Eddi Reader announces autumn 2012 UK dates
The former Fairground Attraction singer is touring throughout October and November - tickets on sale now/Friday 16th March
Eddi Reader seems a very reasonable, generous sort but it's still likely that even she may be tiring of all introductions and profiles of the singer and songwriter being prefaced with the cautionary tale of Fairground Attraction.
After all, it was a quarter of a century ago that we first heard the Scot's crisp vocal over the strains of that band's debut single, Perfect. It was a hip-swinging toe-tapping sing-along of a hit that sailed to No 1 and picked up a BRIT for Best Single. The title of the debut album, The First of a Million Kisses, hinted at a long career of funky, folky pop from Fairground Attraction and the album won a BRIT and turned Platinum. A handful of singles later, the band broke up amid rumours of bitter arguments.
But you can't keep a talent like Reader down. Fairground Attraction may have folded, but the Glaswegian still had tales to tell. Following a period as an actress, Reader returned to music older and wiser, and a mother, with many a tale to tell. The result has been a two-decade career making folk with a strong Scottish accent, not least on her 2003 album Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (re-issued in 2009).
A frequent collaborator with songwriter Boo Hewerdine, Reader has become something of a quiet national treasure, for Scotland at least. Her thoughtful folk, delicate musicianship and exquisite voice continues to resonate and find new audiences and there will be another chance to fall under Eddi's spell with her autumn 2012 tour.
The extensive tour kicks off in mid-October, taking in Exeter, Cardiff, Salford, Hebden Bridge, London (Union Chapel on 4th November), Glasgow, Perth and many more.
We have some tickets on sale now and will have more available from 9am on Friday 16th March, all priced around £20.
- Wed 30th Jan 2019 Celtic Connections, Eddi Reader, Leeroy StaggerThe King's Theatre (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Wed 20th Feb 2019 Eddi ReaderVicar Street (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Sat 23rd Feb 2019 Eddi ReaderThe Crescent Concert Hall (County Louth)Buy Tickets
- Thu 18th Apr 2019 Eddi ReaderMotherwell Theatre (Motherwell)Buy Tickets
- Thu 18th Apr 2019 Eddi ReaderMotherwell Concert Hall (Motherwell)Buy Tickets
- Fri 19th Apr 2019 Eddi ReaderPalace Theatre (Kilmarnock)Buy Tickets
- Sat 20th Apr 2019 Eddi ReaderMusic Hall (Aberdeen)Buy Tickets
- Sun 21st Apr 2019 Eddi ReaderEden Court Theatre (Inverness)Buy Tickets
- Tue 23rd Apr 2019 Eddi ReaderGardyne Theatre (Dundee)Buy Tickets
- Wed 24th Apr 2019 Eddi ReaderAdam Smith Theatre (Kirkcaldy)Buy Tickets
- Thu 25th Apr 2019 Eddi ReaderBeacon Arts Centre - Greenock (Renfrewshire)Buy Tickets
- Fri 26th Apr 2019 Eddi ReaderFestival Theatre (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Fri 24th May 2019 Eddi ReaderBrewery Arts Centre (Kendal)Buy Tickets
- Tue 18th Jun 2019 Eddi ReaderTramshed (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Jun 2019 Eddi ReaderHarpenden Public Halls (Hertfordshire)Buy Tickets
- Sun 23rd Jun 2019 Eddi ReaderThe Cambridge Junction (Cambridge)Buy Tickets