Dean Friedman will embark on a 32-date tour of the UK and Ireland that runs from April to August 2019.
The tour begins in Belfast at the Crescent Arts Centre on 19th April and finishes at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. Friedman will also be hosting, performing and producing two SongFest events.
SongFest, which includes masterclasses in songwriting and celebrating good songs with the artists that make them, follows on from Friedman’s first successful event last year. Both SongFest events will feature, legendary singer/songwriters: Chris Difford (ex Squeeze); Richard Digance; Boothby Graffoe; Tracey Curtis; Fiona Bevan; Boo Hewerdine and Kal Lavelle.
Says Friedman, “A good song is like a combination time-machine and transporter-device; with nothing but a handful of words and melody, it creates an instant-universe capable of transporting the listener into another dimension, immersing them in a vivid, virtual world, filled with humor, beauty, pathos and joy. Every one of the incredible songwriters performing at SongFest does just that – each in their own unique and wonderful way.”
For his upcoming tour, which comes after his 40th anniversary of being in music, Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout his four decade recording career.
The full list of 2019 tour dates is:
19th – Belfast, Crescent Arts Centre
20th – Dublin, Arthur’s Pub
21st – Dublin, Arthur’s Pub – Early 4.00pm show
25th – Conwy, Theatr Colwyn
26th – Bury, The Met
27th – Birmingham, Pizza Express Live!
28th – Liverpool, Epstein Theatre
1st – Wigan, The Old Court
2nd – Doncaster, Doncaster Little Theatre
3rd – Stockton-on-Tees, Princess Alexandra Auditorium
4th – Nottingham, Poppy & Pint
5th – Grimsby, Central Hall
8th – Norwich, The Garage
11th – London, Bloomsbury Theatre
13th – Henley-on-Thames, The Crooked Billet
14th – Henley-on-Thames, The Crooked Billet
16th – Swansea, The Hyst
17th – Pentrych, Acapela Studios
19th – Leek, Leek Arts Festival /Foxlowe Arts Centre
20th – SongFest, Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham
21st – SongFest, Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham
24th – East Hagbourne, Fleur de Lys
25th – Abergavenny, The Priory
26th – Henley-in-Arden, Henley Guild Hall
27th – SongFest, Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe
28th – SongFest, Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe
31st – Otley, The Courthouse
1st – Dumfries, Theatre Royal
2nd – Livingston, Howden Park Centre
3rd – Glasgow, Oran Mor
14th – Edinburgh Fringe Festival- St Andrew’s & St George’s West (venue #111)
15th – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – St Andrew’s & St George’s West (venue #111)
16th – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – St Andrew’s & St George’s West (venue #111)
Tickets are available from www.deanfriedman.com or the venues direct.