From €29

De Doelen Rotterdam

Main hall, seated

Doors open: 19:15
Showtime: 20:30


Following in the footsteps of Leonard Cohen or Nick Cave, Tindersticks has been making music since their debut in 1993 that is reminiscent of both indie rock and feverish soul noir. Always richly arranged with strings and other classical instruments and poetic texts that are colored by the warm, melancholic voice of Stuart A. Staples.

The band often collaborates with orchestras and their music is used in art and theater projects, such as for the Ypres In Flanders Fields Museum and for the films of Claire Denis. In 2017, Staples directed his first film, “Minute Bodies: The Intimate World Of F. Percy Smith.” This film was shown that year during the Motel Mozaique Festival, with Tindersticks providing the live soundtrack.

Tindersticks has been around for more than 30 years and has built up a rock-solid reputation, both live and on their albums that are always enthusiastically received by music lovers and critics alike. To celebrate the British band’s thirtieth anniversary, the compilation Past Imperfect; The Best of Tindersticks ’92 – ’21 was released.

‘Tindersticks have never released a bad album, never made an opportunistic, trend-driven shift, and have never done anything that might date their music to its moment of origin. They’re the rare group that can lay claim to a signature sound, yet tweak the formula from album to album so that each of their 10 records possesses its own distinct character.’ – Pitchfork

This concert is presented by Rotown, Motel Mozaique Concerts and de Doelen and is a seated show.

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