JON Boden & The Remnant Kings open next month’s five-date tour at The Wardrobe, Leeds, on February 1 at 8pm.
Joining boundary-stretching folk heavyweight Boden will be fellow Bellowhead musician Sam Sweeney, Leveret’s Rob Harbron, Ben Nicholls, from Kings Of The South Seas, and M G Boulter.
Lead singer and main arranger for the reactivated progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead – who played Harrogate Convention Centre on their Broadside 10th Anniversary Tour on November 25 – Boden founded The Remnant Kings in 2009 to perform his album Songs From The Floodplain.
Those initial performances combined the album’s post-climate change concept with other songs that might survive the apocalypse, taking in folk songs, Bach, pop and jazz, all rubbing shoulders with his own compositions. All this was augmented by the use on stage of two wax cylinder players, playing specially recorded material.
The Remnant Kings went into hibernation for several years while Bellowhead hit top gear but were reunited and relaunched to record Boden’s 2017 album, Afterglow, followed by the more traditional Rose In June in 2020, before contributing to Last Mile Home, the final album of Boden’s post-apocalyptic trilogy, in 2021.
Tickets are on sale at thewardrobe.seetickets.com. Doors open at 7pm.