Arena on Tour!
In April and May Arena will play concerts in numerous European countries and Canada. The tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the band’s most successful albums, “The Visitor”. During the shows, the audiences will be able to hear the album live in its entirety, while the second part will consist of the best of Arena. The tour will coincide with the release of the band’s ninth album “Double Vision”, which will be available on tour.
Clive: “So here comes the new Arena album, ‘Double Vision’, and the tour! I have to say I am looking forward to this one a great deal. There has been a real buzz about the album, and indeed a lot of interest in Arena playing the Visitor again. This isn’t the easiest album to play, but it is an enjoyable challenge. We are using videos to enhance the visitor experience, so I look forward to being a part of our best show yet!”
”King’s Ransom” VINYL Pre-sale!
Clive Nolan’s third musical (first released on CD in 2017) is now out on vinyl. “King’s Ransom” vinyl will be released by We Låve Rock Music! in Norway and it will constitute an attractive set of 3 deep red vinyl records, triple gatefold cover featuring artwork by Mark Buckingham and the whole set of lyrics printed on the sleeves. The vinyl is now available for pre-sale online from We Låve Rock Music! (Norway), and our ONLINE STORE (UK).
Clive: “This is a very exciting development in the adventure of “King’s Ransom” – a triple vinyl release – it’s a thing of beauty. I want one! A massive thank you to the Vikings for the initiative and releasing the vinyl. You never stop surprising!”
Farewell to Ian Baldwin!
It is with great sadness we inform you that Ian Baldwin, our talented director, a fantastic guy and a beloved friend, passed away on Sunday, January 21st. Ian joined the Caamora Theatre Company in 2013. Within the last 5 years he directed the theatre versions of all 3 of Clive Nolan's musicals: "Alchemy" (2014, 2015, 2017), "She" (2015, 2016) and "King's Ransom" (2017). The shows were performed in Cheltenham and in the off-West End in London and were all successful, enjoyable, and met with enthusiasm of critics and audiences alike. Ian will also be remembered for an array of wonderful performances in all the shows, especially the comedy parts - the roles of Job in "She" and Captain Fergus Maunder in "King's Ransom". We will all remember his creative genius, persistence, patience, reliability, great sense of humour, wit, and warmth. Thank you for everything, Ian. You will not be forgotten!
Clive: "Ian passed away this morning - this is heartbreaking - a great guy and the best ‘partner in crime’ I could have wished for... Rest in peace old son - your story is not over yet!"
‘The Professor King Chronicles’
Clive: “At the end of last year, I signed a major contract with a film production company, with a view to turning both ‘Alchemy’ and ‘King’s Ransom’ into full theatrical-release feature films.
This is a very exciting development in the ongoing journey of these musicals. As with any film project it is now all about raising the budget. Since both stories share some characters and locations, we plan to shoot the movies back to back. This will
dramatically lower the overall production cost.
This is not a fundraising exercise where people very kindly donate money. This is a significant investment opportunity in a large-scale project, with a real chance of making a profit.
We already have many extremely talented cast members, but we will also be recruiting named actors, singers and musical theatre stars to give the films solid commercial appeal. Naturally our budget level is a determining factor in which stars we can attract.
We have produced a detailed investment prospectus available to anyone interested in joining us. Simply private message me and I’ll send you the information.
As a taster, here is a SHORT VIDEO outlining our plans.
Is this an ambitious plan? Certainly.
But it is costed, realistic and achievable. Why not join us and become part of something truly special?”
Pendragon 40th Anniversary Shows!
Pendragon have announced 3 shows to be performed in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the band! The shows will take place in London (UK), Zoetermeer (NL), and Pratteln (CH) in November 2018.
Pendragon: “Each of these special extended 'not to be missed' shows will showcase the 40 years of music by the band from the earliest years (some stuff you have probably never ever heard live!) right up to the current releases and we will have some special guests on stage alongside the regular line up… not only that but we’re going to record it all for a massive commemorative 40th anniversary release.
We’re really looking forward to celebrating with you all and of course look forward to the next 40 years!”