Roy Harper announces last major UK tour

Roy Harper

Roy Harper has announced his last ever major UK tour next month celebrating 50 years of classic tracks. The shows will include Harper’s famed epic McGoohan’s Blues from his 1968 album Folkjokeopus

"Partly because many of the things I wrote about in McGoohan’s Blues in 1968 are still very relevant 50 years later, and partly because my third record was a watershed moment in my recording life, it’s been long in my mind that I should dust it off and bring it on tour again," Harper told Prog.

Harper will be joined by Bill Shanley and an ensemble of musicians lead by Fiona Brice. Expect a mix of McGoohan’s Blues, classics and some new songs. Harper is currently working on a new album, while Sophisticated Beggar, Folkjokeopus and 1984 (Jugula) are reissued on March 8.

Roy Harper UK tour dates

Mar 12: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Mar 14: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Mar 16: London Palladium
Mar 18: Liverpool Philharmonic
Mar 20: Gateshead Sage
Mar 22: Leeds Town Hall 
Mar 24: Edinburgh Usher Hall

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.