Australian Tour January - February 2022
*RESCHEDULED JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2022*
Due to the ongoing global situation, Billy Bragg’s upcoming 2021 tour has been postponed. New dates and venues can be found below. All ticket bundles in all cities will be honoured.
Sydney patrons: this show has been upgraded to the Enmore Theatre. All previously purchased tickets have been allocated a seated ticket, either on the floor or on the upper balcony. However, if you would like to change for a General Admission standing ticket, or if you require special needs seating, please contact the Enmore Theatre at email@example.com by Monday 16 November, 9AM AEDT and they can switch it for you free of charge, until allocation is exhausted.
Dunedin Patrons: It is with disappointment that we must announce that Billy Bragg’s scheduled performance for Dunedin cannot be rescheduled and must be cancelled. Christchurch will now be Billy’s exclusive South Island performance.
If you have purchased tickets to Dunedin, you do not need to do anything. These will be refunded to the same bank account of which you made the purchase. If you had previously purchased tickets to Dunedin and would like to attend Billy Bragg’s Christchurch show instead, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an exclusive $20 discount on Christchurch tickets.
If you are unable to attend your new performance date listed below, contact your point of purchase.
Tickets purchased for Fri 24 Apr 2020 or Fri, 29 Jan 2021 are now valid for Fri, 14 Jan 2022
Tickets purchased for Sat 25 Apr or Sat, 30 Jan 2021 are now valid for Sat, 15 Jan 2022
Tickets purchased for Sun 26 Apr or Sun, 31 Jan 2021 are now valid for Sun 16 Jan 2022
Tickets purchased for Thu 30 Apr or Thu, 4 Feb 2021 are now valid for Thu 20 Jan 2022
Tickets purchased for Fri 1 May or Fri, 5 Feb 2021 are now valid for Fri 21 Jan 2022
Tickets purchased for Sat 2 May or Sat, 6 Feb 2021 are now valid for Sat 22 Jan 2022
SYDNEY (venue change, moved to The Enmore)
Tickets purchased for Tue 12 May or Wed, 17 Feb 2021 are now valid for Thu 27 Jan 2022
Tickets purchased for Wed 13 May or Thu, 18 Feb 2021 are now valid for Fri 28 Jan 2022
Tickets purchased for Thu 14 or Fri, 19 Feb 2021 are now valid for Sat 29 Jan 2022
MELBOURNE (venue change, moved to Forum)
Tickets purchased for Wed 6 May or Thu, 11 Feb 2021 are now valid for Wed 2 Feb 2022
Tickets purchased for Thu 7 May or Fri, 12 Feb 2021 are now valid for Thu 3 Feb 2022
Tickets purchased for Fri 8 May or Sat, 13 Feb 2021 are now valid for Fri 4 Feb 2022
BRISBANE (venue change, moved to The Tivoli)
Tickets purchased for Mon 18 May or Tue, 23 Feb 2021 are now valid for Tue 8 Feb 2022
Tickets purchased for Tues 19 May or Wed, 24 Feb 2021 are now valid for Wed 9 Feb 2022
Tickets purchased for Wed 20 May or Thu, 25 Feb 2021 are now valid for Thu 10 Feb 2022
WELLINGTON (venue change, moved to The Opera House)
Tickets purchased for Thu 28 May or Sun, 28 Feb 2021 are now valid for Sun 13 Feb 2022
Tickets purchased for Fri 29 May or Mon, 1 Mar 2021 are now valid for Mon 14 Feb 2022
Tickets purchased for Sat 30 May or Tue, 2 Mar 2021 are now valid for Tues 15 Feb 2022
All ticket bundles in all cities will be honoured.
Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that Billy Bragg will be returning for a very special tour entitled “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” In each city Bragg will perform three unique shows on consecutive nights.
Career Spanning Billy Bragg Set
Songs From First Three Albums
‘Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy’ (1983)
‘Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984)’
‘Talking with the Taxman about Poetry’ (1986)
Songs From Second Three Albums
‘Workers Playtime’ (1988)
‘Don’t Try This at Home’ (1991)
‘William Bloke’ (1996)
The first night’s performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career. The second will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), its similarly raw follow-up Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). The third performance will see Bragg perform songs from his second three albums: the positively jangled Workers Playtime (1988), the pop classic Don’t Try This at Home (1991) and the back-to-basics William Bloke (1996).
Says Billy: “After more than three decades of travelling around the world in a van, or spending all day flying vast distances to play a gig, I’m looking forward to having some time to explore cities that I usually only get to see between the soundcheck and the show. And this three night stand format is a way of keeping things interesting, both for me and the audience. I tried it out in Auckland recently and had a lot of fun revisiting my back pages.”
Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 35 years. Politicised by a Tory government operating without love or justice, this previously adrift young man from Barking, whose failure at national exams had reduced his career opportunities to two, eventually bought himself out of the British Army in 1981 (‘the best £175 I ever spent’), determined to make a living out of song.
Don’t miss the orator, entertainer, rabble-rouser, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled ‘Bard of Barking’, Billy Bragg, across three extraordinary evenings.
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