As Shirley Collins returns with her album Lodestar and several live dates for 2017, Getintothis’ Jessica Borden can’t contain her excitement.
Shirley Collins has announced a UK tour including a stop at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall.
At the end of a tumultuous year and the beginning of what seems to be another, the return of Shirley Collins is a return that brings hope after a 38 year gap since her last studio album release.
The announcement of live tour dates, including a date at Safe As Milk Festival, was a moment to rejoice for. With a tour that ends in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on May 6 will also be the first time singing live in 35 years, truly rounding off a great return for Shirley Collins.
Ahead of these live shows, the announcement of several guests to accompany Collins and The Lodestar Band including Graham Coxon, Alasdair Roberts, Sam Lee and Lisa Knapp. Select shows will also include dancing by Boss Morris and Brighton Morris Men. All of the shows visuals will be done by Nick Abrahams.
February 4: Celtic Connections ,Town Hall, Glasgow
Guests: Alasdair Roberts, Sam Lee, Jayme Stone
February 11: Colston Hall, Bristol
Guests: Graham Coxon, Sam Lee, Olivia Chaney, Boss Morris
February 18: Barbican, London
Guests: Graham Coxon, Alasdair Roberts, John Kirkpatrick, Lisa Knapp, Olivia Chaney, Brighton Morris Men, Boss Morris
March 4: The Sage, Gateshead
Guests: Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman (Furrow Collective), Boss Morris
April 23: Safe As Milk Festival, Pontins Prestatyn Holiday Park, Wales
April 29: Arts Centre, Warwick
Guests: John Kirkpatrick, Lisa Knapp, Boss Morris
May 6: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Guests: Alasdair Roberts, Olivia Chaney, Boss Morris