World renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter Richard Thompson has announced an extensive UK tour for October and November 2018.
During a busy 2017, Thompson released two volumes of acoustic recordings: Acoustic Classics Vol. II featuring acoustic renderings of classic songs from the Richard Thompson catalogue and Acoustic Rarities featuring new recordings of some of the more obscure songs in his repertoire. He also celebrated the 50th anniversary of Fairport Convention, the ground-breaking band he co-founded as a teenager in the ‘60s, with a performance at its annual Cropredy Festival last August.
Named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received multiple awards, including Lifetime Achievement Awards at the BBC Folk Awards and the US and UK Americana Music Association Awards, as well as Mojo’s Les Paul Award and an Ivor Novello Award for song writing. Thompson was appointed OBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded his songs.
A brand new studio album will be released later this year on Proper Records.
Artist’s website: http://www.richardthompson-music.com/
‘I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight’ – live:
Thursday 11 Liverpool Philharmonic
Saturday 13 Perth Concert Hall
Monday 15 Canterbury Marlowe
Tuesday 16 London Barbican
Wednesday 17 Bath Forum
Thursday 18 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Saturday 20 Stoke on Trent Victoria Hall
Sunday 21 Manchester Opera House
Monday 22 York Grand Opera House
Tuesday 23 Hull City Hall
Wednesday 24 Gateshead Sage
Friday 26 Birmingham Town Hall
Saturday 27 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sunday 28 Oxford New Theatre
Tuesday 30 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wednesday 31 Salisbury City Hall
Thursday 1 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Friday 2 High Wycombe Swan
Saturday 3 Woking The New Victoria
Support on the shows will be Joan Shelley.
Tickets are available from: https://serious.org.uk/events/series/thompson