Plus Special Guest Chris Wood (BBC Radio 2 Folk awards Singer of the Year 2011) & Jamie Sherman
Tue 23 Oct 2012 8pm
Butterworth Hall: £25, £27.50 (+ booking fee)
Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winning singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE, will be touring the UK during autumn 2012.
Never one to rest on her laurels, Joan remains fresh, vibrant and current; no more so than when live, on stage, where music comes to life. With every tour you are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus brand new songs to fall in love with. Joan is as happy to play Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, as the audience is to hear them. She is equally happy and proud of how her audiences embrace hearing new and exciting compositions, like Into The Blues (debuted at No. 1 in the US Blues chart 2007) and This Charming Life (debuted at No. 1 in Amazon download chart 2010).
During her long and illustrious career Joan has been successful in all musical genres, Pop, Blues, Folk, Reggae, and Jazz. Her audience, newly attracted or long term fans are as loyal to her as she is faithful to them.
The 2012 tour will see Joan performing Love and Affection amongst many other firm favourites, and also showcase songs from her brand new CD due for release in time for this mammoth tour.
Don’t miss the chance to see one of the most truly gifted performers of our time and book your seat for what will surely be a night to remember.
Joan will be supported on the night by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Chris Wood, and Coventry-based singer Jamie Sherman, who won the chance to perform onstage thanks to a local talent competition.
With a maximum capacity of 2000 standing or 1500 seated this concert hall has an outstanding natural acoustic and is the home of our International Concert Series, as well as the majority of our music gigs and big name comedians. Butterworth Hall has recently had a £6.9 million redevelopment and reopened in autumn 2009 .