Mike Oldfield Tour Dates
1972. Somewhere in the South of England, an intense, gifted 19-year-old musical prodigy composes and performs an instrumental album that redraws the boundaries between rock, psychedelia, classical and avant-garde. Released in 1973, it is a record that will transform popular music. The name of the genius is Mike Oldfield. The record is Tubular Bells. The first release on Richard Branson's Virgin Label, Tubular Bells has become one of the landmark albums of pop music history. It spent years at the top of the charts, predated ambient, new age and techno music - and sold over 16 million copies.