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Rhiannon Giddens announces autumn UK & Ireland tour

The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will kick off the tour in November.

Rhiannon Giddens
Credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones

Rhiannon Giddens is heading to the UK and Ireland in support of her second solo album Freedom Highway.

The tour will kick off on Friday 17th November 2017 at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. Rhiannon will then play dates in Bristol, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Pcklington, Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow and Gateshead.

Tickets for the date go on sale on Friday 5th May at 9am.

Freedom Highway was released in February and it includes nine original songs Rhiannon wrote or co-wrote while she and her band toured after Tomorrow Is My Turn’s 2015 release. The album also features a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, Birmingham Sunday and Staple Singers well-known Freedom Highway.

The full list of dates is:

Fri Nov 17 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Sat Nov 18 – Colston Hall, Bristol
Sun Nov 19 – Town Hall, Birmingham
Tue Nov 21 – The Stables, Milton Keynes
Wed Nov 22 – Arts Centre, Pocklington
Thu Nov 23 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sat Nov 25 – Vicar Street, Dublin
Sun Nov 26 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Tue Nov 28 – Sage, Gateshead

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