Heavy metal Bee Gees

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Two musical forces will collide on Friday August 9 in what’s set to be one of the most fun live music shows to ever come to the UK.

The first is that of the glitter-clad Bee Gees, who – people often forget – were genuine master song writers, having crafted some of the finest pop songs in history.

Their legacy, complete with ridiculous hair, shimmering catsuits and moustache-clad disco swagger, will be combined with another art form that’s also dedicated to garish showmanship and equally questionable fashion statements – that of heavy metal.

The name of the masterminds behind heavy-metal Bee Gees tribute act is Tragedy – and the New Yorkers come to Vault on Friday August 9. Tragedy take your favourite Bee Gees, disco and soft-rock classics and reinvent them in a heavy metal fashion.

You may enter the Tragedy experience unaware of your latent appreciation for gooey soft rock or flamboyant metal, but you shall emerge with a new appreciation for both (and likely covered in glitter).

One recent review in The Sun newspaper said: “Everyone from Feist to Tom Jones has covered the disco hits of the Bee Gees, but perhaps no one does those gooey soft-rock numbers better than Tragedy... Shiny costumes, dramatic eye makeup and head banging hilarity.”

Kerrang! has said of them: “Tragedy mixes Guns ‘N’ Roses’ swagger, the Scorpions’ sense of pomp and Judas Priest-esque vocals to create a sound that is exactly like The Darkness.”

Tickets for Tragedy cost £9 online and are available from vault.ticketleap.com.

To find out more, search online for Vault’s Facebook page.