Billy Bragg has been making waves for over 35 years. Among his albums are his punk-charged debut Life’s a Riot With Spy Vs Spy, the more love-infused Workers Playtime, pop classic Don’t Try This qt Home, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee-timed treatise on national identity England, Half-English, and his stripped-down 10th, Tooth & Nail, his most successful since the early '90s.
The intervening three decades have been marked by a No.1 hit single, having a street named after him, being the subject of a South Bank show, appearing onstage at Wembley Stadium, curating Left Field at Glastonbury, sharing spotted dick with a Cabinet minister in the House of Commons cafeteria, being mentioned in Bob Dylan’s memoir and meeting the Queen.
Bragg has confirmed a 2019 UK tour entitled One Step Forward. Two Steps Back. In each town he'll perform three unique shows on consecutive nights. The first night’s performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35-year career. The second will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums (1983's Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy, 1984's Brewing Up with Billy Bragg and 1986's Talking with the Taxman about Poetry) while the third performance will see him perform songs from his second three albums (1988's Workers Playtime, 1991's Don't Try This at Home and 1996's William Bloke).
Don’t miss the orator, entertainer, rabble-rouser, negotiator, pamphleteer and the fabled "Bard of Barking" as Bragg delivers three extraordinary evenings at a town near you.
Last updated: February, 2019