Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Feb 20th 2010 1:14PM by Chris Mugan
Harper previously supported the Californian artist at another London venue, the Royal Albert Hall, three years ago.
Newsom revealed then that the 68-year-old's classic album 'Stormcock' had served as an inspiration for her own acclaimed sophomore effort 'Ys,' and on the night Harper played the 1971 record in its entirety.
Afterwards, Harper announced he was retiring from live performance, dashing any hopes he would enjoy a renaissance similar to that of Vashti Bunyan, herself feted by high-profile US fans, notably Animal Collective and Devendra Banhart.
Tickets are now selling fast for these two rarely seen artists, ahead of the release of Newsom's third album 'Have One On Me.' A triple-disc set, the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2006's 'Ys' has been kept under careful wraps by her label Drag City before its Mar. 1 release. ATP, meanwhile, takes place May 7--9 at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset, where Newsom joins Iggy and the Stooges, Spiritualized and the Residents.