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Bruce Hornsby announces an evening at Shepherd's Bush Empire (2019)

Bruce Hornsby

Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING the release of his new album Absolute Zero, Grammy award winning pianist, singer and songwriter Bruce Hornsby has announced that he will return to the UK on November 3 , 2019 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, for a special intimate, solo-piano performance.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, June 28. An all seated event, tickets cost £37.50.

On his return to the UK and Europe and the upcoming shows, Hornsby said: “It’s been 15 years since I played in Europe, and six since I did two concerts in the UK.

“I’m coming back this November, and excited to be doing so. Simply put, the beautiful response to Absolute Zero led to this revitalized interest in having me come over and play these dates, and I look forward to roaming through thirty-three years of musical evolution with any and all who are interested. See you then!”

Based out of Williamsburg, VA, Hornsby first rose to national prominence with The Way It Is, his 1986 Grammy-winning debut album with The Range. The title track became the most-played song on American radio in 1987, while Tupac Shakur’s timeless song Changes builds on The Way It Is and set the stage for many subsequent versions of the track.

In 1991, Hornsby collaborated with Bonnie Raitt, playing on her iconic hit I Can’t Make You Love Me.

Additionally, Hornsby was a part-time member of the Grateful Dead from September 1990 to March 1992, performing over 100 concerts in America and Europe.

Hornsby has written six full film scores and contributed music to four others including Spike Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It and BlacKkKlansman.

Portrait: Sarah Walor