Richard Thompson Announces ’13 Rivers’ UK Tour For Autumn 2018

With a new album in the wings, the world-renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter hits the road for a 19-date trek with support from Joan Shelley.

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Richard Thompson Irish Tour 2018
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World renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter Richard Thompson has announced an extensive UK tour, the 13 Rivers Tour, for October and November 2018. Tickets for all the shows go on sale at 10am on Friday, 18 May and support at all gigs come from Joan Shelley.

During a busy 2017, Thompson released two volumes of acoustic recordings:  Acoustic Classics Vol. II featuring acoustic renderings of classic songs from the Richard Thompson catalogue and Acoustic Rarities featuring new recordings of some of the more obscure songs in his repertoire. He also celebrated the 50th anniversary of Fairport Convention, the ground-breaking band he co-founded as a teenager in the ‘60s, with a performance at its annual Cropredy Festival last August.

Named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received multiple awards, including Lifetime Achievement Awards at the BBC Folk Awards and the US and UK Americana Music Association Awards, as well as Mojo’s Les Paul Award and an Ivor Novello Award for song writing. Thompson was appointed OBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List. Robert Plant, R.E.M., Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded his songs. Thompson is also due to release a new studio album later this year on Proper Records.

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Richard Thompson plays the following dates on The 13 Rivers Tour:


Thu 11: Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Sat 13: Perth Concert Hall
Mon 15: Canterbury, Marlowe
Tue 16: London, Barbican
Wed 17: Bath, Forum
Thu 18: Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 20: Stoke on Trent, Victoria Hall
Sun 21: Manchester, Opera House
Mon 22: York, Grand Opera House
Tue 23: Hull, City Hall
Wed 24: Gateshead, Sage
Fri 26: Birmingham, Town Hall
Sat 27: Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Sun 28: Oxford, New Theatre
Tue 30: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Wed 31: Salisbury City Hall.


Thu 1: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 2: High Wycombe Swan
Sat 3: Woking, The New Victoria.

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