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News: Suzanne Vega announces 2017 UK anniversary tour

Published On May 9, 2017 | By Brendon Veevers | News

The legendary New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega has announced a 12-date UK tour later this year, celebrating the 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively of her albums ‘Solitude Standing’ and ’99.9F’ by performing both in full, as well as more tracks from throughout a distinguished career that has seen her sell over 7 million albums worldwide.

The tour will begin in Glasgow on September 22nd, before moving on to Gateshead, Bristol, Birmingham, Brighton, London, Manchester, and Cambridge, before finishing up in Oxford.

Vega will perform tracks such as ‘Luka’, ‘Tom’s Diner’, and ‘Blood Makes Noise’ from ‘Solitude Standing’ and ’99.9F’.

Having emerged as a leading figure in the folk-music revival of the early 1980s accompanying herself simply with an acoustic guitar, Vega released her ‘Solitude Standing’, her second album, in 1987. The record would go on to chart at number 2 in the UK and number 11 in the USA, going platinum and earning a nomination for Record of the Year at the Grammys in the process.

Always pushing the boundaries of music both lyrically and sonically, Vega released ’99.9F’ in 1992, and album with a more electronic sound, which brought descriptions of ‘industrial folk’ and ‘techno folk’. The record was certified gold, and also won a New York Music Award for Best Rock Album.

On these special shows, Suzanne Vega said:

“These songs were written and recorded many years ago, but I still love playing them live, and have ever since the albums first came out. Now to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Solitude Standing and the 25th Anniversary of 99.9F, my band and I will perform them both in their entirety for the very first time. Please join me for this very special concert!”

Audiences across the UK in September can look forward to experiencing Vega’s distinctive and cutting vocals, matched with her unique ability as a storyteller looking back on the songs that encapsulate an iconic career.

Tour Dates
September
22 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
23 – Gateshead Sage
24 – Bristol Colston Hall
26 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
27 – Brighton Dome
28 – London Palladium
30 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall

October
1 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
2 – Oxford New Theatre

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::: RenownedForSound.com's Editor and Founder - Interviewing and reviewing the best in new music and globally recognized artists is his passion. Over the years he has been lucky enough to review thousands of music releases and concerts and interview artists ranging from top selling superstars like 27-time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss, Boyz II Men, Roxette, Cyndi Lauper, Lisa Loeb and iconic Eagles front man/songwriter, Glenn Frey through to more recent successes including Newton Faulkner, Janelle Monae and Caro Emerald. Brendon manages and coordinates the amazing team of writers on RenownedForSound.com who are based in the UK, the U.S and Australia.

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