Billy Bragg Announces 40th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour


Billy Bragg has announced a tour of the UK and Ireland to celebrate his 40th anniversary in music – all details below.

The singer, songwriter and leftist activist is due to hit the road this fall after the release of his upcoming box set The Roaring Forty, which will be released on October 27.

Starting in Brighton on November 14, Bragg’s 2023 tour will also include concerts in Portsmouth, Cambridge, Cork, Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Edinburgh and Manchester during this month.

In December, the artist will travel to Gateshead, Nottingham and Bristol before ending his stay with a concert at The Roundhouse in Camden Town, London.

“It seems quite recently that I performed on Thursdays at Tunnel in Greenwich as an opening act for those who were headlining that night,” Bragg said in a statement. “I learned my skills there in late ’82— early ’83 and still use these lessons 40 years later.”

He added, “I hope to see some of you on the Roaring Forty tour this fall.”

Tickets for Bragg’s 2023 tour of the UK and Ireland will go on sale at 10:00 Moscow time next Friday (March 31) — you can buy your own here. In addition, you can access the pre-sale by placing a pre-order for “Roaring Magpies” here.

See the full live route below.

14 – Dome, Brighton 
15 – Guildhall, Portsmouth 
16 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
20 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
21 – The National Concert Hall, Dublin
22 – Mandela Hall, Belfast
24 – Tramshed, Cardiff
25 – Town Hall, Birmingham 
26 – O2 Academy, Leeds 
28 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh 
30 – O2 Apollo, Manchester 

1 – Sage, Gateshead
2 – Rock City, Nottingham
5 – Beacon, Bristol 
6 – The Roundhouse, London 


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