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Actor Tim Robbins' band set for Belfast

Actor Tim Robbins is to swap the Hollywood blockbuster for the sweat and sawdust of the rock circuit in Belfast when he embarks on a tour of Europe for the first time as a muscian.

Robbins, star of classic film The Shawshank Redemption, teams up with The Rogues Gallery Band on his tour which stops off in Belfast when he will be appearing at the Limelight on September 27.

The tour is in anticipation of his eagerly-awaited album, which is released on the same day of his visit to Belfast. The album is self-titled Tim Robbins And The Gallery Band. The actor, director, screenwriter and muscian has joined with friend and producer Hal Wilner to create this nine-track album from which Robbins describes every song as a story. Wilner said of the album: “It’s got incredible beauty, incredible anger — everything that music can do.”

Robbins is no stranger to the world of music, though. For a long time he has written songs and played in small venues and also has co-produced soundtracks for Bob Roberts, when he played a folk singing right wing politician, and Dead Man Walking, which he directed and produced.

September

Sun 26th DUBLIN, Whelans

Mon 27th BELFAST, Limelight

Wed 29th BRIGHTON, Duke of York’s Picturehouse

Thurs 30th LONDON, Union Chapel



October

Fri 1st MANCHESTER, St Phillips Church, Salford

Sat 2nd GLASGOW, Oran Mor

Sun 3rd NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club

Thurs 7th MADRID, Caracol

Fri 8th ZARAGOZA, FIZ Festival

Sat 9th MARSEILLE, Espace Julien

Mon 11th TURIN, Hiroshima Mon Amour

Tues 12th FLORENCE, Cinema Teatro Odeon

Wed 13th ZURICH, Mascotte

Fri 15th COLOGNE, Luxor

Sat 16th BERLIN, Frannz Club

Sun 17th HAMBURG, Stage Club

Tues 19th AMSTERDAM, Melkweg

Wed 20th GENT, Vooruit

Thurs 21st PARIS, Café de la Danse

UK tickets cost £13.30-£17.50 and go on sale Friday 13th August

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