Published Jul 08, 2009Pump up those bike tires and sew a fresh patch on that jacket because Billy Bragg is coming back to Canada for a string of November shows.
With guitar in tow, the long-running English protest singer will play a handful of August shows in the U.S., four shows in Spain in October and then will come to the Great White North for a batch of live engagements.
The politically outspoken folk singer has been doling out socially aware and/or romantic songs for the past three decades and, as we recently reported, has been especially critical of social networking sites and the role they play in promoting bands.
Bragg's most recent album, 2008's Mr. Love and Justice, got four stars from his countrymen at Uncut, and his previous live shows have also proven inspirational, so we're guessing these upcoming gigs are going to be pretty sweet.
Here are the tour dates:
8/1 Newport, RI - Folk Festival 50
8/2 Albany, NY - Swyer Theatre 'The Egg'
8/3 Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Centre
8/29 Santa Monica, CA - Beethoven Bragg
10/3 San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
10/5 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10/14 Madrid, Spain - Galileo Galilei
10/15 Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
10/16 San Sebastian, Spain - Kursaal Sala de Camara
10/18 Bilbao, Spain - Palacio Euskalduna
11/14 St. John's, NL - Holy Heart of Mary Auditorium
11/15 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
11/17 Toronto, ON - Phoenix
11/18 Hamilton, ON - The Studio at Hamilton Place
11/19 Ottawa, ON - Bronson Centre
11/21 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
11/23 Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Performance Hall
11/24 Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre
11/25 Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Hall
11/28 Winnipeg, WB - Burton Cummings Theatre