24 July 2018
For those that missed it first time round, or if you just want to hear it again, the radio series Marc Almond's Torch Song Trilogy is being repeated on 9, 16 and 23 August 2018 on BBC Radio 2.

This review is from Total TV Guide. Click pic for larger version.

12 July 2018

Have you pre-ordered yours yet?
Check out the Keychains & Snowstorms trailer which celebrates some (but by no means all) of our favourite DVD moments on the boxset, soundtracked by an all-time Soft Cell classic...
Keychains & Snowstorms is out on 7 September and is available to pre-order here: https://SoftCell.lnk.to/KeychainsAndSnowstorms

5 June 2018
Some years ago Marc lost a bag of Super 8 films. A lady called Sue got in touch to say she had found the bag and to contact her to secure its return. Unfortunately her phone number was lost so it was not possible to contact her. Obviously Marc would dearly love to get these films back so if you are Sue or know where she is, please get in touch by emailing kate@marcalmond.co.uk so that we can arrange collection. Thank you for your help.

18 April 2018
Keychains And Snowstorms - The Soft Cell Story. We are delighted to finally be able to announce that Soft Cell's much anticipated, career-spanning boxset will be entitled Keychains And Snowstorms - The Soft Cell Story and will be released on 7 September 2018. The ten-disc set is available to pre-order now from Lexer Music and uDiscover and the first 250 orders from each shop will also receive a limited-edition Soft Cell art print featuring poster artwork drawn by Dave Ball to advertise Soft Cell's debut release, 1980's Mutant Moments EP. Keychains & Snowstorms, which will contain 9 CDs and 1 DVD (and more than 50% of the music included will be previously unreleased material) packed into a 10" square box and accompanied by a comprehensive book of words and photos, is a genuine treasure trove of art-school experimentation, huge pop hits, ground-breaking remixes, reinventions and moments of piercing introspection.

Soft Cell will join Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2 this Saturday. In their first joint interview for over fifteen years Marc Almond and Dave Ball will be guests on BBC Radio 2's Graham Norton Show this Saturday (21 April). Expect the conversation to include the forthcoming Say Hello, Wave Goodbye concert at London's O2 Arena in September; the Keychains And Snowstorms boxset and will also include the exclusive first play of Dave Ball's brand new remix of Say Hello, Wave Goodbye which will be released as part of Record Store Day 2018; more about that below. The Graham Norton Show runs from 10am to 1pm (UK) and we expect Soft Cell to be on air at around midday. Further info at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tw2b9

Official Soft Cell After Show Party. If you fancy extending your evening's entertainment after the final Soft Cell show at London's O2 Arena on September 30th then why not join us for the Official Soft Cell Aftershow Party which will take place at All Bar One at the O2 from 10pm-2am after the concert ends. Jon Pleased Wimmin and Hifi Sean, both of whom have worked with Dave Ball, as well as remixed Soft Cell, will be behind the decks so expect a veritable feast of electronic music as well as lots of surprises, visuals and neons, and a selection of special Say Hello, Wave Goodbye cocktails. Tickets are £25 (plus booking fee) and ticket holders will also receive a special limited-edition Soft Cell souvenir on the night. Tickets available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

This coming Saturday (21 April) is Record Store Day and as part of the celebrations Soft Cell will be releasing a special limited-edition 12" single featuring new extended versions of Say Hello Wave Goodbye and Youth. These versions were crafted from the original studio parts by Dave Ball himself to create the kind of extended and reimagined versions of the tracks that he and Marc would have wanted to release back in 1982. Further information available at: https://recordstoreday.co.uk

6 April 2018
Marc Almond - Songs Of Jacques Brel And Mother Fist And Her Five Daughters. Recorded live at The Playhouse Theatre, London in October 2016 the concert featured songs from Jacques Brel and the entire Mother Fist And Her Five Daughters album. The trailer gives an example but the concert can be watched in its entirety at https://vimeo.com/189148589

22 March 2018
Due to unforeseen circumstances Marc Almond will not be performing in Berlin on 30th March at Admiralspalast.

Marc Almond says "It is with deep regret that the management had to make the decision to cancel due to personal problems. Berlin has always been one of my favourite cities and the fans incredibly loyal."

