only on the radio”.

However, Jeremy isn’t only on the radio, his television credits include: Jack Dee’s Election Helpdesk (BBC2), QI (BBC1), Mock The Week (BBC2), Grumpy Old Men (BBC1), Back In The Day (BBC2), Not Tonight With John Sergeant (BBC2).

He is also on the road all year round and has never stopped doing live shows since 1984. He’s continuing his tour this autumn!

“In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.”

THE GUARDIAN

Friday 19, October

King Creosote

King Creosote

If you build a fence then you have to treat it, as any DIY buff will tell you. You have to make it durable; to help it help us weather storms. Fife's Kenny Anderson realised this when forming micro-label, Fence, in 1994 – and so he treated it, then treated us, with an alt-pop alter-ego: King Creosote.

Anderson has become of Scotland's most acclaimed and prolific, singer-songwriters: a squeezebox Casanova with a cosmic wordplay fetish, whose voice leaves gentle devastation in its wake. He was short-listed for 2011's Mercury Prize thanks to Diamond Mine, his sublime collaboration with Jon Hopkins.

Other key LPs in the KC canon include Kenny and Beth's Musakal Boat Rides (2003), Rocket DIY (2005), KC Rules OK (2005) Bombshell (2007), Flick the Vs (2009) and his live-only album, My Nth Bit of Strange.

In 2014, Anderson completed his first-ever film soundtrack for From Scotland With Love. The film weaves Scottish archive film footage with KC compositions.

Creatively King Creosote continues to thrive and the Domino Recording Co will release Kenny’s highly anticipated new album - Astronaut Meets Appleman in September this year.

Saturday 1, September

Lau

Lau

Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers, free-thinking visionaries and all-round good chaps as well…small wonder Lau are regarded as the epicentre of the new folk boom. And they’ve got shelves groaning with awards (BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARD WINNERS, BEST BAND, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2015 THE HERALD), a forest’s worth of ecstatic reviews and breathless plaudits from excited audiences in various outposts of the world ringing in their ears to prove it.

Lau comprises Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) and together they effortlessly bridge the seemingly diametrically opposed worlds of acoustic folk tradition and post rock – electronics.

‘Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best.’

THE GUARDIAN

Tuesday 4, December

Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson

Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson

Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson The pair shares the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to sublime new heights.This is an unmissable evening with two guitar playing legends working in harmony.

Friday 23, November

Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)

Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)

Fresh from sold-out 2017 shows during which they performed Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety and following hot on the heels of a Spring 2018 tour featuring 1974’s There’s the Rub, Martin Turner (founding member of Wishbone Ash) and his band return to perform another classic album from the vintage years of Wishbone Ash – 1970’s iconic Wishbone Ash debut album.

Saturday 6, October

Mr Albert's Big Finish

Mr Albert's Big Finish

Follow your dreams… believe in yourself and amazing things can happen. In this inspirational children’s theatre production they do! Mr Albert’s Theatre is about to close. Charlie the Caretaker wants to save it by putting on a show, but they need a Big Finish! Can you help Charlie save the theatre? It’s a roller-coaster ride of music-hall, magic and mayhem, with a gloriously happy ending, packed full of magic and fun.

If you like funny stories, magic, juggling, comedy and joining in you’ll love Mr Albert’s Big Finish!

Wednesday 15, August

On Behalf of the People

On Behalf of the People

1945: a land fit for heroes - this time? A powerful and engaging story of a post-war Yorkshire mining family, coming to terms with life and love in their rapidly changing world and a new Britain. Told with warmth, humour and authenticity.

Wednesday 13, June

Pied Piper

Pied Piper

When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands and the children dance...

Norwich Puppet Theatre’s humorous and irresistible one person show combines a skilful mix of puppetry, foot-tapping music and storytelling and will have audiences young and old entranced.

Thursday 31, May

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet 2017/18 Season: Swan Lake

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Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s fi rst ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

Tuesday 12, June

Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian).  

Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.

This disheveled, fiery, animated, fiercely idle, millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK.

Seann made his acting debut starring in Comedy Central’s sitcom Big Bad World, this was quickly followed up by the lead role in Monks (BBC One), he utilized his physical comedic abilities in Sky’s silent comedy, Three Kinds of Stupid, which led to him producing, writing and starring in his own silent comedy web-series The Drunk. He also wrote and starred in his own Sky short for Sky Arts and is now co-starring in Jack Dee’s brand-new sitcom Bad Move (ITV one). He recently made his feature film debut as the children’s nemesis in family film, 2:hrs. Seann is quickly on his way to becoming one of the UK’s best comedy character actors.

Team captain on Virtually Famous (Channel 4) and a regular on Play To The Whistle (ITV), other TV appearances include: One For The Road (BBC 3), Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Alan Carr’s Chatty Man (Channel 4) and Russell Howards Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) 

Seann can currently be heard hosting his weekly radio show News-Ish on Fubar Radio.

Wednesday 19, September

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

UVery mild threat, violence, rude humour

The beloved garden gnomes from GNOMEO AND JULIET are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there’s only one gnome to call… SHERLOCK GNOMES. The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city. This action-packed sequel features the voices of returning cast, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne, plus Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Watson and Mary J. Blige as Irene.

Saturday 16, June

Sunday 17, June

Show Future Dates
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Han Solo and Chewbacca's adventures before joining the Rebellion, including their early encounters with Lando Calrissian.

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Thursday 7, June

Show Future Dates
Steve Harley Acoustic Trio

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio

Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, and his Acoustic Trio, will play an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. He will be accompanied by his Cockney Rebel band-mates of long-standing, Barry Wickens [violin & guitar] and James Lascelles [piano and percussion]. The set will be built around tracks from any or all 13 of Steve’s original albums and will include all-time favourites like Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Sebastian, and of course the world-wide classic hit, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me).

Thursday 14, June

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. The Brooklyn-based band quickly became known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance — a reputation that earned them their rabid fan base. It's been three years since the band's victorious 'Then Came The Morning' was released. Produced by The National's Aaron Dessner, the album was nominated for an Americana Music Award.

In the years since the release, the band left their beloved adopted home of Brooklyn and moved to Nashville. Now, The Lone Bellow is back with Walk Into A Storm, which was released Sept. 15 on Sony Music Masterworks.

Tuesday 28, August

The Magic Numbers

The Magic Numbers

Mercury Prize nominated and multi-platinum selling London quartet The Magic Numbers are set to return to PAC with the release of their new album Outsiders. It captures The Magic Numbers fired by a renewed sense of purpose, immediately apparent on first single ‘Sweet Divide’, with the band’s melodic facility bolstered by a newfound, grittier sensibility.

Wednesday 30, May

Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore

Since releasing her debut as a teenager nearly 20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based singer and songwriter Thea Gilmore has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight.

In 2009 Thea released ‘Strange Communion’ an immediately acclaimed collection of seasonal songs ranging from joyful to meditative, from introspective to darkly humorous. The album contained ‘That’ll Be Christmas’ which became the most played festive song on BBC Radio 2 that year and was described by Chris Evans as ‘the best Christmas song in years’.

Her 2018 acoustic Christmas Party UK tour will feature material from ‘Strange Communion’ laced liberally with the occasional diverse, highly individual versions of a Christmas classic. Enjoy the superb musicianship always on display from Thea’s band and at the heart of the show - Thea's spine-tingling, pure-toned voice guaranteed to leave you moved, exhilarated and spellbound.

Unavailable for some five years, finally now in 2018 Thea is set to release a ‘deluxe’ reissue of ‘Strange Communion’ in November with four brand new bonus tracks.

Friday 30, November