Film star brings his new band Pizza Underground to the Joiners

Hollywood Home Alone star Mcaulay Culkin in Southampton: VIDEO

Hollywood Home Alone star Mcaulay Culkin in Southampton: VIDEO

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HE’S the Hollywood child star who is set to serve up a slice of rock ’n’ roll in Southampton later this year.

Macaulay Culkin, famed for his starring role in big-screen blockbuster Home Alone, will be topping the bill at The Joiners when he brings his band Pizza Underground to the famous venue in June.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, and organisers predict they will sell out fast.

 The 33-year-old actor, who also appeared in Home Alone 2 and Richie Rich, formed the group in February 2012 with musicians from New York City’s anti-folk scene.

The five-piece group pays tribute to rock band Velvet Underground by parodying their hits, with such names as Take a Bite of the Wild Slice, All the Pizza Parties and Pizza Gal.

Daily Echo:

Culkin appeared in family favourite Uncle Buck alongside the late John Candy before rising to international fame as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone in 1990.

He reprised his role in the film’s sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and his stock continued to rise with his appearances in My Girl and The Pagemaster.

He slipped out of the limelight and appeared in relatively lowgrossing films and television sitcoms after the turn of the century.

Ricky Bates, head of booking and promotion at The Joiners, revealed the news last night after keeping it under wraps for weeks.

He told the Daily Echo: “I had to doublecheck it was the real band when they agreed, which it is.

“I have had a good relat i o n s h i p with the agent looking after him, and a couple of them in the band are legit musicians themselves.

“We keep pushing further and further for everything we get – I make every single effort to get the bands we want.

“The Delays could have gone to the Brook, but they wanted to tour here.

“We have got so much strong stuff coming through – personally I keep pushing and pushing.”

Ricky said there will be a surprise in store for the Home Alone star.

“I have already planned to put thumbtacks on the stage, glue on the guitars, and paint tins hanging from the ceiling backstage,” he joked.

“This could be the most intimate chance to see a Hollywood child star in a 200- capacity venue.”

Tickets go on sale on at joinerslive.co.uk on Friday

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10:44am Thu 6 Mar 14

Brite Spark says...

"Keep the change yer filthy animal!"
"Keep the change yer filthy animal!" Brite Spark
  • Score: 19

10:55am Thu 6 Mar 14

loonaloop says...

What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.
What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him. loonaloop
  • Score: -24

11:16am Thu 6 Mar 14

elvisimo says...

loonaloop wrote:
What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.
too busy counting his millions of pounds.
[quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.[/p][/quote]too busy counting his millions of pounds. elvisimo
  • Score: -9

11:22am Thu 6 Mar 14

ToastyTea says...

loonaloop wrote:
What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.
haha brilliant, got some funny looks from colleagues when laughing at my desk then.
[quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.[/p][/quote]haha brilliant, got some funny looks from colleagues when laughing at my desk then. ToastyTea
  • Score: -9

11:27am Thu 6 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

loonaloop wrote:
What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.
Not sure it would do him any kind of good now. People would think he's a has'been child star desperate for some limelight.

His band aren't too bad, might try for tickets!
[quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.[/p][/quote]Not sure it would do him any kind of good now. People would think he's a has'been child star desperate for some limelight. His band aren't too bad, might try for tickets! camerajuan
  • Score: 9

12:47pm Thu 6 Mar 14

SteveinTotton says...

Judging by the you tube clip it sounds like a load of noise.
Judging by the you tube clip it sounds like a load of noise. SteveinTotton
  • Score: -7

12:59pm Thu 6 Mar 14

itsnotjustice says...

not really sure why this is top of the page.... hes famous for one half decent movie from nearly 25 years ago..

nowadays hes just a has been actor whos done too many drugs..

not worth getting excited about.
not really sure why this is top of the page.... hes famous for one half decent movie from nearly 25 years ago.. nowadays hes just a has been actor whos done too many drugs.. not worth getting excited about. itsnotjustice
  • Score: -1

1:29pm Thu 6 Mar 14

chimneysweep 1234 says...

Waist of editorial space in echo ..he's a waister who cares sniff snif
Waist of editorial space in echo ..he's a waister who cares sniff snif chimneysweep 1234
  • Score: -2

1:35pm Thu 6 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

itsnotjustice wrote:
not really sure why this is top of the page.... hes famous for one half decent movie from nearly 25 years ago..

nowadays hes just a has been actor whos done too many drugs..

not worth getting excited about.
Still loaded and still dated Mila Kunis for 5 years. Deserves kudos!
[quote][p][bold]itsnotjustice[/bold] wrote: not really sure why this is top of the page.... hes famous for one half decent movie from nearly 25 years ago.. nowadays hes just a has been actor whos done too many drugs.. not worth getting excited about.[/p][/quote]Still loaded and still dated Mila Kunis for 5 years. Deserves kudos! camerajuan
  • Score: 4

2:23pm Thu 6 Mar 14

southampton man 12345 says...

toooo many drugs smackrat
toooo many drugs smackrat southampton man 12345
  • Score: -1

3:06pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Sarfhampton2 says...

Its like Hollywood down St Mary's at the moment
Its like Hollywood down St Mary's at the moment Sarfhampton2
  • Score: 2

7:21pm Thu 6 Mar 14

SOULJACKER says...

Well it ain't my cup of tea, but that said it does sound a little like 'Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' sort of like an 'LA community band' good for him though......People change & he can't stay as a kid forever (that would be weird) & he shouldn't be judged on that for sure :)
Well it ain't my cup of tea, but that said it does sound a little like 'Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' sort of like an 'LA community band' good for him though......People change & he can't stay as a kid forever (that would be weird) & he shouldn't be judged on that for sure :) SOULJACKER
  • Score: 2

10:32am Fri 7 Mar 14

Rina73 says...

ToastyTea wrote:
loonaloop wrote:
What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.
haha brilliant, got some funny looks from colleagues when laughing at my desk then.
Shouldn't you be working instead of slacking??? tut tut
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.[/p][/quote]haha brilliant, got some funny looks from colleagues when laughing at my desk then.[/p][/quote]Shouldn't you be working instead of slacking??? tut tut Rina73
  • Score: -1

3:01pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Bob Barnes says...

loonaloop wrote:
What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.
what drugs do you take ?? go back & help the wife clean the house
[quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.[/p][/quote]what drugs do you take ?? go back & help the wife clean the house Bob Barnes
  • Score: -1

3:01pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Bob Barnes says...

loonaloop wrote:
What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.
what drugs do you take ?? go back & help the wife clean the house
[quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.[/p][/quote]what drugs do you take ?? go back & help the wife clean the house Bob Barnes
  • Score: -1

3:13pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Bob Barnes says...

All of the comments I see are mostly derogatory, coming from fairly illiterate & lonely people with nothing better to do than make stupid remarks that are shown on the Echo shreds, dear editor can you please only show some intelligent comments & edit out the idiots, thank you
All of the comments I see are mostly derogatory, coming from fairly illiterate & lonely people with nothing better to do than make stupid remarks that are shown on the Echo shreds, dear editor can you please only show some intelligent comments & edit out the idiots, thank you Bob Barnes
  • Score: 5

12:27am Sat 8 Mar 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

loonaloop wrote:
What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.
Blimey!!
[quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: What a Freak, It`s about time he came out and admitted what Jacko did to him.[/p][/quote]Blimey!! Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: -1

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