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Scene News: Billy Bragg ‘One Step Forward. Two Steps Back’ Australian Tour ~ RESCHEDULED for Jan/Feb 2021

Billy Bragg will be returning for a very special tour entitled “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” In each city Bragg will perform three unique shows on consecutive nights. The first night’s performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career. The second will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), its similarly raw follow-up Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). […]

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Scene News: Billy Bragg releases new single, Why We Build The Wall

Billy Bragg has released his new single Why We Build The Wall out now on Cooking Vinyl. Why We Build The Wall was written by American singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell as part of her 2010 ‘folk opera’ ‘Hadestown’ (a retelling of the myth of Orpheus & Eurydice set in the Great Depression). The song has taken on a whole new contemporary resonance with Donald Trump’s vow to build a wall between the US and Mexico. Billy first began covering the song on his 2016 Shine A Light tour with Joe Henry. Why We Build The Wall follows hot on the heels of Billy’s previous single releases King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood and The Sleep Of Reason, which were released in July and August respectively, and have gone down a storm on his recent live shows. […]