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1,000 Years of Popular Music
Toby Cook , October 24th, 2008 17:20

Richard Thompson announces full UK tour.

Richard Thompson

The “uncanny genius” that is Richard Thompson announced today that, this coming January and February, he will be heading out on a full UK tour of his remarkable and much acclaimed 1,000 Years of Popular Music.

Way back in 2004 Thompson sold out two nights at London’s prestigious Sadler’s Well and is now taking the project across the UK, playing 19 dates, including two nights at London’s Barbican.

As the title would suggest, Thompson’s project takes the audience on a journey through a millennium of popular music, embracing a musical history that stretches from the ballads of the early middle ages, through more modern songs by artists as diverse as Nat King Cole, Nelly Furtado, Gilbert & Sullivan and The Who, all presented with Thompson's humour and virtuoso guitar style.

Full Tour dates are as follows:

January 14th - Basingstoke Anvil
January 15th - London Barbican
January 16th - Cambridge Corn Exchange
January 18th - Salford Lowry
January 19th - High Wycombe Swan
January 21st - Glasgow Celtic Connections
January 22nd - Perth Concert Hall
January 23rd - Gateshead the Sage Gateshead
January 25th - Milton Keynes Theatre
January 26th - Cardiff St Davids Hall
January 27th - Wimbledon Theatre
January 29th - Birmingham Town Hall
January 30th - Bristol Colston Hall
January 31st - Brighton Dome
February 1st - Canterbury Marlowe
February 3rd - LONDON Barbican
February 4th - Northampton Derngate
February 5th – Salisbury City Hall
February 7th - Oxford New Theatre

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