The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Rainbow, Digbeth, Friday October 18
Arthur Brown’s last Midlands appearance back in March at the Robin2 in Bilston was hailed by many as one of the musical events of the year so far.
This time around he’s performing a lot closer - at the Rainbow Venues in Digbeth - and again it should be a night to remember.
Best known for the incendiary helmet he donned for his best-known hit Fire, Brown has continued to perform in the decades since the sixties when he first shot to fame.
A far more mild-mannered man in real life than his devilish stage persona, he is also blessed with one of the great voices in rock music.
March’s Birmingham Mail review said: "If there are 10 acts in the known musical universe that everyone really should see before they depart this mortal coil then Arthur Brown is arguably one of them."
Expect plenty of old favourites like Fire Prayer, I Put a Spell On You and Devil’s Grip, the song credited as helping to form the blueprint for heavy metal.
Doors open at 6.30pm at the Rainbow Venues, 160 Digbeth High Street. Tickets cost £15 in advance and are available on the door. Support comes from The Exploding Sound Machine.