Current 93: London Performances

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This News item is edited from a Coptic Cat announcement…

‘.’93 Current 93′.’ is to play two major shows in London on 28 and 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.

Friday 28 May: 7pm–11pm and Saturday 29 May: 6pm–11pm

The HMV Forum
9–17 Highgate Road
London NW5 1JY

Tickets are now on general sale, and cost £35 a night. They are available from or credit card line: 0844 847 2405. Booking fees do apply; but PLEASE NOTE that if you buy tickets for both nights, you still only have to pay one booking fee! Tickets are also available for cash from the Jazz Café (5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG, United Kingdom. Tel: 020 7916 6060. Open daily 7am–2am. Tickets are also available from the Forum, but only when a concert is happening there. Check their website for details as to whether it is open.




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: 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:, 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,, a group David loves dearly.

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