Nils Lofgren has announced a fifteen date tour of the UK in May this year. Sticking firmly to his “hardest working man in rock” reputation this is an epic sized tour that will be complete in just seventeen days. Guitar master, singer-songwriter, celtic harp player, tap-dancer – these are all things that Nils Lofgren is. The flip ? No, the passing years have called time on the flip. He’s had to just grin and bear it.
Lofgren is probably best known for his association with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band (where he replaced Steve Van Zandt) but there’s a lot more to him than “just” that. Guitar and piano on After the Gold Rush, for example. His own band, Grin, and his solo career including the landmark The Loner – Nils sings Neil for further examples. He’s toured with a Beatle as part of Ringo’s All-Starr Band. In brief Nils Lofgren is one of those whose career is stitched through the history of rock – the more you go looking for him the more you find.
Tickets for the tour go on sale on the 19th of January (26th January for the London show at The Barbican).
May 14 G LIVE London Road Guildford GU1 2AA
May 15 THE ANVIL Churchill Way E Basingstoke RG21 7QR
May 16 TOWN HALL Victoria Square Birmingham B3 3DQ
May 17 PHILHARMONIC HALL Hope Street Liverpool L1 9BP
May 19 HARROGATE Ripon Road Harrogate HG1 2RD
May 20 QUEEN’S HALL 85-89 Clerk Street Edinburgh EH8 9JG
May 21 THE SAGE St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays Gateshead NE8 2JR
May 22 BRIDGEWATER HALL Lower Mosley Street Manchester M2 3WS
May 24 CORN EXCHANGE 2 Wheeler Street Cambridge CB2 3QB
May 25 ASSEMBLY HALL Crescent Road Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LU
May 26 FORUM Grange Road Malvern WR14 3HB
May 28 BARBICAN Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
May 29 THEATRE ROYAL Theatre Street Norwich NR2 1RL
May 30 ALBAN ARENA Civic Centre St Albans AL1 3LD
May 31 ST. DAVID’S HALL 9-11 The Hayes Cardiff CF10 1AH
And, while we wait, here’s a message for millions: