Pressure Drop justifies bragging rights - Barking's bard, Billy Bragg, announces December 2010 UK tour

Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg

2010 is shaping up to be one of Billy Bragg's busiest years for some time. With the election out of the way and the requisite political commentary and passion from Barking's most-famous son, Bragg is back to basics with a few festival appearances and a new UK tour announced for the winter, as well as the announcement of an imminent new EP.

The tour begins in Hatfield on 1st December and then continues to Nottingham (2nd), Preston (4th), Penrith (5th), Glasgow (6th), Norwich (8th), Leamington Spa (9th), Bexhill (10th) and Boscombe (12th). Tickets have just gone on sale for £16 plus fees.

He will also appear at several festivals over the coming weeks including a curation-role at Glastonbury's Leftfield arena in a few weeks and appearances at Tolpuddle (18th July), Ben and Jerry's Sundae (25th July), Camp Bestival (30th July), Rhythm Festival (20th Aug), Green Man (21st Aug), Ottery Beautiful Days (22nd Aug) and Shrewsbury's Folk Festival (27th Aug) before jetting off to the States for a handful of gigs.

Billy has recently been working on a socio-political drama and musical installation called "Pressure Drop" (with Mick Gordon). The play, about three white working-class families in today's culturally-mixed Britain, has ended a sell-out run and tracks from the play written by Bragg, are set to be released soon. If you want to read the script, you can buy the book "Pressure Drop" from Billy's website (www.billybragg.co.uk).

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