This beloved singer-songwriter’s world tour will be her first as a solo performer, as well as her final major tour.
“I will never retire, but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake,” Joan Armatrading says of her 2014-2015 world tour.
In a recording career spanning 40 years, British singer-songwriter and guitarist Joan Armatrading is a three-time Grammy Award-nominee, a two-time BRIT Award-nominee, and an Ivor Novello Award recipient for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996.
The artist has come a long way since her birth in the West Indies and her upbringing in Birmingham, England. With twenty stunning albums to her credit, Joanʼs subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Known as a true craftsman, her distinctive vocals and consummate musicianship – she has arranged as well as played every instrument, with the exception of drums on her forthcoming album – have led to unanimous, widespread and, perhaps most importantly, consistent critical acclaim. Effortlessly eclectic, her sound has ranged from true soul to sophisticated pop driven by her passionate guitar.
In musical terms, Joan Armatrading has achieved far more than most performers even dream of. She has played, and still does, with some of the finest musicians around. She has received countless gold, platinum and silver discs and figured large in VH1’s Top 100 Most Influential People In Rock. But more than that, Joan Armatrading has been honored by the Queen of England and is one of the few female artists ever to receive an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire). In addition, she has performed for Nelson Mandela, been given the key to Sydney, is a patron of various charities, has presented and continues to present on some of the BBC’s most popular radio stations, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2.
Opening Act: Melissa Ferrick