Steve Lamacq’s ‘Homecoming Tour’ coming to Sheffield’s LeadmillPosted by: Ashley Birch
To celebrate Independent Venue Week, BBC Radio 6 Music is showcasing a stripped back hometown show from Self Esteem
The 6 Music Homecoming Tour sees Steve Lamacq take his BBC Radio 6 Music show to five UK cities during Independent Venue Week 2020 with the second stop being at Sheffield’s historic Leadmill venue, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Steve will be welcoming Self Esteem and Skinny Pelembe to The Leadmill on Tuesday 28 January, with Self Esteem promising a stripped back ‘piano show’ for the special occasion
The tour bus is visiting a different music venue each day, taking in Newcastle, Cardiff, Exeter and Brixton, as well as Sheffield, and is where Steve will broadcast his 6 Music show live.
Each venue has a gig that night from one of these artists in celebration of Independent Venue Week. They’ll be a guest on Steve’s show that day - performing in session and being interviewed on the tour bus, talking about why they have a special connection to that city and venue.
Also appearing on the show are venue owners, movers and shakers and music fans talking about the importance of independent venues in supporting new, emerging and more established artists and for local audiences too. The programmes will also be available on BBC Sounds.
Steve Lamacq said: “January can be a make or break time for small venues, so it’s terrific to be involved in Independent Venue Week again, which was launched specifically to support these places and the artists who thrive in them.
“This time we’re trying to emphasise just how important local venues can be in providing a stage for new artists on their way to bigger success, by taking some of our favourite musicians back to the haunts where they first plied their trade and began honing their songs.”
On Tuesday 28 January, Steve is in Sheffield broadcasting live from the tour bus at The Leadmill, where Self Esteem joins him. The experimental pop project is musician and singer Rebecca Lucy Taylor. Rebecca is from Sheffield and her first band, Slow Club, formed there and played at The Leadmill. It is Sheffield’s longest running live music venue. Since opening in 1980 artists such as Pulp, Oasis, Paul Weller, Kasabian, Primal Scream and IDLES have played there.
Tickets for the show are priced at £12 and are available now through the Leadmill’s website.