Last year, Bill Murray revealed that he’d become a classical musician, releasing the debut album New Worlds and touring North America with his group Murray, Vogler & Friends, a collaboration with German cellist Jan Vogler. Now, Murray will bring the show to the UK with special concerts at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre and Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in June.
New Worlds mixes music and literature to explore themes of American history and identity. During the group’s performances, Murray reads passages from classic American literature and poetry while accompanied by a diverse array of instrumental pieces, with compositions from Bach to Bernstein to Van Morrison performed by a chamber trio (Vogler on cello, violinist Mira Wang, and pianist Vanessa Perez).
“I am bathing in this experience, really,” Murray says in a press release. I can’t get enough of it.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (March 29). Listen to New Worlds below.