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Billy Bragg announces Tooth & Nail LP and UK dates (2013)

Billy Bragg

Story by Jack Foley

BILLY Bragg will release his first new studio album in five years, Tooth & Nail, on March 18, 2013 and will play a series of live dates in support of it.

The album, which draws on personal rather than political themes, will be available via CD, LP and a limited special edition CD+DVD bookpack.

The limited special edition bookpack includes the CD, a 36-page booklet containing exclusive photos and a collection of columns written by Billy originally published in Q magazine between 2008 and 2011, plus a DVD of 10 promotional videos that Billy made for his singles between 1986- 2002.

Tooth & Nail was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry (whose production credits include Solomon Burke, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Hugh Laurie) in his South Pasadena basement studio.

In his own words: “In 2011, I took a long, hard look at who I am and what I do. This album is the result.”

The UK dates are (all June 2013):

3 – Stratford on Avon, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
4 – Edinburgh, Queens Hall Edinburgh
5 – Manchester, Band On The Wall
6 – London, Union Chapel