Magnum

Date:Wed 29 Sep 2021
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J1
Price:£27.50 adv

This event has been rescheduled to Wed 29 Sep 2021. Tickets remain valid for the new date. If you have any questions or queries please contact our box office on tickets@junction.co.uk 
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Legendary British hard rock band Magnum return to Cambridge Junction on a major European tour.

The band, formed in Birmingham in 1972, had notable successes in their early years, including 1982 album ‘Chasing the Dragon’ which spawned live favourites ‘ Soldier of The Line’, ‘Sacred Hour’ and ‘The Spirit’. 

Magnum split in 1995, however reformed with founding members and chief-songwriters Guitarist Tony Clarkin and Vocalist Bob Catley. Going on to release 7 albums since, including 2014’s ‘Escape from the Shadow Garden’ which reached number 2 in the UK Rock & Metal Chart, as well as number 4 in the UK Indie Charts.

The band have built a following in Europe, having had commercial success in Germany & Sweden, and regularly play sold out shows touring across the continent.

Original Magnum guitarist Tony Clarkin is a man who seems to never stop working, responsible for writing and producing all the material released by the band, from the very first demo to the final mix. “As soon as an album is finished, I start to collect new ideas,” he explains. “That’s how I’ve worked since the early seventies, for me that’s the ideal method.” 

On their latest album, Clarkin and Magnum’s other original member, vocalist Bob Catley, prove all over again just how perfectly this established system works. The line-up, consisting of Clarkin, Catley, keyboardist Rick Benton, drummer Lee Morris, plus their latest addition, bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Place Vendome, Unisonic, among others), have recorded eleven new songs for the new album, all of which feature the traditional strengths of the British act while continuing to live up to the band’s ambition to explore a more rock-oriented direction. 

Their upcoming tour coinciding with this, along with performing some of their most notable songs, are set to be an unadulterated display of the band’s musical vision with their new album. “Thanks to our current record company, we enjoy full artistic freedom,” Clarkin enthuses. “SPV understand how important this is to us. We’ve not always been in such a fortunate position. During the eighties, the label we were with at the time wanted us to sound as pop-oriented as possible because they hoped for better album sales. I used to hate that, despite the success we had.”

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Tickets dated Sun 29 Mar 2020 or Thu 17 Dec 2020 remain valid.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and doors open from 7pm.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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Generally for J1 music events the timings are: doors and box office 7pm, support 8pm, main band 9pm, curfew 11pm. Stage times are normally confirmed after soundchecks have taken place. Once confirmed Cambridge Junction will update the web listings and social media channels.

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