San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MONDAY'S SHOW
Due to the level of demand from both the public and media for Monday's world premiere of the Duckworth Lewis Method's second record, "Sticky Wickets", we have been compelled to make some amendments to the evening's schedule.
Please read this very carefully.
The scheduled show will still be taking place as originally planned, preceded by a live Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh Q&A, conducted by David Hepworth. However, doors for this show will now open at 8:30pm and the show will finish at 11pm.
There will now also be an earlier media showcase performance in the same venue at 7pm sharp. Doors will open at 6:15, where a complimentary glass of that most summery of drinks, Pimm's, will await you.
You are welcome to join the earlier performance instead of the later one. This really will be the world premiere and you will be joined by some of the music and cricket media's leading lights, in addition to some of the record's guest stars. This will finish at 8pm at which point the rest of the evening is your own.
Please let us know if you have already bought a ticket for this event and would prefer to attend the earlier performance by emailing us at email@example.com by 7 p.m. Sunday evening. Places are limited and this will have to be done on a first-come first-served basis.
Otherwise, the show will run as normal with a slightly later door time of 8:30. While you wait, The Lord's Tavern - which is directly below the venue - will be open to you with its array of quality drinks and seasonal, locally-sourced pub food.
Under these new arrangements those who prefer to be tucked up early can choose the first show, when the ball can be expected to bounce high on a greenish surface, while those who take a while to get padded up can select the second, by which time the wicket will probably be taking spin.
If neither of these options suit for any reason please let us know, we will refund your money, and sell the tickets to some of the many people on the waiting list.
Thanks for bearing with us. It promises to be quite a night. Please follow @WIYELondon on Twitter for further details.
Word In Your Ear
Pop music and cricket have something in common.
They are simultaneously harmless amusements and the most important things in the world.
Their affinity was first celebrated at album-length in the 2009 record The Duckworth Lewis Method, in which The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh of Pugwash sang of Empire and Twenty20, Gatting and the ball of the century and travelling to Pakistan in a VW camper van to meet Javed Miandad.
The album found acclaim all over the world, not least in the offices of The Word where is was, as they used to say, "a fixture on the turntable". As David Hepworth of the magazine put it, "cricket and melodic pop music are two of England's greatest gifts to the world - and it takes a couple of Irishmen to remind us of the fact."
Now it's 2013 and the Australians are back, as are The Duckworth Lewis Method with Sticky Wickets, another glorious long-playing celebration of the bewitching allure of the great game.
The show is organised by Word In Your Ear, performance wing of the late lamented Word Magazine, and The Cricketer, the world's foremost cricket magazine.
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Word In Your Ear
Word In Your Ear evenings are put together by Word Magazine veterans David Hepworth and Alex Gold, and seek to provide something over and above the usual night of live music in a pub.