From: Feb 2 2022
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Handsome Tours is pleased to announce that Billy Bragg has rescheduled his tour and will be returning for a very special tour entitled “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” Bragg will perform three unique shows on consecutive nights at Forum Melbourne.
Each night will feature a unique set; details below.
NIGHT 1 – 2 Feb 2022
Career Spanning Billy Bragg Set
NIGHT 2 – 3 Feb 2022
Songs from First Three Albums
‘Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy’ (1983)
‘Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984)’
‘Talking with the Taxman about Poetry’ (1986)
NIGHT 3 – 4 Feb 2022
Songs from Second Three Albums
‘Workers Playtime’ (1988)
‘Don’t Try This at Home’ (1991)
‘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 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.
Don’t miss the orator, entertainer, rabble-rouser, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled ‘Bard of Barking’, Billy Bragg, across three extraordinary evenings.
Please note: these Billy Bragg shows were originally scheduled to take place at The Croxton, 6-8 May 2020 and were then rescheduled to Forum Melbourne, 11-13 Feb 2021 (note change of venue). These three very special nights will now take place on the 2, 3 and 4 February 2022 at Forum Melbourne. Tickets previously purchased will still be valid for the new Forum dates. All ticket holders will receive an email from Ticketmaster containing further information.