Following the release of his widely-acclaimed third album, 2015’s, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, John Grant visited the Royal Albert Hall for a special one-off concert on 15 June 2016.
The finest voice of this generation
johnwgrant</a> rocked <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalAlbertHall">RoyalAlbertHall with ballads & mirror balls of sound #laugheddancedcried— Sally Westley (@sally_wally) June 15, 2016
Finally managed to see
johnwgrant</a> live <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalAlbertHall">RoyalAlbertHall. He was melodious sunlight in these dark days. Emotionally blazing. Thank u, John— Paul Smith (@Smithyshere) 16 June 2016
The American singer-songwriter first appeared at the Hall as a surprise special guest at Goldfrapp’s in October 2014, and for his first headline show brought three of his own special guests – Kylie Minogue, Cate Le Bon and Richard Hawley for duets on Glacier, Torn Between Two Lovers and Disappointing respectively.
johnwgrant</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/kylieminogue">kylieminogue singing Glacier together
RoyalAlbertHall</a>. Congratulations GMF, you have destroyed me <a href="https://t.co/ZSVTnXZirO">pic.twitter.com/ZSVTnXZirO</a></p>— James MacKinnon (HelloMrSoul) June 15, 2016
John Grant kept a packed Royal Albert Hall enraptured for nearly two hours with a set made up of material mainly taken from his most recent album, the upbeat yet cathartic Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, peppered with greatest hits from his acclaimed first three albums including Glacier, Queen of Denmark and GMF.
Grant closed the evening on a poignant note with a moving performance of Glacier with Kylie Minogue, dedicated to the victims of the Orlando massacre of LBGT clubbers in the previous week.
All photos © Christie Goodwin
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
It Doesn’t Matter to Him
Torn Between Two Lovers (Mary MacGregor cover) with Cate Le Bon
Pale Green Ghosts
Jesus Hates Faggots
No More Tangles
Queen of Denmark
Disappointing with Richard Hawley
Glacier with Kylie Minogue
Where Dreams Go to Die
Drug (The Czars song)
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