After a very hectic 2017, things are looking equally busy in 2018 for Richard Thompson. The multi award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist has announced an extensive UK tour for late 2018 dubbed the '13 Rivers Tour' which could well be a nod to his new album set for release later this year via the Proper Records label, or possibly he's going to be crossing 13 rivers in the UK on the tour (I'll leave that particular conundrum to those better versed in geography than I to ponder). Tickets for the tour are on sale from 10 am on Friday 18th May. A link to ticket sales, a full list of dates and a little more about Richard Thompson follows:
Thu 11 Liverpool Philharmonic
Sat 13 Perth Concert Hall
Mon 15 Canterbury Marlowe
Tue 16 London Barbican
Wed 17 Bath Forum
Thu 18 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sat 20 Stoke on Trent Victoria Hall
Sun 21 Manchester Opera House
Mon 22 York Grand Opera House
Tue 23 Hull City Hall
Wed 24 Gateshead Sage
Fri 26 Birmingham Town Hall
Sat 27 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sun 28 Oxford New Theatre
Tue 30 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wed 31 Salisbury City Hall
Thu 1 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 2 High Wycombe Swan
Sat 3 Woking The New Victoria
Support on the shows will be Joan Shelley.
Booking link for all dates: www.serious.org.uk/Thompson. On sale 10 am Friday, May 18
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 songwriting. 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.