Blackpool’s cinematic rock band blanket are proud to announce a one-off performance of their debut album How To Let Go under a Luke Jerram’s Museum of The Moon – a spectacular 24ft replica of the moon, which will be held at Preston’s Harris Museum Art Gallery & Library. The performance will take place on 23rd February 2019, celebrating 50 years since the moon landings.
The Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.
“This is exactly the kind of thing we strive to be a part of as a band” comment bassist Matthew Sheldon, “we love playing unique venues and being part of special events like these. We like to think of our live shows as something more than just a gig, we want people to see it as an audio-visual experience, so something like this is just perfect for us. We want to make it really special so we’ll be bringing in guest musicians and a small choir so that we can do the record and all its layers justice.”
blanket have been making waves live, fresh from touring the UK with Zeal & Ardor, as well as performing a hypnotic, otherworldly set at the prestigious ArcTanGent Festival. They will return to the road in March 2019 to support prog metallers Cellar Darling. Bassist Matt comments, “Going out on tour with a band like Cellar Darling is really exciting for us, we like to think of ourselves as a band that cross multiple genres, and want to get ourselves out to as many different scenes as possible, in front of people who might not have heard of us before”.
Dates for the run are:
21st Mar – Studio, Sheffield 22nd Mar – Hammerfest, North Wales 23rd Mar – The Globe, Cardiff 24th Mar – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham 26th Mar – Waterfront Studio, Norwich 27th Mar – The Welly 2, Hull 28th Mar – Audio, Glasgow 29th Mar – On The Rox, Dublin 30th Mar – Academy 3, Manchester 31st Mar – Jazz Cafe, London