top of page
  • Writer's pictureAndy Wors


We're delighted to be able to tell you of a magnificent series of UK dates from none other than the extraordinary Major Parkinson. The alternative rock band from Bergen will be bringing their full 7 piece line-up for their first ever UK performances.

The full tour, with ticket details, is as follows:

Wednesday 26th September: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds:

Thursday 27th September: Bristol, Exchange:

Friday 28th September: London, Water Rats (almost SOLD OUT)

Saturday 29th September: Manchester, Soup Kitchen.

About Major Parkinson:

Major Parkinson are a simply extraordinary band with an extensive following in the UK, many of whom travel to Norway to see the band perform, and the demand to see them in the UK has been growing over a number of years. Their recent album 'Blackbox' was released to unanimous critical acclaim. With influences from across the rock and classical genres (from The Beatles to Cardiacs) and a warped vision of the musical world, their tunes are like no other. You may hear a snippet of an East European folk song, a nursery rhyme, a stage musical, even a rock anthem. All of these tunes are played out on a range of instruments that a symphony orchestra couldn’t muster - synths, strings, old typewriters, brass and reputedly a decommissioned jet fighter engine. The musical scores behind their songs are both monumental and breathtaking. Explosive synth and guitar sections pound at your heart and then instantly make it melt with beautiful choral harmonies. Enticed in to their world you will dance and sing along as if centre stage in a West End show. But never Cats. With songs too that cover subjects as diverse as Pavlovian Hounds to Ducks in the Pond, the sheer scale and absurdity of the Norwegian band’s extraordinary musical world can only be truly appreciated by seeing their 7-piece stage performances live.

bottom of page