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Jonathan Richman announces October dates (2010)

Jonathan Richman

Story by Jack Foley

AFTER selling out a short UK tour last year Jonathan Richman is back with a tour of London, taking in The Luminaire, Amersham Arms, Water Rats and The Tabernacle, in October.

Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans and making friends around the world with his guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions.

He’s revered by countless fellow artists, and has built a remarkably loyal international audience through his tireless touring.

His deceptively straightforward songs embody timeless qualities of humanity, optimism, emotional insight and a boundless sense of humor, untainted by cynicism or transient notions of hipness.

For much of his career, Jonathan has toured almost non-stop around the world.

“Travelling and playing for new people in new places is one of my favourite things,” he notes. “It’s great playing places that are off the beaten track. You can learn a lot when you play in a little town in Holland or Western Australia, and you learn different things than you would learn playing a big city.”

Jonathan adds: “Playing shows and making records keeps been getting easier and more fun.”

The UK tour dates are (all October 2010):

6 – London The Luminaire
8 – London Amersham Arms
9 – London Water Rats
11 – London The Tabernacle

Tickets are £17.50 and are on sale on Friday, July 30 at 9am.