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Procol Harum in London, 6 March 2005

Press Release from Mark Lundquist's office

Procol Harum
Live at The UCL Bloomsbury, London
6 March 2005 at 7.30pm

15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH
Box Office 020 7388 8822

Tickets £25

One-off intimate concert to celebrate ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ becoming UK’s most-played record of the past 70 years, new live DVD release & success in BPI’s forthcoming ‘1000th Number One’ celebrations.

Procol Harum announce a celebratory concert at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre on 6 March 2005. A rare opportunity to see Gary Brooker’s legendary band perform classics such as ‘Conquistador’, ‘A Salty Dog’, ‘Homburg’, ‘Pandora’s Box’, ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ and more in an intimate theatre setting – a chance not to be missed!

This special concert will feature material from a career spanning over 35 years plus new songs from latest album The Well’s On Fire’ (Eagle Records EAGCD209). Procol Harum’s first album in 12 years saw the band tour the world and play to sell-out audiences in USA, Japan and Europe, with the last night captured live for new concert DVD ‘Procol Harum Live At The Union Chapel’ (Eagle Vision EREDV391). Over twenty Procol classics are featured, including the rarely heard full-length version of the immortal ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’.

Posters high in the front window of the Bloomsbury Theatre. Fans should be able to buy copies at the Palers' Party (book now!)

Written by Brooker and long-term Procol Harum lyricist Keith Reid, the song of 1967’s Summer Of Love was announced in May 2004 as the UK’s ‘Most Played Song’ of the past 70 years by British performing rights group PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited). Procol’s triumph over classics by Queen, Abba, The Beatles, Robbie Williams and Elvis came within weeks of yet another award, this time for heading BBC Radio 2’s ‘Top 100’ poll.

Gary Brooker receiving the MBE continued the award success, while the BPI’s forthcoming 1000th Number One’ celebrations will see ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ recognised as one of the UK’s most memorable and best loved No.1 singles. Organised by the British Phonographic Industry, it will be the nation’s ultimate Top 40 Chart and will be accompanied by a two-hour TV documentary broadcast in February 2005, for which Gary Brooker and Keith Reid have been interviewed.

Combining piano, organ, guitars, bass and drums, together with Gary Brooker’s mesmerising voice, Procol Harum will continue to reward concert audiences with jewel after jewel from their vast treasury of classic songs during 2005…

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