One of the biggest names in British music is to play one of the greatest buildings in Europe.
Damon Albarn, former frontman of Blur, will perform at York Minster on Thursday, 2 December.
And tickets go on sale today (Friday) at 10am.
Joe Coates, of live music promoters Please Please You, said: “We’ve been cultivating a collaborative approach to our work in York and further afield in an effort to make more exciting things happen in the city.
“This is a good example of why we do that. Will be pretty special.”
The event has been described as a “mega team-up” involving Crescent Community Venue, Crash Records, Brudenell Presents and the Minster as well as Please Please You.
Albarn found fame as the lead singer of Britpop sensations Blur. He later achieved more critical and commercial success as the co-founder and primary songwriter of the virtual band Gorillaz.
His performance at York Minster celebrates the release of his new album ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’.
Albarn described the Minster gig as the first of “a special set of short, intimate piano performances, in partnership with local record stores”.
Promoters say: “Damon will come to York for a Very Special Intimate Launch show at the beautiful venue of York Minster on Thursday 2nd December 2021.
“Door times 6.30pm – there will be no support and Damon will go on as soon as everyone is inside so please be prompt.”
It is a 14+ event. The price, for a CD and a ticket, is £23.99. Tickets are limited to four per person, and can be ordered here.