The New York based band will hit these shores in June…

ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS have announced a trio of UK live shows.

The New York based six piece band, who have attracted the praises of Lou Reed and Rufus Wainwright, will hit these shores in June.

Lou Reed said of the band: “When I first heard ’Cripple And The Starfish’ (from Antony’s debut self-titled album) I knew I was in the presence of an angel… one extraordinary experience of musical wit, depth and most of all beauteous heart.”

Antony & The Johnsons will play:

Birmingham Glee (June 26)

Bristol Trinity Arts Centre (27)

Manchester Academy 3 (28)

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