Fundamentally a nostalgic memoir of his life so far, ‘Dreamland’ finds Bayley covering expansive and difficult ground. As a result, the brand-new album is packed full of intensely sensitive and personal experiences, none more emotional than when the bands drummer Joe Seaward was involved in a monstrous bike accident in July 2018 which threatened his life, and that of Glass Animals altogether. Born at a time of immense confusion and uncertainty for the band, it’s an album that will be very timely for the world when it lands on the 7th August.
Originally meant to be released in May, Glass Animals had planned to celebrate ‘Dreamland’s arrival with two back-to-back shows at the iconic Red Rocks, with support from recent collaborator Denzel Curry. It was due to kick-off a busy 2020 that should have seen the band play venues and arenas across the globe and celebrating the release of their new record with their fans.
However, with all of that thrown up in the air temporarily and being the extraordinarily forward-thinking band that they always have been, Glass Animals have adapted wonderfully to their new situation. From his home studio, Bayley has been creating, building, writing, performing, producing and beyond to ensure the band are constantly connecting with their international fan base, offering a host of creative distractions for people in lockdown. Their video for title track ‘Dreamland’ set the bar impressively high for what can be achieved by one man in his London flat, under remote direction. Elsewhere, Dave’s recorded and released a series of covers including a collaboration with Arlo Parks to take on Drake. The band have released Open Source (a website where fans can use exclusive, unreleased Glass Animals content to create their own music, artwork and beyond), aired their own Dreamland TV Network and hosted Mario Kart tournaments on Twitch.
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Following a sold out 2019 tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas!
Start the new year in time-honoured tradition with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union for its 134th performance of Messiah on Monday 3rd January 2022.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets have announced their largest UK and Ireland tour to date and will be stopping off at the Usher Hall on 4th May 2022!
The highly acclaimed Steve Steinman brings you his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits.
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are on tour and will visit Edinburgh on the 1st July 2022!
Join Canongate Cadjers for their monthly Ceilidh held in the Royal British Legion Hall! If you love to dance or want to learn this event is for you.