29 November 2014, 7.30pm
Marianne Faithful is one performer who really can claim to have lived her life at maximum velocity; a living legend who has been to hell and back on a rollercoaster ride ravaged by drugs, addiction and even homelessness at one point, but who also keeps coming back with evermore surprising reinventions. It’s going to be a big year for the Paris-based, British singer/songwriter as – unbelievably – she celebrates the 50th anniversary of her first hit As Tears Go By, which was released when she was just 16 and which was co-written by Mick Jagger, who soon after, of course, became her boyfriend. Faithfull has hinted that there will be an eight track album and a book to celebrate, but already confirmed is an anniversary tour and one night in London will round off its European leg. The single performance at Royal Festival Hall is booking up fast – the singer’s last performance here as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival last summer was a sell-out success so book now.