Napoleon IIIrd: Christiania Live - 2011 UK tour dates with iLiKETRAiNS

Napoleon IIIrd: Christiania Live - February UK Tour with iLiKETRAiNS Announced

Napoleon IIIrd

Napoleon IIIrd (aka James Mabbett) is touring the UK with iLiKETRAiNS this February, on the back of a year that saw his second album 'Christiania' critically lauded in the mainstream music media.

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The Napoleon IIIrd live show has grown to match his ambitious new sound. Having called it a day on the solo performance, Mabbett has assembled an indie-all-star band that includes, at various times, members of Sky Larkin, Internet Forever, Keyboard Choir, Stairs To Korea, DREAMTRAK and AK/DK.

The band's captivating debut took place in front of a packed-out Club NME at KOKO in Camden, with live brass, duelling drummers and an inspired ensemble vocal performance fronted by Napoleon IIIrd's distinctive throaty roar.

This is a show not to be missed. The tour represents a chance to see "one of the most inventive solo artists in the world today" (Drowned In Sound) stretching himself to create a live experience that captures the ambition of his studio work.

The UK tour dates are as follows:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

February 2011

2 Brighton The Hope
3 Bath Moles
5 Norwich Arts Centre
6 Oxford Jericho
7 Nottingham Bodega
9 Sheffield Fusion
10 Liverpool Shipping Forecast
11 York The Duchess


"An embarrassment of musical riches... a perfect late curio of 2010." - 8/10 NME

"The melodies are generous, the emotions writ large, and the arrangements thrilling." - Word

"Swirling atmospheric backdrops take you on bizarre aural trips... an infectiously entertaining, from-the-heart album" - Artrocker

"Christiania is faultless." - The Line Of Best Fit

"An off-kilter trip-pop wonder, recalling the likes of Panda Bear and Dan Deacon." - Clash

"Life and vivacity flows through the album... stunning." - 8/10 Drowned In Sound

"Nine songs of remarkable breadth and magnitude...Napoleon IIIrd is rightly celebrated as one of the most distinctive and intriguing contemporary artists." - High Voltage

"Christiania's dense pop productions merit further investigation and reveal a perverse intelligence at work."- Stool Pigeon

"A true master of the kind of outsider pop that's created for bespectacled youths turned off by chart hits."- Loud & Quiet

"The kind of performance that makes you want to call everyone you care about and tell them they should be here to see it." - The Fly

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People can buy the album, watch Napoleon IIIrd in session and download a free Napoleon IIIrd DJ mix on the following page: Christiania on Brainlove

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