Billy Bragg, performer and songwriter, will start his second “Hope Not Hate” tour in December.
Following the success of Bragg’s first “Hope Not Hate” tour in April and May this year, to raise awareness of the rise of the BNP, this new tour will again be in support of five of the UK’s leading anti-Fascist organisations.
Remarkably, the tour sponsors are three major UK trade unions: Unison, the GMB and Amicus.
The December tour includes two concerts at London’s Hackney Empire, the scene of Bragg’s legendary New Year’s Eve show in 1991.
You can catch the “Hope Not Hate Tour Part II” at the following venues:
York, Opera House (December 1)
Holmfirth, Picturedome (2)
Burnley, Mechanics Arts Centre (3)
Glasgow, City Hall (4)
Perth, Concert Hall (6)
Aberdeen, Lemon Tree (7)
London, Hackney Empire (10)
Cambridge, Junction (11)
Bristol, St George’s Hall (12)
Birmingham, Carling Academy (13)
Reading, Concert Hall (14)
Brighton, Dome (16)
London, Hackney Empire (17)
The shows will include live highlights from Bragg’s just-released ‘Billy Bragg Volume 2’ box set as well as a preview of songs he is recording for his new album next year.
Billy Bragg’s first part autobiography “The Progressive Patriot: A Search For Belonging, published by Bantam Press, is also available now.