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Alabaster DePlume

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The Manchester-born, London-based songwriter, saxophonist, poet and orator has announced new tour dates to accompany a new album release.

  • When: Thursday 9 November 2023, 7 pm
  • Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
  • Cost: £16.50 + booking fee
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 9 November 2023, 7.00 pm
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Event details

Manchester-born, London-based songwriter, saxophonist, poet and orator Alabaster DePlume has announced a new album – ‘Come With Fierce Grace‘ – as well as the album’s lead single ‘Did You Know‘, which features the hauntingly beautiful vocals of Momoko Gill (aka MettaShiba). Following a run of European shows opening for Bon Iver, Alabaster’s tour dates continue to expand, including a show at Metronome.

‘Come With Fierce Grace’ is a collection of tracks drawn from the same sessions as Alabaster’s much-lauded double LP GOLD (which was a Pitchfork ‘Best New Music’ in April of 2022, and included in ‘Best Albums of 2022’ lists by NPR Music, Pitchfork, The Guardian and MOJO). Rather than a collection of B-sides, it’s a continuation of the organic collaborative and improvisational process that he established… almost as if GOLD has grown a new limb or aged into a new phase.

On the album’s lead single ‘Did You Know’, singer and drummer Momoko Gill takes the key poem from GOLD and translates it into her own lyrics. Gill had already delivered the message of the poem and sang it across tons of shows with Alabaster – but with her performance on ‘Did You Know’ she lays out her own meaning for the words. In the background of ‘Did You Know’, you hear Alabaster playing the key melody that accompanied the original poem on GOLD; but here the feeling is re-established by the improvisers who were recreating the arrangement in the moment, purely for the sake of enjoying each other at the time.

This event is 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Location details


Huntingdon Street


The nearest car park is just behind Metronome, on Brook Street. The sat nav postcode is: NG1 1EA (view on Google maps here), you’re looking out for the Nottingham Arena (Brook St) car park, open 24/7.

Travel Info:

The nearest tram stop is at the Lace Market, a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue. Nottingham has Park & Ride car parks situated just outside the city, with a regular tram service running throughout the week. Go to to plan your journey.

For buses take your pick! Visit the Nottingham City Transport website to plan your route. Numerous services stop just outside the venue.

Nottingham Station is the nearest train station and a short taxi ride, or 20 – 25 minute walk, from Metronome. You’ll find plenty of taxis outside the station, or use your Uber app.

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