JON BODEN announces UK spring tour dates

Tue April 17 BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog
Wed April 18 BANGOR Pontio
Thu April 19 ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre
Fri April 20 SWANSEA Taliesin Arts Centre
Sat April 21 TAUNTON Brewhosue
Sun April 22 MILTON KEYNES Stables
Mon April 23 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE New Vic Theatre
Tue April 24 GRANTHAM Guildhall Arts Centre
Wed April 25 BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex

Fri April 27 SALTAIRE Victoria Hall
Sat April 28 CHESTERFIELD Winding Wheel
Sun April 29 PETERBOROUGH Vivacity Key Theatre
Mon April 30 CHELMSFORD Civic Theatre
Tue May 01 SOUTHAMPTON Brook
Wed May 02 CHELTENHAM Town Hall
Thu May 03 TRURO Hall For Cornwall
Fri May 04 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Sat May 05 EXETER Phoenix
Sun May 06 SHREWSBURY Theare Severn


Fifty Gigs In A Day: Y&T

Honoured to have legendary hard rockers Y&T involved and they are kindly donating some signed items for an eBay auction to raise funds for the Nordoff Robbins charity.

You can find out more about Y&T here

Jan 06, 2018 Grand Theatre Center for the Arts Tracy, CA
Jan 19, 2018 Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts Fresno, CA
Jan 20, 2018 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 26, 2018 Vamp’d Las Vegas, NV
Jan 27, 2018 Club Red Mesa, AZ
Jan 28, 2018 Club XS Tucson, AZ
Feb 01, 2018 Proof Rooftop Lounge Houston, TX
Feb 02, 2018 3Ten @ ACL Live Austin, TX
Feb 03, 2018 Gas Monkey Dallas, TX
Feb 06, 2018 New Daisy Theatre Memphis, TN
Feb 07, 2018 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
Feb 11, 2018 Monsters of Rock Cruise Miami, FL
Feb 18, 2018 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
Feb 20, 2018 Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA
Feb 21, 2018 BB King Blues Club New York, NY
Feb 23, 2018 The Chance Theater Poughkeepsie, NY
Feb 24, 2018 Tupelo Music Hall Derry, NH
Feb 27, 2018 Jergel’s Rhythm Grille Warrendale, PA
Mar 01, 2018 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Mar 02, 2018 The Machine Shop Flint, MI
Mar 03, 2018 Arcada Theatre Saint Charles, IL
Mar 06, 2018 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
Mar 08, 2018 VooDoo Lounge @ Harrah’s Kansas City, MO
Mar 10, 2018 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 13, 2018 Liquid joe’s Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 16, 2018 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
Mar 17, 2018 Rogue Theatre Grants Pass, OR
Apr 13, 2018 Cargo Concert Hall Reno, NV
Apr 14, 2018 Thunder Valley Casino Resort Lincoln, CA
Apr 19, 2018 The Rose Pasadena, CA
Apr 20, 2018 The Canyon Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, CA
Apr 21, 2018 THE COACH HOUSE San Juan Capistrano, CA
Apr 22, 2018 The Canyon Agoura Hills, CA

Reef, the Wildhearts and Terrovison – Britrock Must Be Destroyed! tour

Reef, the Wildhearts and Terrovison will team up next year for the Britrock Must Be Destroyed! spring UK tour.

Fri May 04 MANCHESTER Academy
Sat May 05 BIRMINGHAM Digbeth Arena
Sun May 06 Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
Sat May 19 O2 Academy Glasgow
Sun May 20 O2 Academy Newcastle


Following triumphant performances in Oberhausen, Amsterdam and Zurich in 2016, as well as a sold out UK arena tour including London’s Wembley Stadium in June 2017, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced today that they will be returning to the UK and Europe for an extended run of shows in 2018. The newly announced shows will see the legendary band play 19 dates across the continent through September and October.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO play the following UK & EURO Arena dates in Autumn 2018:

September 2018

Wed 12 Stockholm, Ericsson Globe Arena
Fri 14 Oslo, Spektrum Arena
Sun 16 Copenhagen, Royal Arena
Tue 18 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
Wed 19 Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
Fri 21 Munich, Olympiahalle
Sun 23 Vienna, Stadhalle
Tue 25 Mannheim, SAP Arena
Thu 27 Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
Sun 30 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

October 2018

Wed 03 Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena
Fri 05 Manchester, Manchester Arena
Tue 09 Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Wed 10 Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
Mon 15 Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wed 17 London, O2 Arena
Tue 23 Liverpool, Echo Arena
Wed 25 Dublin, 3Arena
Fri 26 Belfast, The SSE Arena

Tickets go on General Sale Friday November 17 at 9:00am local time.

Looking ahead to the new shows, Jeff said; “Our audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group. We can’t wait to play for them again.”

More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK Top 40 singles, making Lynne’s sweeping productions some of the most recognisable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.

June’s stunning Wembley Stadium gig is being immortalised in the live DVD ‘Wembley Or Bust’ out November 17th. In ‘Wembley or Bust,’ we see Jeff and his remarkable musical ensemble filling Wembley Stadium with one of the greatest rock & roll spectacles of all time, complete with bells, whistles and spaceships in front of a 60,000 capacity crowd.

Fifty Gigs In A Day: DAN WALSH newsletter

A warm welcome to all new sign ups, particularly those from the US and Canada who gave me a wonderful time back in May, June and September. I’m delighted and excited to share a video of my brand new Dan Walsh Trio which will launch with a tour round the UK in May. Scroll on for more details and the video! I’m also pleased to say Urban Folk Quartet are touring through November and in the new year I’ll be returning to New Zealand for a third time as well as a first trip to Australia. So read on to find out more!

