Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Celebration to be released on DVD and Blu-ray

From Loudersound.

Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Tour: Live at the Royal Festival Hall is due out on 2DVD and 2Blu-ray via Cleopatra on November 18. The companion CD and vinyl editions are due for release on October 28.

The recording, filmed over three nights in London in August 2021, is presented in 4K HD and includes performances from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Circa Contemporary Circus. Both audio/visual packages also contain a feature-length documentary on the history of Mike Oldfield’s iconic piece.

Says Oldfield, “It’s amazing to think that it’s 50 years since I started writing Tubular Bells, and I am touched that my music has reached so many people, all over the world, during that time.”

Oldfield was just 19 when he recorded Tubular Bells. Originally released in 1973, it was the very first album on the Virgin Records imprint and has since became synonymous with the horror movie, The Exorcist. It was also used by director Danny Boyle during the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Meanwhile, Tubular Bells‘ half-century celebrations will continue across the UK in 2023. Tickets are now on sale for next spring’s orchestral performances.

The Tubular Bells The 50th Anniversary Celebration UK Tour dates:
Feb 3: Cardiff St. David’s
Feb 5: Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Feb 8: Bristol Hippodrome
Feb 9: Poole Lighthouse
Feb 10: Guildford G Live
Feb 11: Exeter Great Hall
Feb 13: Birmingham New Alexandra
Feb 14: Buxton Opera House
Feb 15: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Feb 16: Gateshead Sage
Feb 18: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Feb 19: Leicester De Montford Hall
Feb 24: Basingstoke Anvil
Mar 2: Oxford New Theatre
Mar 3: Portsmouth Guildhall
Mar 4: Torquay Princess Theatre
Mar 6: Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Mar 7: Glasgow King’s Theatre
Mar 8: Perth Concert Hall
Mar 10: Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Mar 11: Ipswich Regent
Mar 12: High Wycombe Swan
Mar 14: Manchester Palace Theatre
Mar 15: Reading Hexagon
Mar 18: Stockton Globe
Mar 19: Chester Storyhouse
Mar 20: Llandudno Venue Cymru
Mar 24: Swansea Arena
Mar 29: Harrogate Royal Hall
Mar 30: Sheffield City Hall
Mar 31: Bath Forum

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