Al Stewart will tour the UK in April and May it has been announced.
He will treat fans to acoustic versions from his musical catalogue, with selections spanning all the way back to Bedsitter Images. He will be accompanied by his long-time collaborator Dave Nachmanoff and joined by guitarist Tim Renwick.
Prior to the tour, Al will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to folk music at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which are being held at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday April 5 and broadcast live on BBC Radio 2.
Al has released nineteen studio albums between Bedsitter Images in 1967 and Sparks of Ancient Light in 2008. His most recent release was Uncorked in 2009.
The full list of tour dates is:
Sat 15 – Milton Keynes, Stables
Mon 17 – Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
Wed 19 – Dublin, Vicar Street
Thur 20 – Cork, Opera House
Sat 22 – Basingstoke, The Anvil
Sun 23 – Bristol, Colston Hall
Tue 25 – Birmingham, Alexandra Theatre
Wed 26 – Sheffield, Memorial Hall
Sat 29 – Edinburgh, Queens Hall
Mon 1 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Tue 2 – Gateshead, Sage
Wed 3 – Hull, City Hall
Fri 5 – York, Barbican
Sat 6 – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Sun 7 – Liverpool, Auditorium
Tue 9 – Bournemouth, Pavilion
Wed 10 – Guildford, Glive
Fri 12 – London, Palladium
Sat 13 – Frome, Cheese and Grain
Sun 14 – Swansea, Grand Theatre