Taking a page out of the brilliant Rob Reiner film, Spinal Tap, and coming on the heels of his wildly successful Learn Guitar with David Brent series on YouTube, Ricky Gervais will soon hit the road to document his upcoming Foregone Conclusion tour The former head honcho of Slough paper firm Wernham Hogg told The Sunday Times that he is embarking on a series of live gigs in May and will film it in a ‘Spinal Tap meets sad Scorsese meets Canadian heavy metal band, Anvil,‘ sort of way. Those lucky enough to get tickets will enjoy songs from Brent’s back catalog of Foregone Conclusion ‘hits’ including Free Love Freeway, Spaceman Came Down, Slough, Life on The Road and Ain’t No Trouble.
In describing the film, Gervais said: “It’s Brent who thinks he’s making a Scorsese-type thing in the tradition of the classic Jack Kerouac Beat novel, On The Road. But, in reality, it’s much sadder and more poignant. It’s more of the breakdown of this man who thought he was going to be something else.” If you haven’t seen his Learn Guitar with David Brent series on YouTube, there are 21 million people ahead of you.
Brent may take a page out of the Spinal Tap playbook, but lets hope he doesn’t take a page from the Nigel Tufnel school of guitar playing and “turn it up to 11”. After watching the video you’ll understand…