Talk Talk members reuniting for Mark Hollis tribute show
In honor of Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis, who sadly passed away earlier this year, former and original Talk Talk members will perform together on November 26 at London's Royal Festival Hall in Southbank Centre. Billed as A Celebration of Talk Talk and Mark Hollis, the show will also feature "very special guests… all of whom have been touched by Talk Talk’s music and inspired by Hollis," who were curated by Southbank Centre in partnership with Eat Your Own Ears. Crack Magazine reports that the lineup will include original Talk Talk keyboardist Simon Brenner, former Talk Talk touring and/or studio members Martin Ditcham, Rupert Black and Jeep Hook, and bassist John McKenzie who has previously performed Talk Talk's music with Ditchin and Black. The guests are still TBA, so stay tuned.
Bengi Ünsal, Senior Contemporary Music Programmer at the Southbank Centre, said:
We are honoured to be holding this beautiful event. [We] were talking about staging a celebration of Talk Talk even before Mark passed away. When he sadly died, it became inevitable for us, the fans, and for all the artists who adore the band to pay tribute to them and appreciate the indelible mark they left on music. This is a product of love and admiration – our way of saying thank you to Mark Hollis and Talk Talk.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at 10 AM to the general public and Thursday, August 1 at 10 AM to Southbank Centre members.
The lineup announcement does not include founding/classic lineup members Paul Webb (who released his first album as Rustin Man in 17 years this year) and Lee Harris, or longtime collaborator Tim Friese-Greene.