Gospel Queen Comes To London

Gospel Queen Comes To London

Mavis Staples is to play a rare UK concert at London’s new venue Indigo 2 -at the 02 Arena, in July.

The gospel legend who recently released the brand new Ry Cooder produced album "We'll Never Turn Back" will perform on July 17.

The show will see support from the award-winning gospel group The Blind Boys Of Alabama, who celebrate their 68th anniversary this year.

Staples' new album is a mixture of new, old and updated songs that provided the soundtrack to the American Civil Rights Movement in the 50s and 60s.

Staples says of the album: "I hope to get across the same feeling, the same spirit and the same message as we did then - and to hopefully continue to make positive changes. Things are better but we’re not where we need to be and we’ll never turn back.”

Tickets for the one-off show will cost £30 and £35 and are available from 0871 984 0002 and

Read John Lewis' Uncut review of We'll Never Turn back here - accomapnied by a short Q&A with the gospel queen herself


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