Marc's management said "Sadly these things occasionally happen. Marc is a professional and this was not a decision anyone reached lightly. Once again we would like to apologies to all the fans who bought tickets."

Refunds can be obtained in full from all ticket agents and the venues box office.

Presently there are no plans to reschedule at this point.

7 March 2018
We're pleased to announce that Soft Cell's contribution to Record Store Day 2018 will be a special 12" double A side release of Say Hello, Wave Goodbye and Youth, pressed on deluxe 180g clear vinyl. Both are brand new extended mixes by Dave Ball.

Record Store Day is on 21 April and stock will only be available only by visiting participating record stores on the day (there will be some stock available in the USA as well).

2 March 2018
Earlier today Marc attended Buckingham Palace to be presented with his OBE by the Duke Of Cambridge.

Marc was awarded the OBE for services to arts and culture.

Congratulations Marc!

21 February 2018
Soft Cell, Live, One Last Time, O2 Arena, 30 September 2018.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Soft Cell, Marc Almond and Dave Ball will be joining forces once again to play one final show, A Wild Celebration! The show will take place at the O2 Arena and tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday. All links will be published ahead of time on the front and Live pages so keep an eye out and join Soft Cell for One Last Time, A Wild Celebration.

17 January 2018
A live recording of marc's recent Shadows And Reflections Tour is available to watch online at Vimeo and will be available until 21 January 2018. Enjoy!

2 January 2018
Thank you so much everyone. I'm over whelmed by the kind messages you have sent congratulating me on my OBE. Too many to thank individually but all read and appreciated.

This award is for all those who have followed me through the years, coming to my shows and listening to and buying my music, through the ups and downs, highs and lows, it's for all those who have followed an individual path despite being ridiculed or marginalised, who sometimes felt they didn't quite fit in with everyone else or just felt a bit out of sync with people and things around them.

Thank you for your warm response on me receiving this honour.

Happy New Year

Marc - January 2018

24 December 2017
I'd like to thank you all for an incredible milestone year. It really has been special and you have all helped make it so. Hits And Pieces and A Kind Of Love both doing so well and getting to work with Tim Pope again on the A Kind Of Love video after so long was wonderful. Big thank you to Universal Music for getting behind the project and making it such fun.

I was honoured to be given a doctorate from Edge Hill University so I can now call myself a Doctor Of Philosophy and even put it on my bank cards!

I've performed two tours this year, a too short tour for Hits And Pieces which I think went down a storm with sell out shows and a second much longer tour to support my second album of the year, Shadows And Reflections. This tour got great reaction from yourselves and press and featured a pop orchestra and wonderful collection of singers. It was one of my favourite tours ever.

Hits And Pieces made number 7 and Shadows finally rested at 14 after being number 7 for the week. My best chart placing in years.

I signed a new two album record deal with BMG Music and a big thank you for their support with Shadows And Reflections. Thank you to the team of fantastic people I've worked with on this project.

Awards continued with Wink Magazines Music Man of the Year.

The Gallery Liverpool had a wonderful exhibition of iconic photos and Art from my career and Jamie McLeod bought out a fabulous book, I Created Me, of his photo art of me throughout the decade.

There's been so many events and exciting things I couldn't mention them all. Next year is shaping up to be just as exciting. A big thank you to both record companies and all the fantastic musicians, song writers, singers, directors, engineers and producers (thank you Mike Stevens and Chris Braide). Thanks also to Charlotte Silver, Katherine Rhodes, Michelle Rhodes and a very special thanks to Mark Langthorne.

Thank you all for your dedication and support as always, I never take it for granted.

A Very Happy Christmas and a wonderful and fulfilling New Year to you. Onward

Marc
xx

7 December 2017
Timeless have release a photographic book of many images of Marc Almond as created by Jamie McLeod over a twenty year period. Many of the images have never been released before and appear for the first time in the book, alongst new works. The book also contains some written pieces about Marc from Dave Ball, Anohni, Matt johnson, Jim Thirlwell, Linday Kemp, Othonm Anni Hogan and Val Denham to name but a few.

Available in hardback or as a Limited Special Edition version with slipcase and two art prints signed by both Marc and Jamie Mcleod, the book is not available through Amazon or other book stores. The only place it may be obtained is directly through the Timeless website at: www.timeless-shop.com