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6 May 2014

'Thrilling as ever’
The Guardian

Tinariwen is a Tuareg band from Saharan Mali whose remarkable music has made them one of the most celebrated world music bands of all time. Constantly evolving and restlessly inventive, their songs range from pared-back acoustic beauty to driving rock and roll riffs.

Tinariwen is currently touring in support of brand new album Emmaar, a follow up to Grammy award winning Tassili. Recorded amidst continuing political struggle in their homeland, bassist Eyadou Ag Leche says "The new songs of this album talk about what we feel today". This is a rarely intimate show from one of the great live bands of our time.

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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