To celebrate 25 years in the music business, beloved Scottish pop-rock outfit Texas will sweep into Paris to perform a series of intimate anniversary concerts. An Evening with Texas, or rather Une Soirée avec Texas, will take place at the Folies Bergère, the iconic cabaret music hall founded in 1869, where such icons as Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra and Josephine Baker – who made history when she sashayed on stage clad in a ‘banana’ skirt – have appeared.
Tucked away in the back streets of the 9th arrondissement, the Folies Bergère is the perfect venue for an event such as this, as its layout allows ‘up close and personal’ artist-audience interaction. This pared-down show, featuring Sharleen Spiteri and co’s very finest tunes – including I Don’t Want a Lover, Say What You Want and Black Eyed Boy – will be peppered with stories from the band’s first quarter of a century together.
The concerts coincide with a new ‘greatest hits plus’ album, released this February and entitled Texas 25, which features four brand new tracks in addition to reworked versions of the group’s most famous numbers.
Folies Bergère, May 11-13, 8pm. Tickets: €44-€77. Tel: +33 8 92 68 16 50
From France Today magazine