Billy Bragg


Starts 7:00 pm, 15 March 2023Ends11:45 pm, 17 March 2023


Forum Melbourne

154 Flinders St, Melbourne

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Handsome Tours is pleased to announce that Billy Bragg has rescheduled his tour and will be returning for a very special tour entitled “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” Bragg will perform three unique shows on consecutive nights at Forum Melbourne.

Each night will feature a unique set; details below.

NIGHT 1 – 15 Mar 2023

Career Spanning Billy Bragg Set

NIGHT 2 – 16 Mar 2023

Songs from First Three Albums

‘Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy’ (1983)

‘Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984)’

‘Talking with the Taxman about Poetry’ (1986)

NIGHT 3 – 17 Mar 2023

Songs from Second Three Albums

‘Workers Playtime’ (1988)

‘Don’t Try This at Home’ (1991)

‘William Bloke’ (1996)

Says Billy: “After more than three decades of travelling around the world in a van, or spending all day flying vast distances to play a gig, I’m looking forward to having some time to explore cities that I usually only get to see between the soundcheck and the show. And this three night stand format is a way of keeping things interesting, both for me and the audience. I tried it out in Auckland recently and had a lot of fun revisiting my back pages.”

Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 35 years. Politicised by a Tory government operating without love or justice, this previously adrift young man from Barking, whose failure at national exams had reduced his career opportunities to two, eventually bought himself out of the British Army in 1981 (‘the best £175 I ever spent’), determined to make a living out of song.

Don’t miss the orator, entertainer, rabble-rouser, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled ‘Bard of Barking’, Billy Bragg, across three extraordinary evenings.

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