GIG NEWS: Glastonbury headliner Nick Lowe heading to Pocklington Arts Centre, York – 25th June 2019


Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock and Roll Revue will be headlining the acoustic stage at this year’s Glastonbury festival. But if you have missed out on Glastonbury tickets do not worry as Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock and Roll Revue is coming to Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) just three days before the festival!

As a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, Nick Lowe has no equal. Starting with 1995’s ‘The Impossible Bird’ through to 2011’s ‘The Old Magic’, Lowe has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home, and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy.

Now he is bringing his ‘Quality Rock and Roll Revue’, starring Los Straitjackets complete with their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, to Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) on Tuesday 25 June, 8pm.

Lowe’s new four-song EP “Tokyo Bay” features Los Straitjackets as his backing band.
Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental.
Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high-energy brand of original rock & roll around the world.

Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the “Jackets” have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.

Their most recent album ‘What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love & Los Straitjackets’ consists of instrumental covers of Nick Lowe Songs.

Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock and Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets comes to PAC on Tuesday 25 June, 8pm. Tickets are £35 each, available now at or call the Box Office on 01759 301547.

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