BILLY BRAGG ADDS TO MOST EXTENSIVE U.S. TOUR SCHEDULE IN OVER TWO DECADES CONFIRMING HEADLINING SHOWS AND FESTIVAL DATES THIS FALL

TOUR FOLLOWS WIDE ACCLAIM FOR NEW ALBUM TOOTH & NAIL AND INCLUDES STOPS AT THE AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NASHVILLE AND THE HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL IN SAN FRANCISCO

Adding to what has already been his longest run of U.S. tour dates in over twenty years, Billy Bragg has confirmed a string of fall shows kicking off in September at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville and wrapping up around the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco in October. In between, Bragg will headline shows in Chicago, Minneapolis and elsewhere, performing songs from his highly praised new album Tooth & Nail with his full backing band.

Bragg has seemingly been everywhere following the success of the Joe Henry produced Tooth & Nail, which snagged a top ten spot on the Americana radio charts this spring. After a barnstorming run through SXSW and sell out, headlining shows throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia, Bragg curated his own stage and performed at Glastonbury in June and was recently named the recipient of the "Outstanding Contribution to Music" Award by the UK's indie label association (AIM). See below for a full list of U.S. tour dates and what critics are saying about Tooth & Nail.

Praise for Tooth & Nail:

His best album. – MOjO

A spontaneous, airy record with the intimacy of a journal. - THE NEW YORKER

His perfectly weathered voice brings out the simple sweetness of breezy heartbreakers (A -) – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Billy Bragg U.S. Fall Tour:
9/18, 19 – Americana Music Festival and Conference – Nashville, TN
9/22 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
9/24 – Turner – Milwaukee, WI
9/26 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
9/27, 28 – The Space – Evanston, IL
9/29 – The Kent Stage – Kent, OH
10/1 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
10/2 – State Theatre – State College, PA
10/3 – Musikest Café – Bethlehem, PA
10/5 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/6 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival – San Francisco, CA

Billy Bragg online:
http://www.billybragg.co.uk
https://twitter.com/billybragg
www.facebook.com/pages/Billy-Bragg/44905697470

For more information please contact Brendan Gilmartin at Chart Room Media (347) 450-3048 (Brendan@chartroommedia.com)