A new Magic Band website announces a new Magic Band tour.

The new site provides us with a suitably Magic web presence; my favourite bit being the archive of press reviews of many of the reunion shows. It’s a pleasing reminder that the reunion has been consistently booglarising us for over 10 years now, and the tone of the reviews is as equally thrilled and disbelieving in 2013 as it was in 2003. John French, Mark Boston and Denny Walley, along with their bandmates over the last decade, have achieved something truly remarkable.

So get yourself out there if you can, witness an unforgettable show, revel in the affirmation, buy a t-shirt.

The Magic Band website has full tour details including show times, venue details and links to ticket outlets.

Here in summary are the dates:

  • 22 November 2013 – Salzwedel – Club Hanseat – Germany
  • 23 November 2013 – Wredenhagen – Cafe Scheune – Germany
  • 24 November 2013 – Berlin – Kesselhaus – Germany
  • 26 November 2013 – Hanover – Blues Garage – Germany
  • 27 November 2013 – Duisburg – Grammatikoff – Germany
  • 29 November 2013 – Heerlen – Nieuwe Nor – Netherlands
  • 30 November 2013 – Vlissingen – De Piek – Netherlands
  • 01 December 2013 – Camber Sands – ATP Festival – United Kingdom
  • 04 December 2013 – Cardiff – The Globe – United Kingdom
  • 05 December 2013 – Leeds – The Leeds Irish Centre – United Kingdom
  • 06 December 2013 – Leicester – The Musician – United Kingdom
  • 07 December 2013 – Norwich – Norwich Arts Centre – United Kingdom
  • 08 December 2013 – London – The Borderline – United Kingdom


  1. Bob Logan says:

    It’s so good to be alive

  2. Matthew says:

    I’ve just bought tickets for the Magic bands’ London show.I’m looking forward to it greatly.

  3. Roger says:

    Proper Records is also releasing a live CD to co-incide with the tour dates coming up.Recorded live at Chelsea Under The Bridge on March 16, 2013, this thirteen track album features twelve original Don Van Vliet compositions and a Willie Dixon/Bo Diddley penned track, together forming a true musical testament to the legacy of the great Captain Beefheart:

  4. Vince says:

    Having seen Dweezil Zappa for the third time, recently, at the Warwick Arts Centre, I am now looking forward to seeing the Magic band at Leicester.

    OK I know Frank and Don only collaborated for a while, and fell out, but to me they embodied the same spirit in music. They explored. They invented. They shocked and surprised. They were courageous and entertaining, and they deplored the self-referential tedium that often passes for music.

  5. Stephen Robbins says:

    Sadly the Magic Band website has been hacked, it requests you to download ‘flash’ but it isn’t, it is a trojan containing a password stealer.
    So be careful.

  6. Andrew says:


  7. Matthew says:

    The last show at London’s Borderline club was an exciting experience.The whole of the band were on top form, especially John French on vocals and mouth harp. I will need to go to another of their gigs.

  8. Rupert says:

    Here they go again in 2014!
    From facebook….
    We will be touring our second home, the UK May 22, thru June 8. Still waiting for details.
    Manchester @ Band On the Wall May 29, and Garage / Islington on June 7th have announced, so tickets are on sale now! Go to our web site or Ents24 you can find out more info as it comes in.

  9. Ian says:

    I first met Don after his first 1980 concert in the UK in Cardiff we talked again the next night in Bristol and then again after the Birmingham Odeon. A week later I met the band in the pouring rain outside York University and they invited me in. Sitting with Don and the Band whilst they sound checked was great. I will be wearing my 1980 tour T shirt in May when the Band play Stockton on Tees. I wish it wasn’t seating I don’t think I will be able to sit still,

    • Mike says:

      Is that Mr. Ian ‘D’ submitting his comments? Thanks for spotting it Ian, should be a great night in Stockton. Tee shirts all round!
      If any of you havn’t bought your tickets yet get your fingers out before it’s too late.

  10. paddieu says:


    Does anyone know where comments on current shows etc can be found ?

    The old design of the radar station website made it easy to locate and scroll people’s comments each night of the Uk tour.

    But I cant seem to find that [or any other open forum) any more.

    Help !

    and thanks :-)

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