Described in the press release as the “Godmother of Americana”, the sometimes excellent Michelle Shocked returns to our shores next month, hopefully in a less biblical mood than 2013, for a series of dates. The tour promises “small, intimate venues and combining tracks from her sizeable back catalogue with stories from the road, and a few surprises thrown in.” According to Shocked: “From a Texas campfire to London cabaret… I daresay that’s not as daring a leap as moving my mooring from Tottenham to Kingston on Thames when I lived on a narrowboat in the late 80’s. I’ve followed my muse to memorable places; Queen Elizabeth Hall was my first pro gig in London and my glass slipper still fits. Zedel’s is a world-class performance destination and the perfect base to launch my UK tour. It’s a place for grown ups, and I am definitely a grown-ass woman. And, let’s be honest, American cabaret can’t handle me.”
Michelle Shocked 2018 Dates
21 February – Zedel, London – Playing Short, Sharp, Shocked
23 February – Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton – Playing Short, Sharp, Shocked
26 February – Zedel, London – Playing Captain Swing (7.15pm), Playing Short, Sharp, Shocked (9pm)
1 March – Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton – Playing Arkansas Traveler
4 March – Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax – Playing Short, Sharp, Shocked
5 March – The Boards, Edinburgh
6 March – The Boards, Edinburgh
8 March – The Boards, Edinburgh
12 March – Belfast Festival of Politics and Ideas
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