Grace Petrie announces headline tour

Grace Petrie

Fresh from a successful UK arena tour supporting Frank Turner, protest singer, LGBTQ+ activist, folk singer, socialist and social commentator Grace Petrie announces her own headline tour through Spring 2019.

Smart, witty, a talented lyricist and an electrifying live performer, Grace can take the most hostile room and by the end of the night they will be singing along, “Stand up today that we might save tomorrow!

Grace has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly, racking up tour supports with Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and more, and has also made her mark in the comedy scene supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long.  She’s appeared at Glastonbury four times at the invitation of Billy Bragg, as well as an eclectic genre-crossing mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, Bliss-fields, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt and more including of course Cambridge Folk Festival.  She has collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger; quietly becoming one of the most respected songwriters working today. A frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, Grace has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts, had plays on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and has been featured in The Guardian, The Independent On Sunday’s 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures; and been nominated for Diva Magazine’s 2018 Activist Award.

In May 2018 a Kickstarter campaign for her first full studio album, after five previous available-at-gig-only albums.  She raised £10,000 in just 24 hours and went on to achieve £18.000 in the two-week campaign.  The album, Queer As Folk, was released in September 2018 and has received acclaim in the UK media, whilst also being named a top 10 Folk Album of 2018 by Mojo magazine.

Artist’s website: http://gracepetrie.com/

‘Black Tie’ – official video:

Tour Dates

Thursday 11th April – The Spirit Store, Dundalk
Friday 12th April – DC Music Club, Dublin
Saturday 13th April – Accidental Theatre, Belfast
Saturday 20th April – All Hallows Church, Leeds
Thursday 25th April – The Met, Bury, Greater Manchester
Friday 26th April – The Old Cinema Launderette, Durham
Saturday 27th April – The Ropewalk, Barton-on-Humber
Tuesday 30th April – The Junction, Cambridge
Wednesday 1st May – South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Thursday 2nd May – Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London
Friday 3rd May – Whitehouse Sessions at Ashburton Arts Centre, Devon
Saturday 4th May – Bristol Folk Festival
Sunday 5th May – May Day Festival of Solidarity, Barnsley
Tuesday 7th May – The Prince Albert, Stroud in support of Stroud Foodbank
Thursday 9th May – Black Swan Folk Club, York
Friday 10th May – Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
Saturday 11th May – Trelawnyd Memorial Hall, North Wales
Sunday 12th May – The Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic
Friday 17th May – The Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh
Saturday 18th May – Oran Mor, Glasgow