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Billy Bragg Announces “One Step Forwards, Two Steps Back” U.S. Tour

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Billy Bragg has announced a very unique U.S. tour.

Dubbed “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back,” the tour will find Bragg playing seven U.S. cities, performing three nights in each city.

The first night Bragg will be playing a set of new material, and the next two nights will be specifically focused on his back catalogue. Night #2 will be devoted to Bragg’s first three albums–Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy (1983), Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and 1986’s Talking with the Taxman about Poetry.  Meanwhile, Night #3 will cover the next three albums in Bragg’s career–1988’s Workers Playtime, 1991’s Don’t Try This at Home and 1996’s William Bloke.

Bragg’s tour will begin in February in Los Angeles and it runs through October, ending at the The Sinclair in Boston.

The Essex-born Bragg’s last album was 2013’s Tooth and Nail.

Billy Bragg “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back” tour dates:

Feb. 22: The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 23: The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 24: The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 28: Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
March 1: Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
March 2: Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
April 18: Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
April 19: Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
April 20: Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
April 25: Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
April 26: Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
April 27: Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
Sept. 19: The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Sept. 20: The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Sept. 21: The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Sept. 26: The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Sept. 27: The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Sept. 28: The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Oct. 3: The Sinclair, Boston, MA
Oct. 4: The Sinclair, Boston, MA
Oct. 5: The Sinclair, Boston, MA