It's his old band's 40th anniversary

While his old bandmate Paul Rodgers is busy with Queen, Simon Kirke is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Free in a more intimate way.

In November, Kirke heads off on an acoustic tour of some fairly unlikely venues. Not sure whether he’ll be playing any old Free songs, but we can hope. . .

Here are the dates:

Thu 6 Inn at Lathones, Fife


Fri 7 Dunelm House, Durham University


Mon 10 The Irish Centre, Leeds


Tue 11 The Stables, Milton Keynes


Thu 13 The Marine Hall, Fleetwood


Fri 14 Rudiblues, Rotherham


Sat 15 The M Club, Crewe