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We are ridiculously excited to announce, in partnership with The Adelphi Club in Hull, Fatboy Slim on Friday 18th October 2019.

This is one of the most eagerly anticipated intimate gigs the city has ever seen and see’s the legendary superstar DJ making a welcome return to Hull to take part in the venue’s 35th anniversary celebrations.

Fatboy Slim – alter ego of double Brit Award DJ Norman Cook (Praise You // Eat Sleep Rave Repeat // Right Here, Right Now) has achieved massive chart success around the planet selling millions of albums and singles along the way.

Cook’s return to Hull comes almost 35 years after his first Adelphi appearance as part of the Housemartins’ first ever gig, which took place at the club on 3 November 1984. Since then he’s risen to fame adopting the ‘Fatboy Slim’ moniker in 1996 and racking up major mainstream success with his own take on electronic dance music alongside spellbinding live shows.

“Talk about full circle… I remember rehearsing at the Adelphi in my first band 34 years ago at the very start of my career… and now I get to go back all these years later, for a special show…..head held high!” said Norman Cook.

“It’s gonna be emotional…..”

Paul Jackson, Founder of The Adelphi Club, said, “I first met Norman in what must have been 1984, when he was delegated to give me my fiver for a Housemartins rehearsal at The Adelphi Club. He immediately struck me both as an extremely nice and smart guy, but also as someone (as I had found with his close friend Paul Heaton) who would excel in whatever he turned his arm to. He deserves great credit for his successful career to date.”

“To achieve mainstream success while sidestepping over commodification and genre categorisation is rare…a thing I love about Norman’s music is the ever present sense of fun, along with a constant threat of a surprise around the corner. Well done Norman Cook.”

Sybil Bell, Founder of Independent Venue Week, added: “To say we’re excited about this is a massive understatement. I saw Norman at The People’s March on 23rd March and told him that Paul Jackson was still running the New Adelphi Club. He couldn’t believe that he was still there – he remembers him and the club so fondly. So we talked about the possibility of a live show.”

“He was as up for it as we were. We thought it might take years given how busy he is so it’s amazing it’s happening so soon. The love for Fatboy Slim is as strong as the love for Paul and The New Adelphi Club. What a way for one total legend to honour another. We’ll DEFINTIELY be down the front for this one.”

The event at The New Adelphi Club, Hull coincides with the 35th anniversary of the residential house becoming a live music venue.

These days, Cook’s show involves not just playing his own patented brand of “party acid house”, but also complex audio-visual productions.

Earlier this year he completed his biggest ever UK Arena Tour to date.
21-FEB – LONDON THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY
22-FEB – BIRMINGHAM ARENA
23-FEB – CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
27-FEB – GLASGOW THE SSE HYDRO
28-FEB – MANCHESTER ARENA
01-MAR – NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
02-MAR – DUBLIN 3ARENA

With a capacity of only 200, this show is a nod and a celebration of grass roots music venues across the nation. These are the places where it all begins and did so for The Housemartins, Pulp, Radiohead, Idles and thousands more. The Adelphi terraced house was built in 1888 with a liquor license first granted in 1923 as The Victory Club & Institute for Veterans of WWI. De Grey Street was a victim of Luftwaffe bombing in 1940 with the destruction of neighbouring properties 83, 85 and 87 leaving the space now occupied by the car park. Since Paul Jackson opened the venue in October 1984, over 30,000 bands and knocking on a million punters have graced the tiny musical institution.

Tickets will go on sale at www.theadelphi.com at 6.30pm Friday 6 September – and are expected to fly out… tickets are £25 each (not for resale, terms and conditions apply).

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