Hero pop legend does like touring!

BOB Geldof is many things to many people. Humanitarian, businessman, entrepreneur but most fundamentally - musician.On his latest tour he stops off at the Regent on April 26 to show just what brought him to the public's attention in the first place.

By Victoria Knowles

BOB Geldof is many things to many people. Humanitarian, businessman, entrepreneur but most fundamentally - musician.

On his latest tour he stops off at the Regent on April 26 to show just what brought him to the public's attention in the first place. He will be playing tunes from the Boomtown Rats days as well as show casing his new album Sex, Age & Death.

This brooding stew of sounds is a timeless mix of restless music from the heart. It was five years in the making and has an acidic melancholy only matched by the man himself. This is an album about life, love and loss, so be prepared to take the journey with him.


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Bob himself has said in interview that if his life had been written as a Jacobean tragedy or an Italian opera it would have been rejected by editors on the grounds that it was too unbelievable.

"My life seems so extreme. Plenty of guys join bands but they do not have number one hits. Plenty of guys do charity gigs but the whole world does not watch," he said.

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"Maybe you try to articulate the unspeakable through music," he added when asked about his relationship with Paula Yates.

With his tour concentrating on the new album audiences can expect more than a little angst. Bob's soul lay bare in the best, if not the only way he knows how.

There will also be the old favourites from his early years including I don't like Mondays and others - he promised - if he can remember the words!

This is a chance to see a renowned and respected musician playing music that in its own way tells the story that is Bob Geldof.

For more information and tickets call the box office on 01473 433100.

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