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Roy Harper to tour in March 2019

Roy Harper

Folk prog legend Roy Harper has announced a UK tour for March 2019. He'll be celebrating 50 years of classic tracks, including McGoohan's Blues, which appeared on 1969's Folkjokeopus.

"Partly because many of the things I wrote about in McGoohan’s Blues 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. "I’ll be joined by Bill Shanley and an ensemble of musicians which might have to be slightly more versatile in terms of instrumentation this time, although I have to say that the players we brought out last time provided me with the best accompaniment I’ve ever had in my life. I was overjoyed with what we produced, so we’ll just have to see whether we can equal that.”

Harper will play:

Birmingham Symphony Hall - March 12
Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion - 14
London Palladium - 16
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - 18
Gateshead Sage - 20
Leeds Town Hall - 22

Tickets go on sale at 10pm this Friday, July 13 and will be available from here.

Harper Dates

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.