Shirley Bassey headlines Bond 60th Anniversary Concert at Royal Albert Hall

Dame Shirley Bassey will headline a charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall celebrating the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film.

The 85-year-old Welsh superstar, who has recorded themes for Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker, will top the list at The Sound Of 007 in Concert in October.

The show will be curated by five-time Bond composer David Arnold and produced by Eon Productions.

It will feature Bond soundtrack artists such as Garbage, who recorded the theme for The World Is Not Enough in 1999, and special guests including Brit award-winning Celeste.

Each repertoire will showcase their own take on classic theme songs, supported by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Nicholas Dodd.

The concert will take place on October 4 on the occasion of the world premiere of the first 007 film, Dr No, held on October 5, 1962 worldwide.

Details on the artists and charities will be announced in due course.

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “Music has always played a big part in the success of the 007 series.

“In our 60-year history, we have been endowed with the extraordinary talent of legendary composers and artists who have made the most powerful and moving musical contributions to our 25 films. I.

“The Sound Of 007 in Concert on October 4 will celebrate their great achievements.”


No Time To Die premiere at Royal Albert Hall attended by members of the royal family (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Lucy Noble, artistic director of Royal Albert Hall, said: “We couldn’t be more honored to celebrate this landmark anniversary of one of the world’s greatest franchises.

“Hall has forged an indelible bond with 007 over the years and we are delighted to help them celebrate.”

The celebrations will continue into November with a series of concert screenings of recent Bond films with the Royal Symphony Orchestra performing live tracks.

The series will have its Specter concert premiere alongside Skyfall and Casino Royale.

The Royal Albert Hall has been the site of several Bond premieres, most recently No Time To Die, attended by the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Tickets for The Sound of 007 in Concert will be available at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 1 from Shirley Bassey headlines Bond 60th Anniversary Concert at Royal Albert Hall

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