Billy Bragg - One Step Forward. Two Steps Back Tour
Don’t miss the orator, entertainer, rabble-rouser, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled ‘Bard of Barking’, Billy Bragg, across three extraordinary evenings.
Billy Bragg has confirmed a 2019 U.K and Ireland tour entitled "One Step Forward. Two Steps Back." In each town Bragg will perform three unique shows on consecutive nights.
The 29th July performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career.
His second performance on 30th July, will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), its similarly raw follow-up Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). His third performance.
31st July will see Bragg perform songs from his second three albums: the positively jangled Workers Playtime (1988), the pop classic Don't Try This at Home (1991) and the back-to-basics William Bloke (1996).
Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 35 years. Politicised by a Tory government operating without love or justice, this previously adrift young man from Barking, whose failure at national exams had reduced his career opportunities to two, eventually bought himself out of the British Army in 1981 (‘the best £175 I ever spent’), determined to make a living out of song.
“a punkish musical sensibility…an invigorating polemic…” Uncut
“Unquestionably our generation’s finest protest singer…Bragg’s needed more than ever…vital and indispensable.” Classic Pop
“Political turmoil has regalvanised Billy Bragg…” The Guardian/Observer
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