Following two sold out and highly acclaimed performances at London’s Science Museum, Icebreaker and BJ Cole took Brian Eno’s ‘zero gravity country and western’ album Apollo on tour in the UK.
Widely regarded as Brian Eno’s best and most influential ambient album, Apollo was written for Al Reinert’s documentary on the Apollo space missions, For All Mankind. Music from the album also appeared in the films 28 Days Later, Traffic and Trainspotting. This show returned the music to its original conception, as a non-narrative counterpart to NASA footage from the Apollo programme: matching the mesmerizing beauty and tranquil mystery of the moon and Earth; the dizzying scale and humbling feat of engineering involved in taking people to the moon; and capturing the banality and the humour of the astronauts as they skitter about the moon’s surface.
- 31st July – Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset
- 23 August 2010, Snape Proms, Aldeburgh
- 15 and 16 September, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London
- 9 October- Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
- 10 October South Hill Park, Bracknell
- 15 October Fruit Market, Glasgow
- 22 October St George’s, Bristol
- 27 October Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
- 31 October Hall 1, The Sage, Gateshead
- 3 November Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
- 9 November- National Concert Hall, Dublin