Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin brings his band to York

The Pizza Underground, with Macaulay in the centre
5 Mar 2014 @ 11.30 am
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The Pizza Underground, with Macaulay in the centre
The Pizza Underground, with Macaulay in the centre

Best known for being the child star who stormed Hollywood in the Nineties, Macaulay Culkin is now a musician – and he’s bringing his band to York.

The Pizza Underground will play The Duchess on Monday, June 2. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 7, at 9am.

“It’s part of a small tour that he’s doing,” said Dean Shakespeare, events manager at The Duchess. “He’s doing a couple of UK dates.”

The band are unique, Dean said. “It’s a parody of The Velvet Underground, replacing key lyrics with stuff to do with pizzas.”

New Yorker Macaulay began acting at the age of four, with roles on the stage and TV. His first major film role was alongside John Candy in the 1989 movie Uncle Buck.

But it was Christmas comedy Home Alone in 1990 that made him a household name. He starred as eight year old Kevin McCallister who must fend off burglars single handed when his family forget to take him on holiday with them.

Does Dean like the movie? “I am a massive fan. I can’t think of many people who aren’t.”

The Pizza Underground, which began as a joke among a group of friends, features Macaulay on vocals, kazoo and percussion.

After recording a live demo at Macaulay’s house in November 2013, a video of him eating a pizza went viral the following month – a parody of Andy Warhol eating a burger in the documentary 66 Scenes From Armerica.

The band’s tracks include All Pizza Parties (a take on the Velvet Underground’s All Tomorrow’s Parties) and Take A Bite Of The Wild Slice (as opposed to Lou Reed’s Walk On The Wild Side).

Tickets cost £8 and go on sale at 9am on Friday (March 7) from seetickets.com.

The news comes a day after it was announced the Beach Boys are to play the York Races music showcase this summer.