Richard Ashcroft to play Birmingham on 2019 UK tour

Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft announces a UK tour for April/May 2019, which includes dates at Birmingham’s O2 Academy and the first show at the iconic London Olympia since Primal Scream played there eight years ago.

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Following his five intimate winter dates selling out almost immediately, Richard Ashcroft has announced a full UK tour for April/May 2019.

The former Verve frontman is set to showcase his new album Natural Rebel to across the UK, on a tour which comes to Birmingham’s O2 Academy on Saturday April 27.

Photo gallery: Richard Ashcroft + Black Grape at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Ashcroft’s new album, Natural Rebel, is available to pre-order now in a number of limited edition formats, including vinyl, CD and cassette, via hmv. You can watch the video for latest single ‘Surprised by the Joy’ below.

Tickets go on sale at 9:30am on Friday 12 October. Full list of dates as follows:

April 2019

19 – Portsmouth Guildhall
20 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
22 – Newcastle 02 Academy
23 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
25 – Hull Bonus Arena
27 – Birmingham 02 Academy

May 2019

01 – Doncaster Dome
03 – Leicester De Montfort
04 – London Olympia


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