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Robert Cray announces UK tour (2013)

Robert Cray. Photo by Vincenzo Giammanco

Story by Jack Foley

ROBERT Cray returns to the UK for a new tour in support of his 16th studio album Nothin But Love in March 2013.

With five Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales world-wide and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.

He has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to John Lee Hooker.

For 30-plus years Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues, and has been known as one of the most popular artists in blues and soul music.

Cray helped to shape the blues on the national scene in the 1980s with his breakthrough album Strong Persuader in 1986. His soulful and creative guitar work has been a dominant force in blues. Over the years Cray’s musical influence has been widely recognised and acknowledged.

The tour dates are (all March 2013):

2 – Harrogate Int Centre
3 – Nottingham Concert Hall
4 – Truro Hall for Cornwall
6 – Cardiff St. David’s Hall
8 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
9 – Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
10 – Norwich Theatre Royal
11 – Gateshead The Sage
13 – London Cadogan Hall
14 – Basingstoke The Anvil
15 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
16 – Sheffield City Hall

All shows are on sale now.