Dan Walsh Trio – Late Night Drive
So here it is folks! The brand new Dan Walsh trio featuring the mighty Ciaran Algar on fiddle and long time collaborator and mandolin maestro Nic Zuppardi. This is us playing my new tune Late Night Drive and we’ll be touring the UK throughout May. Loads of gigs in the diary and more still to be added so if you’d like to see us in your town and you have a venue idea do let me know! Hope you enjoy the video 🙂
My band had a wonderful gig at the Stables Theatre in Milton Keynes last night premiering brand new material and we’ll be touring in November and just into December so do come out and see us. We’re covering Scotland right down to Devon! Here’s the gigs:


02 TOTNES Unit 23

10 SOUTHPORT The Atkinson

15 EYEMOUTH Hippodrome

16 NEWCASTLE Cumberland Arms (scroll down and click on the gig)

18 COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre

22 LONDON Old Queens Head

23 LEEK Foxlowe Arts Centre (scroll down and click on the gig)

24 BROMSGROVE The Artrix



08 STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre

Well it’s no secret that I LOVE New Zealand and have enjoyed two successful tours there…well I’m back! February sees my return to this wonderful country and in January I’ll also be touring Australia for the first time. Tell all your friends! Here’s the gigs:

11 Jan Writers Block, Fremantle, Australia
12 Jan Wanneroo Folk Club, Perth, Australia
13 Jan Bindoon Hall, Bindoon, Australia
14 Jan Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, Australia
17 Jan Gaslight Club, Fremantle, Australia
19 Jan – 21 Jan Illawarra Folk Festival, Jamberoo, Australia
21 Jan (1pm) Humph Hall, Allambie Heights, Australia
25 Jan Smiths Alternative, Canberra, Australia
26 Jan Braidwood Folk Club, Braidwood, Australia
27 Jan Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, Australia
28 Jan Live n Lounging, Campbelltown, Australia
29 Jan Summer Supper Club, Maylands, Australia
01 Feb Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, Australia
02 Feb Hills Folk Club, Perth, Australia
04 Feb Hop House, Tauranga, New Zealand
05 Feb Nikau Cave, Nikau, New Zealand
07 Feb Sound Lounge, Te Pahu, New Zealand
08 Feb 4th Wall, New Plymouth, New Zealand
09 Feb Bowling Club, Himatangi Beach, New Zealand
10 Feb Bluegrass Society, Wellington, New Zealand
12 Feb Mussel Inn, Onekaka, New Zealand
15 Feb Le Cafe, Picton, New Zealand
16 Feb The Boathouse, Nelson, New Zealand
17 Feb Barrytown Hall, Barrytown, New Zealand
18 Feb Christchurch Folk Club, New Zealand
19 Feb Highfield Winery, Blenheim, New Zealand
20 Feb Punga Cove, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
21 Feb Captain’s Daughter, Havelock, New Zealand
23 Feb Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru, New Zealand
24 Feb New Edinburgh Folk Club, Dunedin, New Zealand
25 Feb Fork And Tap, Queenstown, New Zealand
01 Mar Little Theatre, Matamata, New Zealand
02 Mar Katikati Folk Club, Katikati, New Zealand
04 Mar Nirvara Lounge, Hamilton, New Zealand
05 Mar The Bunker, Devonport, New Zealand

Mr. BIG November UK tour dates


Mr. Big play six UK dates in November to promote their new album, ‘Defying Gravity’, which was released in July. The concluding shows of a headlining European tour on which The Answer and Faster Pussycat will also appear, they take place as follows –

16.11.17  NOTTINGHAM Rock City

17.11.17  NEWCASTLE Northumbria Institute

19.11.17  LONDON O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

21.11.17  MANCHESTER Academy

22.11.17  GLASGOW O2 ABC

23.11.17  WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall

Defying Gravity’ is out on CD, deluxe CD/DVD, LP and digital formats, with a limited deluxe Collector’s Edition box also made available by the band’s label Frontiers Music srl


Folk legends Fairport Convention are kindly lending their support to Fifty Gigs In A Day. They play the Gala Theatre, Durham on Feb 8, as part of their annual winter tour – full details below. They play my hometown the night before at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.


25 Jan 2018
The Roses Theatre
01684 295074
26 Jan 2018
The Atkinson
01704 533333
27 Jan 2018
Drill Hall
01522 873894
28 Jan 2018
Opera House
01298 72190
30 Jan 2018
0115 941 9419
31 Jan 2018
Key Theatre
01733 207239
01 Feb 2018
The Albany Theatre
02476 998964
02 Feb 2018
The Platform
01524 582803
03 Feb 2018
Victoria Hall
01729 825718
04 Feb 2018
The Lowry
0843 208 6000
06 Feb 2018
Milton Keynes
The Stables
01908 280800
07 Feb 2018
The New Vic Theatre
01782 717962
08 Feb 2018
Gala Theatre
0300 026 6600
09 Feb 2018
Pavilion Theatre
01947 458899
10 Feb 2018
City Varieties
0113 243 0808
11 Feb 2018
Trades and Labour Club
13 Feb 2018
The Gulbenkian
01227 769075
14 Feb 2018
The Gulbenkian
01227 769075
15 Feb 2018
Connaught Theatre
01903 206206
16 Feb 2018
Cheese and Grain
01373 455420
17 Feb 2018
Union Chapel
020 7734 8932
18 Feb 2018
Theatre Royal
01962 840440
20 Feb 2018
The Maltings
01252 745444
21 Feb 2018
Corn Exchange
01392 665866
22 Feb 2018
Tunbridge Wells
Assembly Hall Theatre
01892 530613
23 Feb 2018
Bury St Edmunds
The Apex
01284 758000
24 Feb 2018
St Albans
The Alban Arena
01727 844488
25 Feb 2018
The Artrix
01527 577330