Book now for Tang Shu-wing's Titus Andronicus 2.0, Steve Gadd Band and more

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 July, 2015, 9:16pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 July, 2015, 9:32pm


Titus Andronicus 2.0: In the build-up to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death next year, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio is reviving the Bard's first tragedy. The gory tale of the vengeful Roman general, given a daring treatment by director Tang, is back by popular demand after a successful European and Asian tour. September 4, 8pm; September 5, 3pm, 8pm; September 6, 5pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$160-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325

Francesco Tristano: The 33-year-old Luxembourg-born experimental pianist and composer has built a career out of breaking boundaries. Tristano, who is signed to the Deutsche Grammophon label, has a distinctive style born of an unlikely fusion of genres that evokes both the classical arena and the clubbing scene, without belonging to either. August 30, 7.30 pm, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, HK$70-HK$100 HK Ticketing


DragonForce: With fantasy-themed lyrics and electronic flourishes, this English sextext are not your average heavy metal band. Formed in London in 1999, their self-styled "Nintendo metal" draws inspiration from retro video games and has evolved a life of its own over six studio albums. August 30, 8.30pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$480 (advance), HK$580 (door) ticketflap.com Inquiries: 9088 8950


Steve Gadd Band: Jazz fans take note: highly regarded American session and studio drummer Steve Gadd (above right) has reconvened his touring band to promote their latest album titled 70 Strong in honour of Gadd turning 70 this year. The line-up includes guitarist Mike Landau, keyboardist and pianist Larry Goldings, bassist Jimmy Johnson and trumpeter Walt Fowler. Their debut album, Gadditude, propelled the musicians out of the background and into the limelight and this is a rare opportunity to see them live. September 16, 8.15pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$380-HK$880 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9476 8655