Billy Bragg to play three night residency at the Leadmill
Billy Bragg’s unique UK tour, ‘One Step Forward. Two Steps Back’, will be coming to the Leadmill next month.
Bragg will be performing on three consecutive nights, with a different set on each night. 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).
Billy said of the tour: “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.”
Bragg plays the Leadmill on 16, 17 and 18 November. Get your tickets here!