Richard Thompson unveils new album and tour

Declared by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Guitarists Of All Time and considered one of the UK’s most outstanding songwriters, musician Richard Thompson returns with a brand new, guitar driven record titled Electric for Proper Records on Monday, February 11th. Richard’s Electric Trio will be taking to the road for a major UK tour on Wednesday February 20th and will tour the USA starting in March. Full tour details for the UK are below.

Guests on Electric include the legendary Alison Krauss who joins Thompson on “The Snow Goose”, while English singer-songwriter Siobhan Maher Kennedy (formerly with River City People and now resident in Nashville) adds vocals on several tracks as well. Fiddle great Stuart Duncan also plays on the record; one of America’s leading bluegrass musicians he played on recent albums by Robert Plant/Alison Krauss and Elvis Costello and will be familiar in the UK from BBC4’s Transatlantic Sessions.

Electric will be released as a Standard CD, Deluxe two–disc set and on 180 gram vinyl.

Richard Thompson - Good Things Happen To Bad People by Proper Music Distribution

Tour Dates

Wed 20 Feb CARDIFF St David’s Hall
Thu 21 Feb BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Fri 22 Feb BRIGHTON Dome
Sat 23 Feb BRISTOL Colston Hall
Sun 24 Feb CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Mon 25 Feb LONDON 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Thu 28 Feb EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Fri 1 Mar LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall
Sat 2 Mar SHEFFIELD City Hall
Sun 3 Mar GATESHEAD The Sage Gateshead
Wed 6 Mar NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Thu 7 Mar BEXHILL DE La Warr Pavilion
Sun 10 March SALFORD The Lowry

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