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BILLY BRAGG ‘ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2021

“Because of everything that is going on in the world right now, I have no choice but to postpone my April-May Tour of Australia and New Zealand.
However, thanks to some speedy work by my team over there, we’ve able to reschedule all dates for January – February 2021. Of course I’d love to see you sooner, but right now, we all need to concentrate on doing what we can to support each other through this crisis.” – Billy Bragg –



NEW DATES FOR THE BILLY BRAGG ‘ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK’ Australian Tour 2021


FREMANTLE
Tickets purchased for Fri 24 Apr 2020 are now valid for Fri, 29 Jan 2021
Tickets purchased for Sat 25 Apr are now valid for Sat, 30 Jan 2021
Tickets purchased for Sun 26 Apr are now valid for Sun, 31 Jan 2021

ADELAIDE
Tickets purchased for Thu 30 Apr are now valid for Thu, 4 Feb 2021
Tickets purchased for Fri 1 May are now valid for Fri, 5 Feb 2021
Tickets purchased for Sat 2 May are now valid for Sat, 6 Feb 2021

MELBOURNE (venue change, moved to The Forum)
Tickets purchased for Wed 6 May are now valid for Thu, 11 Feb 2021
Tickets purchased for Thu 7 May are now valid for Fri, 12 Feb 2021
Tickets purchased for Fri 8 May are now valid for Sat, 13 Feb 2021

SYDNEY
Tickets purchased for Tue 12 May are now valid for Wed, 17 Feb 2021
Tickets purchased for Wed 13 May are now valid for Thu, 18 Feb 2021
Tickets purchased for Thu 14 are now valid for Fri, 19 Feb 2021

BRISBANE
Tickets purchased for Mon 18 May are now valid for Tue, 23 Feb 2021
Tickets purchased for Tues 19 May are now valid for Wed, 24 Feb 2021
Tickets purchased for Wed 20 May are now valid for Thu, 25 Feb 2021


All ticket bundles in all cities will be honoured.




If you are unable to attend your new performance date listed above, contact your point of purchase (Oztix, Moshtix, Ticketek, Tickermaster) prior to 11.59pmon 3 April 2020 to request a refund. Any new tickets as a result of refunds or venue changes will go on sale 9am local time Friday 27th March.

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.



NIGHT 1
Career Spanning Billy Bragg Set

NIGHT 2
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)

NIGHT 3
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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