Robyn Hitchcock tickets have been selling for decades now with good reason; a Robyn Hitchcock concert is a transcendent experience, a chance to spread one's scaly wings, shake the fish-oil from our feathered heads and leap from a belfry window into a giant bowl of blacmange..that's right, Robyn Hitchcock tickets are tickets to musical insanity, and those in the know have been lapping them up since the late-70s. Robyn Hitchcock began his musical journey in 1972, playing in a group called The Beetles. The Beetles remain forever fossilized within Rock 'n' Roll's sub-strata, which surprises Robyn. "After all," he once said, "The name had worked wonders for another band just a few years earlier..."
The Beetles morphed into The Symptoms, a predictably wacky outfit, with Hitchcock effortlessly filling the ultimate psychedelic frontman role; a weirdly tall and handsome artsy bloke, with a penchant for insect life, deviant sexual fixations and eccentric Englishness one might associate with a retired Brigadier-General who had accidentally drank an intoxicating (but not fatal) dose of weed-killer. Next stop on the long journey to Robyn Hitchcock tickets was Cambridge, England, hometown of Pink Floyd's legendary founder, Syd Barrett. Barrett was in the midst of melting into the paisley shadows, but he succeeded in passing the mantle of psychedelia to the energetic Hitchcock before he merged with the wallpaper like a tired chameleon. Hitchcock was heralded as the New Syd - indeed their vocals were virtually indistinguishable to the untrained ear - and a succession of bands were assembled and decomposed in short order, as Hitchcock sought to impress his own sound on the world: BB Blackberry and the Swelterettes gave way to The Chosen Few who became Worst Fears and, finally, Maureen and the Meatpackers - the band that was to provide Robyn Hitchcock's first real recording. Hitchcock's tunes with the Meatpackers weren't released until after Robyn Hitchcock concert tours garnered more recognition, but they were a springboard to his 1976 incarnation, Dennis and the Experts. The band became The Soft Boys later that year, and Soft Boys tickets began to sell in London, as word spread about this freaky Pythonesque Barrett-influenced madman who was stalking Cambridge like a black snake.
The Soft Boys were initially Andy Metcalfe, Rob Lamb, Morris Windsor, and Alan "Wang-Bo" Davies. Hitchcock provided an enhancement that was utterly timely while remaining out of time. In 1977, Kimberley Rew joined the band. His sparkling lead guitar sprang to life like a jeweled serpent, in songs like "Underwater Moonlight", "Have a Heart, Betty" and "Kingdom of Love". The sound was now complete. After the Soft Boys' resounding "Underwater Moonlight", "A Can of Bees" and "Invisible Hits" albums, Hitchcock was ready to go solo, taking some of the Soft Boys with him.
There followed many productive years, in which Robyn Hitchcock jammed and played with many people, and formed The Egyptians with Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor. He also played with REM's Peter Buck and starred in the 1988 Jonathan Demme-directed concert film "Storefront Hitchcock" in which he played live in the window of an abandoned Manhattan store.
Now, though, Hitchcock is hitting the circuit with the Venus 3, and anyone who's heard "Sex, Food, Death... and Tarantulas" knows why this is a special band. Find cheap Robyn Hitchcock and Venus 3 tickets here and treat yourself to a live performance from a master. Clear lyrics, great musicianship and excellent sound quality make for an educational and hilarious Robyn Hitchcock concert - cheap at thrice the price!