Suzanne Vega announces 2023 UK tour

Suzanne Vega
Photograph by Ehud Lazin

Renowned for her erudite and entertaining shows, ahead of her early 2023 tour Suzanne Vega will be headlining at Glastonbury (Acoustic Stage), Cambridge Folk Festival and Underneath The Stars Festival this summer.

Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has written and recorded numerous songs that have become part of the contemporary music vernacular, including ‘Luka’, ‘Marlene on the Wall and ‘Tom’s Diner’, an a cappella piece that was remixed by U.K. electronic dance duo DNA and became a major club hit. Her albums, including her self-titled debut, the follow up, Solitude Standing and 99.9F have sold millions of copies worldwide. Vega starred in the Off-Broadway production Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, where her performance earned praise from The New York Times as “brandy-voiced…a delightful, smoothly sardonic presence.”

Her most recent album An Evening of New York Songs and Stories (Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl) was released in 2020 to widespread acclaim. Recorded live at the Café Carlyle in New York City, the collection features Vega’s most New York-centric repertoire in a celebration of her long personal and musical relationship with the city.

Coming off the back of four sold-out UK shows in February this year, including London’s Barbican, Grammy and Peabody Award-winning singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega announces an extensive UK tour for February and March 2023.

Artist’s website:

‘We Of Me’ – official video:

Tour Dates

February 2023

Saturday 11                  Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Sunday 12                 Basingstoke Anvil
Tuesday 14                 Ipswich Corn Exchange
Wednesday 15               Northampton Royal & Derngate
Thursday 16                 Buxton Opera House
Saturday 18                  Gateshead Sage
Sunday 19                 Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
Monday 20               Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wednesday 22               York Barbican
Thursday 23                 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 25                  Bath Forum
Sunday 26                 Cardiff St David’s Hall
Tuesday 28                 Leicester De Montfort Hall

March 2023

Thursday 2                   London Royal Festival Hall’s very own Paul Johnson, and the team look forward to covering the New Forest Folk Festival again this year with bigger and better coverage.

Paul will be at The New Forest Folk Festival bringing coverage and as many of his audio interviews with the performers as he can grab and Lewis Beech will be face-booking, insta-gramming and Tweeting from the festival all weekend. ~ find out more here ~

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