As part of his celebrations to mark 40 years in music, Billy Bragg has announced a tour of the UK and Ireland in the autumn. The full list of dates is below.
Punk rocker, soldier, Essex boy, folk singer, Skiffle aficionado, protest singers’ protest singer, patriot, optimist, lefty polemicist, author, soul miner, musicologist, champion of the underclasses, Cockney vocalist and all-round decent bloke who for bonus points manages to irk JK Rowling on a regular basis, Billy Bragg will release a career spanning 14-disc deluxe box set (3 LP and single LP versions also available) entitled The Roaring Forty | 1983-2023’ on 27th October ’23 on Cooking Vinyl.
Says Billy: “Doesn’t seem like just that long ago that I was playing Thursday nights at the Tunnel in Greenwich, opening for whoever was headlining that night. I learned my chops there in late 82/early83 and I’m still putting those lessons to good use 40 years later. Hope to see some of you on the Roaring Forty tour this autumn.”
Tickets go on general sale this Friday (31st March) at 1oam from his official website here.
Tue 14 – BRIGHTON – Dome
Wed 15 – PORTSMOUTH – Guildhall
Thu 16 – CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange
Mon 20 – CORK – Cyprus Avenue
Tue 21 – DUBLIN – The National Concert Hall
Wed 22 – BELFAST – Mandela Hall
Fri 24 – CARDIFF – Tramshed
Sat 25 – BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall
Sun 26 – LEEDS – O2 Academy
Tue 28 – EDINBURGH – Usher Hall
Thu 30 – MANCHESTER – O2 Apollo
Fri 01 – GATESHEAD – Sage
Sat 02 – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
Tue 05 – BRISTOL – Beacon
Wed 06 – LONDON – The Roundhouse