Former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page will be touring the UK for the first time in 10 years this October / November, kicking things off in Leeds on 22nd then winding his way around the country ending up in two dates at Glasgow’s King Tuts. He’s also got a new single out Surprise, Surprise which you can see the video for below (thankfully not a cover of the Cilla Black show’s theme tune).
The new UK tour shows will see Steven return in trio form with long term musical mates Craig Northey and Kevin Fox on guitar and cello with new songs and with his trademark Canadian satire at full steam: something Page has gained an entirely new perspective on since moving to the US several years ago. “I’ve always had a problem describing myself as an artist, and it got even harder after moving to the U.S. where that word has been devalued considerably,” Page says. “There was always a sense of guilt that I didn’t have a ‘real job,’ and that got channelled into some of these new songs, almost as a reaction to the mistrust and spitefulness that pervades so much of our current discourse in North America.”
Steven Page UK tour dates 2017
SUN 22-Oct Leeds Wardrobe
MON 23-Oct Cambridge Emmanuel United Reform Church
WED 25-Oct Luton Bear Club – sold out
THU 26-Oct Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
FRI 27-Oct London Bush Hall
MON 30-Oct Birmingham Hare & Hounds
TUE 31-Oct Manchester Deaf Institute
WED 01-Nov Glasgow King Tuts – sold out
THU 02-Nov Glasgow King Tuts
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