BILLY BRAGG ANNOUNCES THE ROARING FORTY UK/IRELAND TOUR
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As part of his celebrations to mark 40 years in music, Billy Bragg has announced a tour of the UK and Ireland in the autumn. The full list of dates is below:
THE ROARING FORTY TOUR | 2023.
Tue 14 BRIGHTON Dome
Wed 15 PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Thu 16 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Mon 20 CORK Cyprus Avenue
Tue 21 DUBLIN The National Concert Hall
Wed 22 BELFAST Mandela Hall
Fri 24 CARDIFF Tramshed
Sat 25 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
Sun 26 LEEDS O2 Academy
Tue 28 EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Thu 30 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 01 GATESHEAD Sage
Sat 02 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 05 BRISTOL Beacon
Wed 06 LONDON The Roundhouse
Says Billy: Doesn’t seem like just that long ago that I was playing Thursday nights at the Tunnel in Greenwich, opening for whoever was headlining that night. I learned my chops there in late 82/early83 and I’m still putting those lessons to good use 40 years later. Hope to see some of you on the Roaring Forty tour this autumn.
Punk rocker, soldier, Essex boy, folk singer, Skiffle aficionado, protest singers’ protest singer, patriot, optimist, lefty polemicist, author, soul miner, musicologist, champion of the underclasses, Cockney vocalist and all round decent bloke Billy Bragg will release a career spanning 14-disc deluxe box set (3 LP and single LP versions also available) entitled ‘The Roaring Forty | 1983-2023’ on 27th October ’23 on Cooking Vinyl.
‘The Roaring Forty | 1983-2023’ celebrates the remarkable and enduring musical legacy of a much-loved songwriter, principled activist and alternative national treasure.
‘a musically mature, international artist who is still bursting with energy.”[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]Rolling[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]Stone[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]
‘…an elder statesman of British popular music.’[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]The Morning Star
‘Unquestionably our generation’s finest protest singer…vital and indispensable’ [INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]Classic Pop
“Everybody’s favourite troubadour.”[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]Scotland On Sunday