Spinal Tap

Spoof band Spinal Tap have announced a "world tour" consisting of a single June date at London's Wembley Arena.

The tour marks the 25th anniversary of mockumentary film, This is Spinal Tap, which launched the band's career.

The band will be backed by 1960s folk trio The Folksmen, the focus of another spoof film, 2003's A Mighty Wind.

Spinal Tap's lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel commented: "If we're going to do a World tour on only one night, at least it's this world."

Bassist Derek Smalls added: "one night is not enough, and it's way too much". [BB C]

Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer, the men wearing the wigs in Spinal Tap, aren't going on a world tour, but they are going on a much larger tour which includes 2 NYC shows at Beacon Theater. One (5/26) has been on sale for over a month. One (5/27), though initially announced by the band, was just announced by the venue.

Tickets for the March May 27th show at Beacon Theater go on pre-sale this morning at 10 am. [ Password = UNWIGGED ]. Regular sale starts 24 hours later.

Video from Spinal Tap's 2007 Live Earth appearance, below...

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