Billy Bragg is set for a run of shows in the UK throughout November and December, as part of his One Step Forward, Two Steps Back Tour. Bragg is due to perform three consecutive nights in five separate cities. His first night will feature his current set, spanning across a lengthy 35 year career.
The next night will have Billy performing songs from Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy, Brewing Up with Billy Bragg, and his third record, Talking with the Taxman about Poetry. The third and final night consists of music from the activist’s following albums, Workers Playtime, Don’t Try This at Home, and William Bloke. The entire list of tour dates are as scheduled below.
6/11/19 – St Luke’s, Glasgow.
7/11 – St Luke’s, Glasgow.
8/11 – St Luke’s, Glasgow.
11/11 – Academy 2, Manchester.
12/11 – Academy 2, Manchester.
13/11 – Academy 2, Manchester.
16/11 The Leadmill, Sheffield.
17/11 The Leadmill, Sheffield.
18/11 The Leadmill, Sheffield.
21/11 – Islington Assembly Hall, London.
22/11 – Islington Assembly Hall, London.
23/11 – Islington Assembly Hall, London.
26/11 – Junction, Cambridge.
27/11 – Junction, Cambridge.
28/11 – Junction, Cambridge.
1/12 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham.
2/12 - O2 Institute 2, Birmingham.
3/12 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham.
Beyond 2019, throughout April and May next year, Bragg is set for a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand beginning on April 24 in Perth and concluding on May 30 in Wellington, New Zealand. His most recent album Tooth & Nail released in 2013, received four of five stars in The Guardian. It has been described as “his classiest-sounding album to date”.
“His voice sounds better than ever, helped by a distinguished backing band that includes pedal steel exponent Greg Leisz, and the songs are mostly bleak and personal, rather than political.”
Bragg recently performed at Glastonbury 2019. In an NME review of his performance, he was awarded four of five stars. The review read, “But closing the stage tonight with a cheerfully low-tech performance – just Bragg, his guitar and occasional help from his lead guitarist – the singer-songwriter showed there’s far more to him than barking about politics.”