When Joan Armatrading last took to the road in 2015 it was to be her last big world tour. Tickets.

235 dates later that was it, done and dusted. No more endless long haul flights, no more torturous routing.

So this summer sees Joan embark on a much more comfortable option. She plays 33 dates across the UK from September 10th through to the end of October.

Tickets for the tour are already on sale from all venues – and selling fast. Sure to be a sell-out, they are available from all venues and from www.joanarmatrading.com

Commenting on the tour Joan says “I was never going to quit live work completely, and I’ll certainly never retire. But I won’t be doing a two year tour again!”

As before, though, this will be very much a solo venture. It will be Joan by herself (no band) talking, playing and taking her audience on a musical journey through her catalogue old and new. Her dynamic guitar work – she was the first UK female artist ever to go straight to the top of the Billboard Blues Charts – and her distinctive vocals will be very much to the fore.

All the big hits will be there including “Love And Affection”, the song that first made her famous around the world 42 years ago.

“I always play that song. Why wouldn’t I?” she says. “My fans want to hear it and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am today so, of course, it’ll always be in my set. I’m very grateful to them. But I’m on stage for a good while so I’ll be playing some of the other hits as well, along with material from the recent albums.”

Her latest album, her 21st, has just been released. Titled “Not Too Far Away” it’s out on BMG. Already a chart success, it features 10 tracks in total including the new single “Loving What You Hate”. Available in CD, vinyl and digital formats, the album’s catchy hooks, direct lyrics and inventive melodies illustrate perfectly Joan’s innate ability to take the personal and make it universal.


Monday 10th Milton Keynes Stables 01908 280800
Tuesday 11th Milton Keynes Stables 01908 280800
Wednesday 12th Westcliff On Sea Palace Theatre 01702 351135
Thursday 13th London Barbican 020 7638 8891
Friday 14th Poole Lighthouse 01202 280000
Sunday 16th Brighton Dome 01273 709709
Monday 17th Exeter Northcott Theatre 01392 726363
Tuesday 18th Exeter Northcott Theatre 01392 726363
Wednesday 19th Shrewsbury Theatre Severn 01743 281281
Thursday 20th Birmingham Town Hall 0121 780 3333
Friday 21st Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
Sunday 23rd York Opera House 0844 871 3024
Monday 24th Glasgow Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
Tuesday 25th Edinburgh Usher Hall 0131 228 1155
Wednesday 26th Gateshead Sage 0191 443 4661
Friday 28th Oxford New Theatre 0844 871 3020
Saturday 29th Stevenage Concert Hall 01438 363200
Sunday 30th Manchester Bridgewater Hall 0161 907 9000

Monday 1st Hull New Theatre 01482 300 306
Tuesday 2nd Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357 851
Thursday 4th Isle Of Wight Shanklin Theatre 01983 8688000
Friday 5th Bexhill On Sea De La Warr 01424 229111
Monday 8th Bury St Edmunds The Apex 01284 7580000
Tuesday 9th Bury St Edmunds The Apex 01284 7580000
Wednesday 10th St Albans St Albans Arena 01727 844488
Thursday 11th Buxton Opera House 01298 72190
Friday 12th Coventry Belgrade 024 7655 3055
Sunday 14th Basingstoke Anvil 01256 844 244
Monday 15th Guildford G Live 01483 369350
Tuesday 16th Canterbury Marlowe 01227 787787
Wednesday 17th Cardiff St Davids Hall 029 2087 8444
Sunday 28th Dublin Vicar Street 00353 775 5800
Monday 29th Belfast Ulster Hall 028 9033 4455

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