Richard Thompson tickets

Richard Thompson Tickets

Richard Thompson Corn Exchange, Ipswich

Tuesday 26th July 2022 Doors at 19:00

Richard Thompson Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Thursday 28th July 2022 Doors at 19:00

Richard Thompson Whitley Bay Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Thursday 11th August 2022 Doors at 19:00

Headlining Folk by the Oak Hatfield House, Hatfield

Sunday 17th July 2022 Gates at: 12:00
Richard Thompson Fan Reviews (13) 5.0
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"Superb Gig"
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Richard Thompson, New Victoria Theatre, Woking - 3rd November 2018

Nice venue with good sound.
Excellent musicianship from Richard & band.

Posted by Keith T on 07/11/2018

"Richard Thompson at Salibury"
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Richard Thompson, Salisbury City Hall, Salisbury - 31st October 2018

He had great rapport with the audience, sang some fantastic songs and is one of the best guitar players I,ve ever heard. Great stuff!!!

Posted anonymously on 03/11/2018

"Amazing evening"
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Richard Thompson, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham - 18th October 2018

An absolutely fabulous experience. Richard Thompson is awesome x

Posted by Richsrd on 26/10/2018

"Brilliant performance"
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Richard Thompson, Grand Opera House, York - 22nd October 2018

Whilst a fan for over 30 years I have never seen Richard Thompson, until last night. Absolutely brilliant, his guitar playing is superb and so was his performance.

Posted by Tony R on 23/10/2018

"Amazing from Richard as always"
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Richard Thompson, Grand Opera House, York - 22nd October 2018

Great performance showing off Richards talent on both acoustic and electric,wish I could play like that

Posted by john h on 23/10/2018

Legendary folk artist Richard Thompson first gained prominence as the lead guitarist and songwriter for folk rock pioneers Fairport Convention. With a career spanning decades, Thompson now counts an Ivor Novello Award, Grammy nomination and a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” amongst his many accolades. His evocative songwriting, jawdropping guitar playing, and indefinable spirit has inspired everyone from Elvis Costello to REM & David Byrne. 2021 sees the release of his new book ‘Beeswing’ and an acoustic solo tour, including a special performance at Arboretum Sunsets.

Artist Bio

Songwriter Richard Thompson has an incredibly forty years of experience under his belt and is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists - listed by Rolling Stone within the Top 20 guitar players of all times.

Thompson’s folk rock has also seen him win various Lifetime Achievement Awards for Song Writing across the globe and has taken home the prestigious Ivor Novello Award.

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Richard Thompson’s highly prolific career has seen him release a vast and superb back catalogue which started with his 1972 debut Henry The Human Fly.
His latest record is his sixteenth studio album titled Still was produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and came out in 2015 to the utter delight of the music press. It smashed into No. 10 in the UK Album charts.
A brilliant, nigh-on faultless work from an acknowledged master.” - The Independent

Thompson's new album arrives as another example of how a mature artist can continue to innovate.” - Chicago Tribune

Jeff Tweedy's minimal production lets Richard Thompson's strengths shine on the intimate, thoughtful, complex, and rewarding Still.
” - Pitchfork

Tightly wound-easy going but uptight; the work of a man still striving for a modest kind of perfection. And--not for the first time--with Still he has almost achieved it.” - Uncut

In 2017, Ivor Novello Award-winning and GRAMMY®Award-nominated legend Richard Thompson gave himself up to the music itself. Picking up a guitar, emotions echoed through his deft fleet-fingered fretwork, poetic song writing, impassioned picking. Those transmissions comprise his nineteenth solo album and return to New West Records, 13 Rivers.
“I never really think about what songs mean,” he admits. “I just write them. Some of them reflect on what happened a few months ago or even a year ago. It’s a process of surveying my life and where I was at.” In 2017, Thompson began composing ideas for what would become 13 Rivers at his California home. Off the road, he focused on writing. As a result of the defined time period, the music possessed a distinct cohesion. “I wrote the songs as a group to hang together,” he elaborates. “They belong together in some way and seem to possess a commonality since they were written in the same time and space.”

To capture this vision, he retreated to the famed Boulevard Recording Studio in Los Angeles. Known previously as “The Producers Workshop” and once owned by Liberace and his manager, the locale served as the site for seminal classics by Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Ringo Starr, and Joan Baez. It also hosted the mixing sessions for Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
Notably, this marked the first time Thompson self-produced in over a decade and he opted to track analog in just ten days. Engineered by Clay Blair (The War on Drugs), usual suspects Michael Jerome [drums, percussion], Taras Prodaniuk [bass], and Bobby Eichorn [guitar] joined him.

“It’s a funky studio that was quite popular in the sixties and seventies,” he says. “It used to be Hollywood trendy, but it fell into total disrepair. It’s still got some gaps in the walls. I like studios that are honest. It’s about the décor of the sound, and there’s a specific sound to Boulevard. Clay is a Beatles nut, so I could grab a Gretsch off the wall or dial into an amp that had this unbelievable tone reminiscent of The Beatles. They also say Liberace’s ghost still haunts the place, but I hadn’t seen him myself,” laughs Thompson.
13 Rivers commences on the tribal percussion and guitar rustle of “The Storm Won’t Come” as the artist bellows ,“I’m looking for a storm to blow through town.” The energy mounts before climaxing on a lyrical electric lead rife with airy bends and succinct shredding.

“Obviously it’s been a stressful couple of years,” he sighs. “The song references wanting to change your life - but it’s a difficult undertaking. You have to wait for it to happen naturally. You can’t force it.”
Elsewhere, “Her Love Was Meant For Me” spirals into an emotionally charged display of fret fireworks punctuated by his deep wail. “Tears” shakes and shuffles from haunting verses towards a hypnotic refrain “about a friend’s hard and interesting life.” Meanwhile, the dreamy “Shaking The Gates” unfolds like a hymnal as he croons,“I’m shaking the gates of heaven.”

“There are 13 songs on the record, and each one is like a river,” he explains. “Some flow faster than others. Some follow a slow and winding current. They all culminate on this one body of work.”

In many ways, his career has pointed towards such a statement. Powered by evocative songcraft, jaw-dropping guitar playing, and indefinable spirit, this venerable icon holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone ’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and counts a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Awards among his many accolades. 2011 saw Thompson garner an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Moreover, Time touted his anthem, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning,” on its “100 Greatest Songs Since 1923” list.

Thompson’s influence can’t be overstated. Everybody from Robert Plant, Don Henley, and Elvis Costello to REM, Sleater-Kinney and David Byrne has covered his music. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy jumped at the chance to produce 2015’s Still - which earned plaudits from Pitchfork, The Guardian, Rolling Stone , and more. Meanwhile, Werner Herzog tapped him for the soundtrack to Grizzly Man. He launched his career by co-founding trailblazing rock outfit Fairport Convention responsible for igniting a British Folk Rock movement.

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