On Tour, British Cult Band The Tiger Lillies Comes to Vienna

The Tiger Lillies promote their latest album A Cold Night in Soho.

Combining prewar cabaret with Brechtian aesthetics, macabre themes and an anarchic punk rock attitude, the highly influential ­Tiger Lillies have been bending genres since forming in 1989, even earning a Grammy nomination in 2003 (for The Gorey End, a collaboration with illustrator Edward Gorey and The Kronos Quartet).

Best known for their award-winning musical Shockheaded Peter, an adaptation of the 19th century German children’s classic Der Struwwelpeter, the grease-painted trio is once again going on tour in support of their new album Cold Night in Soho.

Filled with further ballads of decadence and degeneracy like “Heroine,” “Let’s Drink” and “The Funeral Song,” frontman and founder Martyn Jacques carries their latest effort with remarkable style and aplomb, accompanying his trademark falsetto with accordion and piano; he is supported by Adrian Stout on double bass, musical saw and theremin, along with percussionist Jonas Golland. Wildly popular in Vienna thanks to numerous celebrated appearances, including a musical interpretation of Woyzeck at the Museumsquartier in 2011 – get your tickets soon.

The Tiger Lillies

April 12, 20:00, Simm City

Jennifer Cornick
Jennifer Cornick is a contributor to METROPOLE and avid reader. When she isn't writing, she can be found in Vienna's English bookstores.

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