In a very literal sense it is the end of an era – Gretchen Peters will be touring the UK for the last time in May, bringing to a close more than 25 years of playing on these shores. Emotional times can be expected. Gretchen Peters is certainly aware of that when she speaks of what the UK has meant for her musical career: “It’s important to me to have the opportunity to let UK fans know just how much their support has meant to me. I literally don’t think I’d have a touring career without them. They were always there for me, steadily growing in numbers year by year, even when I wasn’t touring or doing much in the US. And around the time ‘Hello Cruel World’ and ‘Blackbirds’ came out, things really amped up and our UK audience seemed to grow by leaps and bounds. I’m grateful for the chance to express my gratitude to them directly; to say thank you for decades of support and love. I expect it to be emotional, to say the least.”
It’s a tour that’s been hotly anticipated – with some dates already sold out – so here’s where you need to be and here’s also the ones for which you’ll need to visit your friendly local tout.
03-May-23 – BELFAST – THE MAC – SOLD OUT
04-May-23 – LYTHAM ST ANNES – LOWTHER PAVILION
05-May-23 – GATESHEAD – THE SAGE 2
06-May-23 – LIVERPOOL – THE PHILHARMONIC
16-May-23 – MILTON KEYNES – THE STABLES
17-May-23 – BURY ST EDMUNDS – THE APEX
19-May-23 – BUXTON – OPERA HOUSE
20-May-23 – BIRMINGHAM – TOWN HALL
21-May-23 – BEXHILL-ON-SEA – DE LA WARR PAVILION
23-May-23 – CARDIFF – LEVEL 3 / ST DAVIDS HALL
24-May-23 – SWINDON – WYVERN THEATRE
25-May-23 – EXETER – CORN EXCHANGE
26-May-23 – LONDON – CADOGAN HALL
And while you ponder where and when you’ll be heading out here’s a song from the 10/10 live album ‘The Show Live from the UK‘.