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Love featuring Johnny Echols + Large Plants

July 14, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


LOVE with Johnny Echols sees Arthur Lee’s longest serving band appearing in Bedford for the very first time to perform classic songs from Love’s first three albums Love, Da Capo, Four Sail and of course the seminal Forever Changes, as well as some special deep cuts.

Following their farewell tour in 2019 the band hadn’t anticipated a return, but as founding member and guitarist Johnny Echols explains, “the unprecedented times in which we currently find ourselves has made us realise more than ever that what the world needs now is LOVE. We have missed playing for our fans in the UK whom we dearly love. How could we turn down the opportunity to come back and do it again?”

Joining Johnny Echols on stage is Baby Lemonade who from 1993 until Arthur’s death in 2006 performed as his band and became an essential part of the renaissance of LOVE’s music. This iteration of LOVE saw many sold-out tours, as well as back to back Glastonbury performances and an appearance on Later with Jools Holland.

Praise for Love’s ‘Forever Changes’ LP..

‘The Second Greatest Psychedelic Album of all Time’

‘One of the Best and Most Highly Regarded and Influential Rock Albums of All Time’

‘One of the Finest and Most Haunting Albums to come out of the Summer of Love’

‘The Best Record Ever’ – The Stone Roses.

Tickets are £22.50 in advance, available from Seetickets, Esquires Bar and Slide Record Store.


July 14, 2023
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Bedford Esquires
60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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