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THE MUSIC OF CREAM: 50TH ANNIVERSARY NOVEMBER 2018 UK TOUR

THE MUSIC OF CREAM: 50TH ANNIVERSARY NOVEMBER 2018 UK TOUR FEATURING KOFI BAKER, MALCOLM BRUCE & WILL JOHNS

Cream was a chemical explosion like no other. Now, 50 years on since their landmark farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall on November 26, 1968, Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns unite together as one to unleash the lighting that electrified a generation performing the legendary tracks White Room, Sunshine Of Your Love, Crossroads and much more! Following their successful inaugural tour across Australia and New Zealand in 2017, the pedigree of hallowed ‘60s trio Cream—Ginger Baker’s son Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm Bruce and Eric Clapton’s nephew* Will Johns—have come together for the first time in the UK to pay homage to the band’s extraordinary legacy with The Music Of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour. The four-date UK tour which starts at the Glasgow O2 Academy on Friday 23rd November, celebrates 50 years since the original line-up’s farewell UK concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 26, 1968.

A 48-hour ticket pre-sale will start at 9am on Wednesday 30th May from http://bit.ly/MoC50th. Having already received rave reviews in Australia and New Zealand from the media and fans alike, “The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour” is primed to take over the UK by celebrating the music and legacy their family members created. Be prepared to hear personal stories and songs such as Sunshine of Your Love, Crossroads, Spoonful and White Room performed across a comprehensive set, which will also see Kofi Baker (drums), Malcolm Bruce (bass, vocals) and Will Johns (guitar, vocals) interplay with footage of their fathers and mentors on the big screen, along with never-before-seen footage and photos.

The multi-media concert experience has been specially created for the 50th Anniversary Tour, providing some of rock’s most memorable moments with a new lease on life. Click HERE to watch the trailer for The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour. “We had such an amazing response to our first tour in Australia and New Zealand that we’ve spent some considerable time adding to the show,” shares Malcolm Bruce. “Now, we not only have this amazing legacy of music to play, but an opportunity to share some wonderful insights and stories with our audience…a backstage pass like no other, if you will.” Adds Kofi Baker, “We also have a few surprises in store that we know people are going to really respond to. We can’t wait to be on the road again playing these shows in the UK in November.”

Of the tour’s run of shows in Australia and New Zealand, The RockPit noted, “Eric and Ginger and Jack (if looking down on us) would be proud. This is an exceptional night of wonderful music” with The Music adding, “The Music of Cream were not trying to emulate their free-spirited forefathers…this was purely about celebrating the legendary music.” Elsewhere, Ambient Light said, “The trio took turns supporting one-another with bluesy riffs and bursting out in energetic solos. Be it through Baker’s pounding bursts during Sitting on the Top of the World, Bruce’s jazzy climbs throughout Politician, or the shreds and wails of Johns in Deserted Cities, the group had the audience eating out of the palm of their hands.” During its heartbreakingly short lifespan, Cream was an explosive musical cocktail that provided the super-group blueprint for others to follow. The group’s third album, Wheels of Fire (1968), was the world’s first platinum-selling double album, and collectively they sold more than 15 million copies of their albums worldwide. Rolling Stone ranked the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group (inducted in 1993) as 67th in their ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’ list.

Apart from a brief reunion in 2005 of seven shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Madison Square Garden, Cream retained an almost mythological status in the music world, right up until the passing of Jack Bruce in 2014. For many fans, this marked the end of an era and an acceptance that there would never be another opportunity to celebrate the group’s legacy. That is, until the Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour hit Australia and New Zealand last year. Now, the trio of Baker, Bruce and Johns are looking forward to inspiring and re-igniting the UK with their very own celebration of a musical legacy that runs through their veins. *by marriage

THE MUSIC OF CREAM: 50TH ANNIVERSARY NOVEMBER 2018 UK TOUR BOOK ONLINE: http://bit.ly/MoC50th TICKETS: £27-£35 48-Hour Ticket Pre-sale starts Wednesday 30th May from Eventbrite.co.uk Glasgow O2 Academy Friday 23 November 2018 Ticket Price: £27-£35 Book Tickets: http://bit.ly/MoC50th Facebook / Twitter / Instagram 121 Eglinton Street, Glasgow, G5 9NT https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyglasgow Leamington Spa Assembly

Saturday 24 November 2018 Ticket Price: £27-£35 Book Tickets: http://bit.ly/MoC50th Facebook / Twitter Spencer St, Leamington Spa, CV31 3NF http://leamingtonassembly.com London O2 Forum Kentish Town Sunday 25 November 2018 Ticket Price: £27-£35 Book Tickets: http://bit.ly/MoC50th Facebook / Twitter / Instagram 9-17 Highgate Rd, London, NW5 1JY https://academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentis

Manchester O2 Ritz Monday 26 November 2018 Ticket Price: £27-£35 Book Tickets: http://bit.ly/MoC50th Facebook / Twitter / Instagram Whitworth St W, Manchester, M1 5NQ https://academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester

Kofi Baker (Drums) As the son of the legendary Ginger Baker, Kofi has a name synonymous with drumming excellence. He first performed live with Ginger on the iconic BBC TV show, ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, proving at 6 years of age that he had inherited his father’s talents. He has played drums behind Jack Bruce, John Lennon and Steve Marriott, and as half of a polyrhythmic powerhouse with his father across Europe and the US over the years. More recently Kofi played and toured with Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Vinny Appice (DIO, Black Sabbath), Vinnie Moore (UFO), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion) Rick Derringer, Corky Laing and Robben Ford. He joined Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns for the inaugural Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour in Australia and New Zealand in 2017, playing to almost 8000 people over 7 nights, with special guests, Glenn Hughes and Robben Ford. His own albums include Lost City and Abstract Logic, with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane. More info at www.kofibaker.com Malcolm Bruce (Bass & Vocals) The son of Cream singer and bassist, Jack Bruce, is a composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and engineer. Malcolm grew up in the thick of rock royalty and, via the Guildhall School of Music, began performing professionally at 16 years of age. He has shared studios and appeared on recordings with Little Richard, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Dr John and Joe Bonamassa, and recorded and performed with his father in the UK, US and Europe. He joined Kofi Baker and Will Johns for the inaugural Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour in Australia and New Zealand in 2017, playing to almost 8000 people over 7 nights, with special guests Glemn Hughes and Robben Ford. Malcolm launched his debut solo album Salvation in 2017 and toured the UK and US. He is currently working

n his next album due for release in 2018. Work is also underway on his first opera, King You’s Folly. More info at www.malcolmbrucemusic.com Will Johns (Guitar & Vocals) Encouragement at an early age from his then Uncle, Eric Clapton, was an auspicious start for teenage singer and guitarist, Will Johns. Being the son of legendary recording engineer and producer Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix), and nephew of fellow legendary producer Glyn Johns, (The Who, Eric Clapton, The Eagles), has also had a huge impact on Will’s career, as did having the late George Harrison as an uncle when he married Will’s Aunty Pattie. Mick Fleetwood counts as yet another famous uncle. Will has performed with Joe Strummer, Ronnie Wood, Jack Bruce, Dennis Chambers, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman. He joined Malcolm Bruce and Kofi Baker for the inaugural Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour in Australia and New Zealand in 2017, playing to almost 8000 people over 7 nights, with special guests, Glenn Hughes and Robben Ford. Will has released three solo albums: Count on Me, Hooks & Lines and most recently Something Old, Something New which gained multiple awards and nominations in The British Blues Awards. More info at www.willjohns.com # # # Music of Cream – Official Website www.musicofcream.com