Billy Bragg Confirms Entry Into Australia For “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.”

Handsome tours is elated to confirm that Billy Bragg is cleared to step foot back into Australia to perform his long awaited One Step Forward. Two Steps Back. Tour, playing some of the most iconic albums released throughout his illustrious career, plus songs from his recent tenth studio Album, The Million Things That Never Happened.

The One Step Forward. Two Steps Back. National tour in January/February 2022 will see Bragg take on Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Fremantle, performing 3 unique shows on consecutive nights in each city.

Fans can expect to hear Billy’s career-spanning set performed on the first night, featuring new songs and plenty of favourites from his catalogue. Night two, Billy serves up songs from his first three albums – covering a selection from his debut, Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), followed up with Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984), then onto third album Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). The final night will feature Bragg playing songs from his second three albums, Workers Playtime (1988), Don’t Try This at Home (1991) and William Bloke (1996).

Of the forthcoming tour, Billy says, “I’ve just finished a five week tour of UK and Ireland and am delighted to be back playing live again. I’ve been given clearance to enter Australia in January and I’m really excited at the prospect of playing these three night gigs that both showcase my new songs and dive deep into my back catalogue.

Adding to the run of dates will be a special one-night-only show for Northern NSW fans who can catch Billy in Byron Bay on Saturday February 12 at The Northern.

Amid the disruption of border closures due to the pandemic, Adelaide & Fremantle shows have been pushed back slightly, but will still go on! says Billy; “To accommodate South Australian and West Australian border roadmaps, we have decided to move Adelaide and Perth to the end of the tour, so that it will be safe for me to enter and play. Thanks so much for your patience on this – it’s going to be a special tour!”

Don’t miss Billy Bragg on his “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” National Australian tour in 2022.


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