Space rock legends Hawkwind to hit the road again for UK tour

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Space rock legends Hawkwind bring their psychedelic stage show to Rock City in Nottingham on Tuesday, April 19, as part of a short UK tour.

Founder Dave Brock is joined by long-standing band members Richard Chadwick, Mr Dibs, Tim Blake, Niall Hone and Dead Fred, the longest established Hawkwind line-up.

Join them on this not to be missed psychedelic extravaganza delivered with a glittering array of projections, dance, theatricals and special effects as only Hawkwind can.

Hawkwind were formed in 1969, originally as Hawkwind Zoo by former London busker Dave Brock, although there have been numerous line-up changes throughout the years, he remains at the helm today and is known affectionately by many of the fans as the captain of the ship.

By 1972, the bands popularity had grown to such an extent that they could now headline venues such as the famous Chalk Farm Roundhouse in London. A gig billed as the Greasy Truckers Party at this venue in February was to be forever etched into Hawkwind folklore, as it was at this show that their trademark single Silver Machine was recorded. The track, which featured the late, great, Lemmy on vocals, brought the band to the attention of the wider general public after it reached number two in the UK charts in the June of that year.

The rest is history.

Tickets for the Rock City gig are £22.50 in advance. See http://www.rock-city.co.uk/gig-guide for more.