Filmed at the 10th Anniversary of Levellers' own Beautiful Days Festival in August this year,'Raft Of The Medusa' is a jagged, foot-stomping barnstormer in the sea-shanty tradition.
It re-tells the true story of the aftermath of the running aground of French Naval frigate, the Méduse, as immortalised by the Théodore Géricault’s great romanticist painting of the same name.
At least 147 people were set adrift on a hurriedly constructed raft; all but 15 died in the 13 days before their rescue, and those who survived endured starvation, dehydration, cannibalism and madness.
Levellers embark on a major UK tour in November 2012. Dates are below.
LEVELLERS, STATIC ON THE AIRWAVES UK TOUR
SPECIAL GUESTS: CITIZEN FISH ON ALL DATES
- Wed 14 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
- Thu 15 BRISTOL O2 Academy
- Fri 16 LINCOLN Engine Shed
- Sat 17 MANCHESTER Academy
- Sun 18 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
- Tues 20 GLASGOW ABC
- Wed 21 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
- Thu 22 LEEDS O2 Academy
- Fri 23 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
- Sat 24 LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
- Sun 25 SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall