LATEST ALBUM ‘THE MILLION THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED’ OUT NOW
A blood pressure-lowering testament to enduring love and trust. – NPR
Moving…powerful…Bragg’s voice, carrying years of hard-earned wisdom, shares a message of hope, strength and healing. – AMERICAN SONGWRITER
Among the million things that never happened were my planned US dates for the past three years, so I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with my audience and trying to make some sense of where we are after all this time. It will be great to be back out on the road playing songs in North America once again. – BILLY BRAGG
Singer and activist Billy Bragg has confirmed a long-awaited 14-date tour of the USA and Canada which will kick off in Atlanta this September and include stops in Washington D.C., New York City, Boston, Toronto, Chicago and elsewhere. Bragg will perform along with UK keyboard player Jacob Stoney. Opening the shows will be Berlin-based South African singer Alice Phoebe Lou. See below for a full list of dates.
Tickets on sale Friday April 22 at 10am ET via http://www.billybragg.co.uk
The tour marks Bragg’s first North America dates since the highly praised 2021 release of his tenth studio album ‘The Million Things That Never Happened’ on the Cooking Vinyl label. Available here
See a 2021 performance video of album track “I Will Be Your Shield” here
Billy Bragg 2022 USA & Canada Tour:
9/27 – The Buckhead – Atlanta, GA
9/28 – Carolina Theatre of Durham – Durham, NC
9/30 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington D.C.
10/1 – Keswick – Philadelphia, PA
10/2 – Town Hall – New York, NY
10/4 – Vogel – Redbank, NJ
10/5 – Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
10/7 – The United Theatre – Westerly, RI
10/8 – The Wilbur – Boston, MA
10/9 – Academy of Music – Northampton, MA
10/11 – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall – Troy, NY
10/13 – Danforth – Toronto, ON
10/14 – Royal Oak – Detroit, MI
10/16 – The Vic – Chicago, IL
About Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 30 years. He has released 9 solo studio albums: Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs Spy (1983); Brewing Up With Billy Bragg (1984); Talking With The Taxman About Poetry (1986); Workers’ Playtime (1988); Don’t Try This At Home (1991); William Bloke (1996); England, Half English (2002); Mr Love & Justice (2008); Tooth & Nail (2013); two albums with Wilco – (Grammy nominated) Mermaid Avenue (1998); Mermaid Avenue Vol II (2000); and one album with Joe Henry – Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad (2016). He released a mini album Bridges Not Walls in 2017. His most recent release was The Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC 1983-2019 (2019).
At their best, Billy’s songs present ‘the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal’ (The Guardian).
Billy Bragg added best-selling author/musicologist to his CV with the success of his acclaimed 2017 book Roots, Radicals & Rockers – How Skiffle Changed the World. His most recent book, The Three Dimensions of Freedom, an extended essay arguing that liberty must be tempered with a commitment to accountability, has been translated into German and Spanish.