Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that Billy Bragg will be returning for a very special tour entitled One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.
In each city Bragg will 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: 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). The third performance 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).
Says Billy: “After more than three decades of travelling around the world in a van, or spending all day flying vast distances to play a gig, I’m looking forward to having some time to explore cities that I usually only get to see between the soundcheck and the show. And this three night stand format is a way of keeping things interesting, both for me and the audience. I tried it out in Auckland recently and had a lot of fun revisiting my back pages.”
BILLY BRAGG ‘ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK’ Australian Tour
Friday April24, Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26, 2020
Freo Social, Fremantle
Thursday April 30, Friday May 1, Saturday May 2, 2020
The Gov, Adelaide
Wednesday May 6, Thursday May 7, Friday May 8, 2020
Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
Tuesday May 12, Wednesday May 13, Thursday May 14, 2020
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Monday May 18, Tuesday May 19, Wednesday May 20, 2020
The Triffid, Brisbane
Pre-sale for single night and 3-night packages starts 10am Thursday 1 August. Sign up at handsometours.com to receive pre-sale access. General on-sale begins Friday 2 August at 10am.