Michelle Shocked returns to UK for dates

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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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years, although if you go to his Twitter feed it's just one long list of all the things he loves about Jeremy Corbyn, which is irritating. Also likes astronauts.

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