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Bert Jansch and Pentangle back out on the road.

Published: Thu July 03, 2008  News Feed

Forget Cream…or Led Zeppelin, this is the biggie: Pentangle is reforming” – The Guardian (19 January 2007)

Formed in swinging ‘60s London, Pentangle were one of the most exciting and innovative groups in the world, genuinely pushing boundaries and exploring new musical avenues. Simultaneously stars of the underground and darlings of the mainstream, they enjoyed an unprecedented degree of worldwide success for an acoustic band and their influence and musical impact is still revered and relevant today. Pentangle have reformed and are back on tour.

On the 40th anniversary of unique British folk/jazz 'supergroup' Pentangle recording the live disc of their seminal double album Sweet Child at London’s Royal Festival Hall, the original band: Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson and Terry Cox, return to the Festival Hall to celebrate their legacy. That unique show quickly sold out, and the band announced a second date in London and a UK tour. Now, fresh from their first TV appearance together for 35 years, on Later with Jools Holland on April 29, Pentangle – still a supergroup today – are delighted to announce they will complete their tour with a headline appearance at the famous Green Man Festival in South Wales on Sunday 17 August.

Bert Jansch’s relationship with Yamaha goes back to the early ‘70s when he started playing an FG-1500 - a guitar he played on many of his classic albums, including LA Turnaround, and which he still has today - in fact it has been brought back into service, alongside his LL-11E, especially for the upcoming Pentangle tour.  From the FG-1500 Bert moved onto L Series hand crafted guitars, of which his main guitar was and still is the LL-11E.

Bert also has many other Yamaha guitars: APX guitars, a CGX-171CC classical guitar, the SLG-100S silent guitar and even an FG Junior (which his friend Bernard Butler liked so much Bert bought one for him)!  In 2003 Yamaha presented Bert with a custom made L Series model for his 60th birthday.

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The Next Pentangle Tour dates are:

Thu 3 July Cambridge, Corn Exchange 01223 357851

Sat 5 July Birmingham, Symphony Hall 0121 780 3333

Sun 6 July Oxford, New Theatre 0844 847 1585

Mon 7 July London, Lyceum Theatre 0844 412 1742

Wed 9 July Manchester, Palace Theatre 0844 847 2328

Thu 10 July Harrogate, International Centre 0845 130 8840

Sat 12 July Gateshead, The Sage 0191 443 4661

Sun 13 July Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000

Mon 14 July Liverpool, Philharmonic 0151 709 3789

Sun 17 August The Green Man Festival   www.thegreenmanfestival.co.uk

Tour: 24 hr Ticket Hotline: 0870 735 5000  www.bookingsdirect.com

TICKETS: £25.00, £28.50    (£27.50, £30.00 London, Birmingham, Manchester)

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