Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser to play first show in 14 years

The singer will make her comeback at Bath Pavilion on August 4

Cocteau Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser is set to play her first full show since 1998.

The singer will debut her new material, as well as perform re-interpretations of Cocteau Twins songs, at Bath Pavilion on Saturday August 4. The show is as a warm-up gig for her two sold-out nights at the Royal Festival Hall in London later in August, as part of this year’s Antony Hegarty-curated Meltdown festival.

Since the Cocteau Twins’ split in 1998, Fraser has worked with a range of artists including The Future Sound of London, Craig Armstrong and Massive Attack – with whom she performed their classic track ‘Teardrop’ from their 1998 album ‘Mezzanine’.


She has also performed on film soundtracks including 1999’s Cruel Intentions and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Fraser says she has an album’s worth of new material. It has not been confirmed when this will be released. Speaking of the physical strain involved in her singing, she said that performing Cocteau Twins songs was “like an endurance test” before adding, “I don’t intend to do that again. I’ve been using my voice more gently.”

Tickets for the Bath Pavilion show on August 4 will go on sale at 9am on Friday 15 June. To check the availability of Elizabeth Fraser tickets and to get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.