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Billy Bragg coming to Colston Hall Bristol and Exeter University Great Hall (news)

Billy Bragg coming to Colston Hall Bristol and Exeter University Great Hall

Billy Bragg is set to visit Colston Hall Bristol and Exeter University Great Hall in 2013 as part of a huge UK tour.

Musician and political-activist Billy Bragg and his band will tour the UK in November and December, including a show at London’s Royal Festival Hall. This is in addition to the short run of June dates already announced.

Billy’s first new studio album in five years, titled Tooth & Nail, is released by Cooking Vinyl on March 18.

Drawing on personal rather than political themes, Tooth & Nail was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Henry (whose production credits include Solomon Burke, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Hugh Laurie) in his South Pasadena basement studio.

The results are, according to Billy, a return to the rootsy sound of 1998’s Mermaid Avenue sessions he recorded with Wilco – drawing on soul, country and folk music influences to explore the ups and downs of relationships that have stood the test of time.

In his own words: “In 2011, I took a long, hard look at who I am and what I do. This album is the result.”

Billy Bragg hits Colston Hall Bristol on November 20, 2013, and Exeter University Great Hall on December 5, 2013. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 22, 2013.




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