The Music Of Cream 50th Anniversary November 2018 UK Tour

David Geraghty

The proper name for this aggregation might be Cream Jnr. A trio with some family pedigree, dates are planned to celebrate the reign of the Sunshine Of Your Love trio that was…

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* (*by marriage) 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 O2 Academy in Glasgow on Friday 23rd November 2018, celebrates 50 years since the original line-up’s farewell UK concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 26th November 1968.

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.

“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.”

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.

The tour is brought to the UK by The MJR Group By Arrangement With Neil O’Brien Entertainment Presents.

Pete Sargeant

Feature Image Photo Credit: David Geraghty (The Music Of Cream (L-R): Will Johns (guitar, vocals), Malcolm Bruce (bass, vocals) and Kofi Baker (drums).

Cream Photo Credit: Bob Whitaker (The original Cream Line-up (L-R): Jack Bruce (lead vocals, bass), Ginger Baker (drums, percussion, vocals) and Eric Clapton (lead guitar, vocals).

Official The music Of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour Poster Artwork Credit: Bob Masse Studios.

You can watch the official tour trailer in this article.

Tickets for the tour are onsale now and priced at £27.00-£35.00 each. 

Ticekts can be purchased from Eventbrite UK here: http://bit.ly/2xWahHW or from the venues direct.

The November 2018 UK Tour will stop at the following venues:

Friday 23rd November 2018 – O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2e9wRR1

Saturday 24th November 2018 – Assembly, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2BPYQyx

Sunday 25th November 2018 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/1QRjdj2

Monday 26th November 2018 – O2 Ritz Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom http://bit.ly/2ofI9tI