Bill Bailey to play AECC

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Following a sell-out West-End run, comic and musician Bill Bailey is to take his live show, Dandelion Mind, on a national UK Arena tour including a night at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC’s) Press & Journal Arena on Friday November 18 2011.

“We are pleased to confirm that Bill Bailey will be appearing at AECC later this year. His unique show will add strength to what is already a great year for comedy at the AECC,” said Brian Horsburgh, AECC’s Managing Director.

Featuring Bill’s trademark musical interludes, observations and stories of the road, Dandelion Mind will be based loosely on the theme of doubt (or will it?), as we follow Bill from his real-life saga of being trapped by the ash cloud to his barely contained rants about celebrity, TV, creationism and Michael Winner. He demonstrates new instruments, both ancient and modern; he sings an internet love song, a lament about punk heroes, Iranian hip-hop and plays a mean folk-bouzouki. Thomas the Doubter gets a new look, and Darwin’s curious obsessions and the myth of intelligent design are all worked over in Bill’s own surreal style. He revisits the music of his youth with a brand-new French Disco re-working of Gary Numan’s hit ‘Cars’, played in his own inimitable way, and maybe some Wurzels-based remixes of classic German techno. Just your normal Bill Bailey gig then…

Tickets for Bill Bailey’s Dandelion Mind tour are on sale now. Tickets cost £29.50 plus booking fee and are available from Ticketmaster on 08444 77 9000 or online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+).