Shirley Collins announces Liverpool finale as part of UK tour

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Shirley Collins (Credit: Eva Vermandel)

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.

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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.

Tour Dates:
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

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