the email I just got from Coptic Cat:
"Current 93 to play two major shows in London on 28 & 29 May 2010
'.'93 CURRENT 93'.', the ultimate Hallucinatory Gnostic Supergroup, will play two shows in The HMV Forum, Kentish Town, London on Friday 28 May and Saturday 29 May to celebrate 25 years of Current 93 and also to celebrate David Tibet’s 50th birthday.
Special guests are to be the unmatched NURSE WITH WOUND (28th), the glorious COMUS (29th), the ghostlike RAMESES III (29th). Other special guests will be announced.
Ticketing and venue information is as follows:
DATES AND TIMES OF CONCERTS
Friday 28 May: 7pm–11pm
Saturday 29 May 6pm–11pm
The HMV Forum
9–17 Highgate Road
London NW5 1JY
Tickets cost £35 a night, with a weekend ticket for £60 (limited numbers).
Tickets go on general sale from Friday 26th February.
There is a limited presale to Current 93 mailing list members receiving this email, as well as people who see this information on the CopticCat website, Comus’ website and MySpace, Nurse With Wound’s MySpace and Rameses III’s website and MySpace. This pre-sale lasts from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th February.
The presale tickets are available here.
After the presale ends on Wednesday, another update will be sent out to email subscribers on Friday 26 February giving details of how and where tickets will be generally available by website, Ticketmaster, cash sales and so on. The Coptic Cat website will also be updated with this information at the same time.
BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS AND TRAINS AND BUSES NOW!
START SAVING FOR BIRTHDAY PRESENTS FOR DAVID NOW!!
WATCH AND PRAY NOW!!!
There will be no other shows by C93 in England this year, and presently there are no other concerts planned by C93 apart from the show in Moscow on 4 March; David Tibet will consider future shows after the London appearances, depending on how he faces space.
C93 will play predominantly different sets on each night.
C93 will manifest as the full extended Current. Prepare for some unexpected Members of the Current Family.
NURSE WITH WOUND: www.myspace.com/babssantini are C93’s special guests on Friday 28 May. This is the first time that C93 & NWW have ever played together on stage. C93 and NWW have had an intimate relationship since David Tibet first met Steven Stapleton as an awe-struck fan in 1983, and Steven was one of the first members of C93 and has remained an integral part of the group since, whilst Steven also asked David to join NWW for the ‘Ostranenie 1913’ album, and David continues to be a formless, free-floating member of NWW up till the present, contributing vocals to the most recent NWW album ‘The Surveillance Lounge’.
The legendary COMUS are C93’s special guests on Saturday 29 May. Comus: www.comusmusic.co.uk, www.myspace.com/comusofficial have long been one of David Tibet’s favourite groups, since Steven Stapleton first played him the album in the mid-1980s. David later covered Comus’ ‘Diana’ on C93’s ‘Horsey’ album and subsequently identified C93’s ‘Earth Covers Earth’ mini-album in the sleevenotes as “a second utterance for Comus”. Also appearing on the Saturday are the evocative and hypnotic RAMESES III, www.myspace.com/ramesesiii, a group David loves dearly.
More information to follow soon.
Love Anok Pe for Current 93."
£60 for both shows is a lot of money. But then Current 93 is my most played artist of the past 12 months by some way, and these shows sound really special. And hugely long, with lots of cool supports.