Preview: Graham Nash begins UK tour dates

Credit: Hunter Zimny

Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash, Graham Nash begins his most extensive UK tour in many years this week. The tour opened in Basingstoke last night, and his Bexhill and Buxton shows have already sold out.

‘Now’, Nash’s first studio album of new material in seven years, produced by Nash and longtime touring keyboardist Todd Caldwell, was released to widespread praise earlier this year – our own review described its songwriting as “undimmed… Without being morbid it has to be considered that, given the eighty-one years old Graham Nash’s solo release history – seven years since ‘This Path Tonight‘ and that was his first solo release for fourteen years – there is a chance that this is the last such album that he’ll release.  Obviously, it’d be great if, like Crosby, he found that there was an album every year and a half still in him – or even better emulate Neil and put out an album every few months.  Perhaps the perfectionist in Nash mitigates entirely against that last hope.  If this should, though, be the last solo album of new material then it represents a high note – those who cherish ‘Songs for Beginners‘ and ‘Wild Tales‘ will find much to like on ‘Now‘, and that’s no bad thing.”

“I believe that my new album Now is the most personal one I have ever made. At this point in my life, that’s something to say,” notes Nash.

In addition to his two Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions (with Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Hollies), Nash is a two-time inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame—as a solo artist and with CSN—and a Grammy Award winner. His passionate voice has long been heard in support of peace and social and environmental justice. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he organized with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979 remain seminal benefit events.

While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also a renowned photographer and visual artist whose work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. Most recently Nash released A Life In Focus: The Photography Of Graham Nash (via Insight Editions), in which he reflects on more than fifty years of an extraordinary life in an extensive collection of personal photographs and artistic stills.

You can book now for the remaining shows which aren’t sold out via this link: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/graham-nash

Graham Nash UK Dates 2023:

Tue 29 Aug – Basingstoke Anvil – SOLD OUT
Wed 30 Aug – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion – SOLD OUT
Fri 01  Sep – Moseley Folk & Arts Festival, Birmingham
Sat 02 Sep – British Country Music Festival, Blackpool
Mon 11 Sep – London Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Tue 12 Sep – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thu 14 Sep – Gateshead Sage
Fri 15 Sep – Buxton Opera House – SOLD OUT
Sun 17 Sep – Cardiff St David’s Hall
Mon 18 Sep – Bath Forum
Wed 20 Sep – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Thu 21 Sep – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

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