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A Haunting Heart: The Music of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
From Americana to folk, punk to country, actor and singer-songwriter Bonnie 'Prince' Billy has been straddling genres since 1993. He is a man of eclectic tastes that has brought both a haunting fragility and an unbridled energy to his albums. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy tickets guarantee fans an unforgettable night of genuine, soulful music.
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy will be travelling the world to perform, starting with GNRation in Braga, Portugal and ending the tour in the United States at Nashville, Tennessee's 3rd & Lindsley Bar and Grill. Stops en route include Teatro S. Luiz in Lisbon, AB Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, Le Guess Who Festival in the Netherlands, and Le Carre Belle-Feuille in Paris. If you're looking for Bonnie 'Prince' Billy tickets in the UK, he will also be stopping at the St. John at Hackney Church in London with band mates Van Campbell, David Ferguson, Emmett Kelly, and Matt Sweeney.
It's interesting to note that Bonnie 'Prince' Billy has gone through several band name iterations. The first four years of his career were performed under his given name, Will Oldham, as well as a veritable exploration of the word "palace" (including Palace, Palace Brothers, Palace Music, and Palace Songs). The reason for these fluid name changes, Oldham has said, is because each album has its own unique sound and theme, and was recorded by different people. Therefore, he feels a listener shouldn't expect the same band every time he or she tunes in to one of Oldham's albums.
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy is nothing if not an enigma. With songs that sometimes delve into death and depression, Will Oldham himself is a man of eclectic and exciting tastes, from acting to photography. He got his start in the world of entertainment in 1987 with a role in the John Sayles film Matewan. From there, he has acted in over a dozen projects between writing and recording his albums. Inherently uncomfortable with the limelight, he is still an avid performer who strives to give his fans an unforgettable musical experience.
Oldham experienced a true upswing of popularity when he adopted the moniker Bonnie 'Prince' Billy in 1998. His first album under this name, I See a Darkness, propelled him into fame. Positively reviewed by critics and even given a rare 10/10 from Internet publication Pitchfork, I See a Darkness set Bonnie 'Prince' Billy up as one of the indie-folk artists to watch at the turn of the century.
The first Bonnie 'Prince' Billy album (although it was the sixth from Will Oldham himself), I See a Darkness, was released in 1999 and lauded for its haunting and fragile melodies. The title track was even covered by Johnny Cash on his own album, American III: Solitary Man. 2001's Ease Down the Road also gained critical acclaim for its sonically-diverse and fully fleshed-out tunes, a more joyful deviation from Oldham's typical fare.
Those with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy tickets will see the artist brings studio versions of his songs to life with vibrant interpretations and incredible energy. Fans frequently find that he brings something new to their favourite hits, making his live music fresh and infusing it with genuine emotion. Concert goers are in for a treat with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy tickets when they get to feel the infectious energy as he dances around the stage, and the chill of his soulful ballads in more intimate settings. His shows are innovative, familiar, and not to be missed.
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