'the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal’ – The Guardian
Punk rocker, soldier, Essex boy, folk singer, Skiffle aficionado, protest singers’ protest singer, patriot, optimist, lefty polemicist, author, soul miner, musicologist, champion of the underclasses, Cockney vocalist and all round decent bloke Billy Bragg kicks off his 2023 tour at Brighton Dome.
Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for 40 years. He has released 11 solo studio albums, written a best-selling musicology book and two books of political analysis, and worked with a wealth of celebrated musicians.
Billy is touring with his new career-spanning collection The Roaring Forty | 1983-2023, celebrating his 40 year career and remarkable musical legacy.
'Doesn’t seem like just that long ago that I was playing Thursday nights at the Tunnel in Greenwich, opening for whoever was headlining that night. I learned my chops there in late 82/early83 and I’m still putting those lessons to good use 40 years later. Hope to see some of you on the Roaring Forty tour this autumn.'