Paul Draper – former frontman of Mansun, one of the most forward-thinking and iconic rock’n’roll bands of the ’90s – will be performing the band’s classic album ‘SIX’ live and in its entirety next year.
Marking the record’s 25th Anniversary in fitting style, Draper will be revisiting the 1998 album during what promises to be a special appearance at Manchester’s Gorilla venue on Wednesday 15th March.
The hugely anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough debut ‘Attack of the Grey Lantern’, Mansun’s sophomore effort ‘SIX’ found a band growing in confidence and their trademark sound truly beginning to take flight. Recorded between Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios and then later at London’s Olympic Sound Studio, the album arrived in September 1998 and fittingly went straight in at No. 6 position in the official UK Album Charts.
With four Top 40 charting singles including the epic title-track “Six”, “Being a Girl“, “Negative“, plus the Top 10 dominating lead single “Legacy“, the record also featured an unlikely guest appearance from Doctor Who star Tom Baker (on “Witness To A Murder (Part Two)”).
Testament to a band at the peak of their experimental and popular powers, ‘SIX’ remains a firm fan favourite in the Mansun back catalogue to this day and a bonafide cult classic.
With Draper revisiting aspects of the Mansun repertoire in his recent solo performances, he and a full live band will now return to the seminal ‘SIX’ in its entirety, a quarter of a century after its initial release.
Tickets for the Manchester Gorilla show will go on sale this Wednesday (19th October) at 10AM here:
Pink Dot Presents
Paul Draper Performing Mansun’s ‘SIX’
Wednesday 15th March 2023
Doors 7.00pm / Curfew 11.00pm
Age Restriction – 14+
Tickets for the show go on sale this Wednesday (19 Oct) @ 10AM.
Ticket price: £25 +STBF