Folk legends Fairport Convention set to land in Liverpool for golden anniversary tour


British folk legends Fairport Convention are celebrating their golden anniversary with a highly anticipated Liverpool show.

On Sunday, January 29 the band will step onto the stage at Camp and Furnace to perform new album 50:50@50 and promise to rejuvenate some firm fan favourites.

Founding member, Simon Nicol said: “Fairport Convention have been extraordinarily fortunate to create a work ethic based on live performance.

“As someone whose hobby ultimately became a career, I’m happy every time the van pulls up outside my house to take me off on my travels, where the stage awaits and I get a chance to make everyone happy that they made the choice to buy a ticket.”

Surviving a number of line-up changes, the group still attract critical acclaim, winning a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and Radio 2 listeners also voted their album, Liege & Lief “the most influential folk album of all time”.

Other dates include: 

Tue, 24 Jan // Celtic Connections, Glasgow
Thu, 26 Jan // Temple Bar Festival, Dublin
Fri, 27 Jan // Out to Lunch Festival, Belfast
Sat, 28 Jan // Out to Lunch Festival, Belfast
Sun, 29 Jan // Camp & Furnace, Liverpool
Tue, 31 Jan // Roses Theatre, 
Tewkesbury
Wed, 1 Feb // The Stables, 
Milton Keynes
Thu, 2 Feb // Pavilion Theatre, 
Worthing 
Fri, 3 Feb // Assembly Hall Theatre, 
Tunbridge Wells
Sat, 4 Feb // OPEN, Norwich
Sun, 5 Feb // Drill Hall, Lincoln
Tue, 7 Feb // Theatre Royal, 
Winchester
Wed, 8 Feb // Corn Exchange, 
Exeter
Thu, 9 Feb // Komedia, 
Bath
Fri, 10 Feb // The Atkinson, 
Southport
Sat, 11 Feb // Pavilion Arts Centre, 
Buxton
Sun, 12 Feb // Arena, St Albans
Tue, 14 Feb // Mechanics, 
Burnley 
Wed, 15 Feb // Oakengates, 
Telford


For more information visit http://www.fairportconvention.com/


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