The seeds of lightning | The Lightning Seeds reunites with David Baddiel and Frank Skinner for Three Lions concert
The Lightning Seeds will reunite with David Baddiel and Frank Skinner to perform “Three Lions (It’s Coming Home)” ahead of England’s match against Italy in the Euro 2020 final tonight (07/11/21).
The Liverpool group are best known for their chart-topping football anthem, which they co-wrote with the two comedians for the 1996 UEFA European Championship, and saw a resurgence in popularity after the Cup. World Cup 2018 and this year’s Euro tournament.
And they’ll be playing it together again at London’s iconic 229 club for The National Lottery and Music Venue Trust’s popular Revive Live campaign for 200 lucky fans ahead of the big kickoff at 8pm.
Leader Ian Broudie said in a statement: âWe are delighted to support a campaign that supports so many small concert halls across the country.
It is in venues like 229 that groups perfect their art and learn to entertain an audience.
It’s great to be back in front of an audience and great to be back on stage with Frank and David on the biggest day in English football since 1966. “
Baddiel said: âAs an artist whose own stand-up tour has been on leave since March 2020, I can’t wait to get back on stage.
“And doing ‘Three Lions’ the day England make it to the final isn’t a bad way to restart.”
Skinner commented, âFootball is coming home and live music is coming back. It’s a double whammy and I guess a Three Lions live sums it all up. Good moments !
Nigel Railton, managing director of national lottery operator Camelot, added: “As things open up again it is wonderful to see people enjoying live football and live music again. , and the National Lottery is delighted to have the opportunity to host this concert for England fans in the run-up to the final, and to support a large concert hall at the same time. “
Artists like Sir Tom Jones and Rag’n’Bone Man are also expected to perform in small independent venues to help jumpstart the live music industry this year.
The hitmaker ‘Not Unusual’ Tom will perform in front of just 800 lucky spectators at Cambridge Junction, and the latter will perform in front of just 250 music lovers at the Tunbridge Wells Forum in Kent, in the south-east of England.
Artists like James Arthur, Frank Turner, Mahalia and Sam Fender will also give intimate concerts.