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Richard Thompson announces October/November 2018 UK Dates

Richard Thompson by David Kaptein

Richard Thompson by David Kaptein

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: 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.