Belle & Sebastian, the legendary indie-pop band, have announced a huge show in the most uniquely charming of settings, London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea, kicking off the summer of 2017 as part of the Live At Chelsea Concert Series.
The Glasgow band, who found fame in the late 90s with their debut album Tigermilk, caused a shock at the BRIT Awards in 1999 by winning Best Newcomers whilst being on an independent label.
Nine albums later, the group regularly tour worldwide, and have performed at illustrious venues such as the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, as well as festivals such as Glastonbury and Latitude.
Along the way, the band’s music has featured in several feature films, which they have also been name-checked in, including 500 Days of Summer and High Fidelity.
Following the release of their most recent album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance in 2015, the band were presented with the NME Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
On performing at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, lead singer and songwriter Stuart Murdoch said: “Belle and Sebastian have never fought in a war, we are not pensioners (not yet!) and we’re hardly posh enough for Chelsea. Yet, for one night we will be guests of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Please consider joining us, for what should be a fragrant evening of modern rock and roll. And let’s get dressed up! Stuart x”
The show will feature a grandstand seating area in addition to a standing floor.