The man behind that creepy cover of 'Mad World' makes an instore appearance at HMV...

The UK’s Christmas chart-topper GARY JULES is to play a special free gig for fans in LONDON later this month.

The star is to play an acoustic set at HMV’s branch at 150 Oxford Street in the West End. on Monday January 19 at 6pm.

The set will be the first time Jules has performed in the UK since he and Michael Andrews topped the chart with their cover of ‘Mad World’.


The HMV show – which will be followed by a signing session – coincides with the release of Jules’ new album ‘Trading Snakeoil For Wolftickets’ and ‘Donnie Darko – Music from the Original Motion Picture Score’, performed by Michael Andrews and previously available only on import in the UK. The two albums are in stores on the same day.

The gig comes as the prelude to Jules’ first-ever UK tour, which calls at:

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (February 12)

London Shepherds Bush Empire (16)

Leeds Cockpit (18)

Manchester Hop & Grape (19)


Brighton Concorde 2 (21)

Birmingham Academy 2 (22)

Glasgow Cottier Theatre (25)

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