LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER RECEIVES OBE FROM THE QUEEN;
ANNOUNCES U.S. AND CANADA TOUR STARTING AUGUST 27
Richard Thompson was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) today for his singular and substantial contribution to music. The award was presented by Queen Elizabeth during the special investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Crowning an extraordinary week, Thompson will also be bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Aberdeen on July 5, for his "exceptional and distinctive contribution to contemporary music, (which) places him among a very distinguished group of honorary graduates from the arts."
Universal Music Catalogue has just released Richard Thompson Live At The BBC (1974-2009), a 4 Disc Boxed Set comprising 3 CDS plus a DVD disc.
This follows 2010's Grammy-nominated Dream Attic by the Richard Thompson Band and 2009's comprehensive 4-disc career retrospective box set entitled Walking On A Wire, both out on Shout! Factory.
Omnivore Records will also release a special 30th anniversary edition of Strict Tempo later this summer, and Eagle Rock is preparing a concert DVD of the Richard Thompson Band's performance at this year's Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow.
Richard Thompson will be on a solo tour of the US and Canada starting August 26, throughout the fall. Check out the rest of his dates below.
Richard Thompson Tour Dates
06/30/11 Thu Jazz Fest Wiesen Wiesen, AUS
07/01/11 Fri Thayapark Waidhofen, AUS
07/12/11 Tue Stables Theatre Milton Keynes, GB
07/13/11 Wed Stables Theatre Milton Keynes, GB
07/14/11 Thu Park & Dare Theatre Treorci, GB
07/16/11 Sat Vicar Street Dublin, IR
07/18/11 Mon Gala Theatre Durham, GB
07/20/11 Wed Orchard Theatre Dartford, GB
07/21/11 Thu Kulturbolaget Malmo, SE
07/22/11 Fri Nefertiti Jazzklubb Goteborg, SE
07/23/11 Sat Down on the Farm Halden, NO
07/25/11 Mon Gota Kallare Stockholm, SE
07/30/11 Sat Cherry Hinton Hall Cambridge, GB
08/05/11 Fri Wickham Festival Grounds Hampshire, GB
08/26/11 Fri Filene Center @ the Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
08/27/11 Sat Pier Six Concert Pavilion Baltimore, MD
08/29/11 Mon The Music Hall Portsmouth, NH
08/30/11 Tue Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield, ME
08/31/11 Wed Westbrook Performing Arts Center Westbrook, ME
09/02/11 Fri Lowell Summer Music Series - Boarding House Park Lowell, MA
09/03/11 Sat Rhythm & Roots Festival
at Ninigret Park Charlestown, RI
09/04/11 Sun Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Westhampton Bch, NY
09/06/11 Tue Corona Theatre Montreal, QC
09/07/11 Wed Bronson Centre Ottawa, ON
09/10/11 Sat Ellnora: The Guitar Festival
at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Urbana, IL
02/05/12 Sun Cayamo Music Cruise Miami , FL
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