Suicide For Xmas!

This just in from Blake Zidell:


Punk Cabaret Band to Perform Depraved Holiday Music
December 13, 14, 15 at 8:00 P.M.

What: St. Ann¹s Warehouse presents The Tiger Lillies Suicide for Christmas
Where: St. Ann¹s Warehouse, 38 Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
When: December 13, 14 and 15, 2007. Performances begin at 8:00 P.M.
Admission: $32.50

Buy Tickets Online: <>
Buy Tickets by Phone: St. Ann¹s Warehouse Box Office, 718.254.8779
(Tuesday‹Saturday, 1:00 P.M.‹7:00 P.M., and until 5:00 P.M. on performance
nights), or Theatermania, 866.811.4111 (Monday‹Friday, 9:00 A.M.‹9:00 P.M.;
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 A.M.‹6:00 P.M.)
Buy Tickets in Person: St. Ann¹s Warehouse, 38 Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
(Tuesday‹Saturday, 1:00 P.M.‹7:00 P.M., and until 5:00 P.M. on performance
nights), or Virgin Megastore Theatermania Box Office‹Times Square, 1540
Broadway, New York, NY (Tuesday‹Saturday, 12:00 P.M.‹7:00 P.M., and Sunday,
12:00 P.M.‹5:00 P.M.
High-Res Photos/Press Contact:, 718.643.9052

The Tiger Lillies are nothing short of an international cult phenomenon,
with a decade-long career throughout which they have fused the spirit of
punk with the passion of Left Bank Paris and the savagery of Dickensian
underculture. The UK¹s Evening Standard recently described their music as ³a
journey into wild emotion that passes right through melodrama and out the
other side into bizarre beauty.² Following sold-out annual Halloween shows
over the last few years at St. Ann¹s Warehouse, the group returns for three
performances, due to popular demand, this time premiering a
characteristically depraved set of holiday songs, Suicide for Christmas. The
shows will take place nightly, Thursday, December 13‹Saturday, December 15
at 8:00 P.M.

The Tiger Lillies play a twisted blend of pre-war Berlin cabaret and
avant-garde music hall, in deranged anarchic gypsy style. Audiences are both
delighted and shocked by their darkly comedic songs covering controversial
subjects‹blasphemy and bestiality, rape, murder, lowlifes and whores‹with
unashamed theatrics and wit.

The trio is fronted by singer Martyn Jacques who trained himself as an opera
singer with a castrati style voice of heartbreaking beauty while living
above a strip joint in London¹s Soho for seven years. He is accompanied by
drummer Adrian Huge, whose appearance was described by David Byrne as ³James
Joyce on drums,² and who frequently exchanges his drumsticks in favor of
rubber chickens and toy babies; as well as by double bass/musical saw player
Adrian Stout. Jacques plays accordion as he sings savage and passionate
songs about the darkest side of human nature, his voice alternately soaring
and growling.

What unifies The Tiger Lillies¹ music‹a mixture of opera, gypsy song, scum
bucket jazz and Victorian music hall‹is raw emotional energy. Aside from
their famed live shows, the Lillies are prolific recording artists. Their
2007 releases include Love and War, which is inspired by Monteverdi¹s
Madrigals of Love and War and combines The Tiger Lillies¹ squeeze-box stomp
with the baroque harpsichord flourishes of McGuinness; and Urine Palace, on
which the group is joined by Sweden¹s 30-piece Symphony Orchestra of
Norrlandsoperan for songs called ³Manure,² ³Cancer,² ³Masturbating Jimmy,²
³Gonorrhea² and the like.

The Tiger Lillies are perhaps best known for their New York debut in the
stage production, Shockheaded Peter, which ran to rave reviews and sold-out
crowds in an Off-Broadway revival. The New York Times called the performance
³a gorgeous Œnasty picture book¹ of a musicalŠboth the silliest and most
sinister show in town.² The Tiger Lillies composed and performed all of the
show¹s music. Prior to its New York run, Shockheaded Peter was a runaway
success in London¹s West End where frontman Martyn Jacques received an
Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical.

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