Show will go on for Reed

Guitarist extraordinaire Preston Reed’s performance in Derby has been rescheduled.

It will now take place on September 13 at the Silk Mill Museum in the city.

It was originally due to the take place at the Assembly Rooms but the fire at the venue’s car park earlier this year has prompted a move and a new date after rescheduling by Derby LIVE.

All existing tickets for the original concert remain valid.

To watch Preston Reed perform is to witness the bending of reality.

The New York master tweaks the nose of musical convention, pokes the eye of received wisdom and burns the rulebook of the past.

Using the two-handed integrated percussive acoustic technique he pioneered in 1987, he fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion that integrate the breathtaking potential of the guitar body.

A full 27 years after his idiosyncratic style was born, Reed’s seismic global impact has created a sea of guitarists playing in his style.

He is cited as a major influence by Andy McKee and Jon Gomm to name just two.

For more on the gig and Preston Reed, see www.derbylive.co.uk or you can ring the box office for ticket availabiility on 01332 255800.