No stranger to mixing politics and performance, Billy Bragg is grabbing his guitar and heading out on tour “in one-man Clash mode” this fall, taking his Bridges Not Walls trek to the U.S., U.K. and Europe for 30 shows this October and November.
The tour finds Bragg “galvanized by ‘events,’ not least the worrying rise of popularism,” and will see the musician performing songs from across his 30-plus-year career as well as “some pertinent covers by his heroes and mentors, and some freshly minted songs about the state of the world.”
The tour hits the U.S. first, with 10 shows between Oct. 1 and 16, then hits the U.K. and Europe — namely Iceland, Belgium and Germany — for another 10 shows from Nov. 3 to 30.
See full dates below.
Billy Bragg tour dates:
Oct. 1: Nepune, Seattle, WA
Oct. 3: Aladdin, Portland, OR
Oct. 5: Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA
Oct. 8: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 10: Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 11: Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 12: Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
Oct. 14: Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA
Oct. 16: City Winery, New York City, NY (2 shows)
U.K. AND EUROPE
Nov. 3: Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavík, Iceland
Nov. 5: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, U.K.
Nov. 6: Islington Assembly Hall, London, U.K.
Nov. 7: Islington Assembly Hall, London, U.K.
Nov. 8: Junction, Cambridge, U.K.
Nov. 10: O2 Academy, Oxford, U.K.
Nov. 11: Town Hall, Birmingham, U.K.
Nov. 12: Leadmill, Sheffield, U.K.
Nov. 14: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, U.K.
Nov. 15: The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, U.K.
Nov. 16: Wylam Brewery at Palace Of Arts, Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K.
Nov. 18: Rock City, Nottingham, U.K.
Nov 19: Tramshed, Cardiff, U.K.
Nov 21: The Brook, Southampton, U.K.
Nov 22: Clapham Grand, London, U.K.
Nov 25: De Roma, Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 27: Gloria Theatre, Cologne, Germany
Nov 28: Heimathafen, Berlin, Germany
Nov 29: Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Nov 30: Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
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