Bill Bailey: Dandelion Mind
Hey folks, hugely popular UK musical comedian Bill Bailey is back in NY after a 10 year absence to perform a four night run of his new one-man show Dandelion Mind. For the non-anglophiles in the room, here’s a little more information about the show:
Featuring Bill’s trademark musical interludes, observations and stories of the road, Dandelion Mind will be based loosely on the theme of doubt (or will it?), as we follow Bill from his real-life saga of being trapped by the ash cloud, to his barely contained rants about celebrity, TV, creationism and Michael Winner.
He demonstrates new instruments, both ancient and modern, he sings an internet love song, a lament about punk heroes, Iranian hip-hop, and plays a mean folk-bouzouki. Thomas the Doubter gets a new look, and Darwin’s curious obsessions and the myth of intelligent design are all worked over in Bailey’s own surreal style.
He revisits the music of his youth, with a brand-new French Disco re-working of Gary Numan’s hit, Cars, played in his own inimitable way, and maybe some Wurzel-based remixes of classic German techno. Just your normal Bill Bailey gig, then. [Amazon.co.uk]
If that description sounds interesting to you, then you’ll probably be happy to hear that I’m giving away a pair of tickets to tonight’s performance of Dandelion Mind at the Skirball Center at NYU. The contest winner will be notified no later than 3PM today (Thursday, September 15), locals only please. If you’re not fortunate enough to win tickets tonight, you’ve still got two more chances to catch Bill at the Skirball Center on September 16 and 17 (Buy Tickets).
More US tour dates and Bill Bailey Dandelion Mind contest entry form after the jump.
Bill Bailey 2011 Tour Dates
14 September 2011 New York, Skirball Center
15 September 2011 New York, Skirball Center
16 September 2011 New York, Skirball Center
17 September 2011 New York, Skirball Center
18 September 2011 Chicago, House of Blues
19 September 2011 Toronto, Panasonic Theatre
20 September 2011 Boston, House of Blues