A legendary singer songwriter, and one of the most celebrated guitar players to strap on a six-string, Richard Thompson will release a follow up to his well received 2014 release, Acoustic Classics, on his own Beeswing record label, on August 11. In support of Acoustic Classics Vol. II, Thompson will play Cropredy Festival in August, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his former band, Fairport Convention, and tour the UK in October.

Acoustic Classics Vol. II will feature acoustic renderings of classic songs from the Richard Thompson catalogue, some previously recorded by other singers, some previously available only in a band format. A second album, Acoustic Rarities, will be hit the shelves later in the year and will feature new recordings of some of his more obscure songs.

Special three-disc vinyl LP and double CD versions of both albums together will be released exclusively via Pledge Music: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/richardthompson.

Always a hugely popular live draw, Richard Thompson will tour the UK in October 2017, including the very first concert at the newly-established London Bridge Theatre, which is now sold out and a second London show at Cadogan Hall.

Dates are as follows:

Wed 11 October Brighton Dome
Thu 12 October Guildford G-Live
Fri 13 October Poole Lighthouse
Sat 14 October Bristol Colston Hall
Sun 15 October Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
Tue 17 October Edinburgh Usher Hall
Wed 18 October Gateshead Sage
Thu 19 October Salford Lowry
Sat 21 October Saffron Walden Saffron Hall
Sun 22 October Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Mon 23 October London Cadogan Hall
Wed 25 October Sheffield City Hall
Thu 26 October Leicester de Montfort Hall
Fri 27 October Basingstoke Anvil
Sat 28 October Norwich Theatre Royal
Mon 30 October London Bridge Theatre SOLD OUT

Bookings www.serious.org.uk/Thompson