China Crisis

By arrangement with Selective Agency, The Old courts are delighted to welcome China Crisis.

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    06 May

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    Grand Vault

    The Old Courts
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    Doors open

A combination of truly engaging music, a good bit of Scouse humour, and the clear kinship the band have with their fans, any China Crisis show is one you leave happier for having been part of. Their live performances are truly must-see!

The early 1980’s heralded a second Liverpool-based musical renaissance responsible for producing not just new wave legends OMD, but also the diverse likes of Echo and the Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, A Flock of Seagulls and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Amongst these lauded Merseyside acts was China Crisis, emerging in 1981 from their native Kirkby as the song writing duo of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist / vocalist Eddie Lundon, who over the years have been accompanied by a gifted and creative but ever-mutable group of musicians both on stage and in their recordings.

Did you know that China Crisis classics have been sampled into modern singles by the likes of French Montana and Action Bronson? The band’s songs have also been chosen for use in contemporary cinema such as with the hit film Gone Girl and the immensely popular Sex Education on Netflix, all introducing their music to a whole new audience.

The band have just released their “40th Anniversary: Live from the Liverpool Philharmonic”, a lovingly produced live concert video from their inaugural 40th Anniversary show which features songs from every one of their albums (some never performed live), recorded in their hometown with an all-star 16-piece China Crisis band.

  • Grand Vault is accessible via 11 steps from street level.
  • This is a standing only venue. If you are unable to comfortably stand for the duration of  the show we may be able to assist with access seats, if booked in advance. We cannot guarantee that access seats in this venue will provide a clear and uncompromised view of the stage. To book, please e-mail
  • Bar area accessible for wheelchairs.
  • An accessible toilets can be found in our Bailiff Bar.
  • There is no lift in our building.
  • Blue badge holders are entitled to park on the single yellow line on Crawford Street during its times of operation for up to 3 hours without charge.
Grand Vault
  • Performance Time: 8:00pm

  • Age Suitability & Warning: Over 14 with Adult

  • Accessibility: Find out more >

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