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Billy Bragg to play exclusive NZ shows this November

Friday 14 September 2018

Billy Bragg to play exclusive NZ shows this November

British folk-rock genius Billy Bragg returns to Kiwi centre stage, playing a trilogy of Auckland-only solo shows at the intimate Hollywood Cinema this November.

'One Step Forward, Two Steps Back' brings three unique performances in Auckland, tracing Billy's career from its humble beginnings to the present day.

The first performance will be comprised of Billy's current set, showcasing 35 years of his most beloved works. On the other hand, his second show will see him play songs from his first three albums. Featuring his punk-charged debut 'Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy' (1983), its similarly utilitarian follow-up 'Brewing Up with Billy Bragg' (1984) and "the difficult third album" 'Talking with the Taxman about Poetry' (1986). Billy's final performance will include classic tracks from his second three albums: the positively jangled 'Workers Playtime' (1988), pop classic 'Don't Try This at Home' (1991) and the back-to-basics collection 'William Bloke' (1996).

Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 35 years. The one-time Luddite and frustrated handyman has embraced New Media and engages with fans directly via social media, uploading songs when a headline strikes.

Don't miss the fabled "big-nosed bard from Barking" Billy Bragg's series of extraordinary shows this November.