Joan’s management team are offering a local singer-songwriter the chance to represent their town or city on the 2012 tour by performing an opening 15 minute set prior to the main support act. Each local singer-songwriter should submit an mp3 file of them performing two songs, one original, one a cover, on either guitar or piano to firstname.lastname@example.org attached to an email. The lucky winners will be chosen by Joan Armatrading’s management team.
The 2012 Scottish concerts are:
October – 28th Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow / 29th Concert Hall, Perth / 30th Music Hall, Aberdeen and November 1: Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE, will be touring a mammoth fifty two dates in both the UK and Ireland.
Never one to rest on her laurels, Joan remains fresh, vibrant and current; no more so than when live, on stage, where music comes to life. With every tour you are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus brand new songs to fall in love with. Joan is as happy to play Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, as the audience is to hear them. She is equally happy and proud of how her audiences embrace hearing new and exciting compositions, like Into The Blues (debuted at No. 1 in the US Blues chart 2007) and This Charming Life (debuted at No. 1 in Amazon download chart 2010). During her long and illustrious career Joan has been successful in all musical genres, Pop, Blues, Folk, Reggae, and Jazz. Her audience, newly attracted or long term fans are as loyal to her as she is faithful to them.
The 2012 tour will see Joan performing Love and Affection amongst many other firm favourites, and also showcase songs from her brand new CD due for release in time for the tour. Joan is recognised as one of the World’s leading singer, songwriter and guitarists and the 2012 tour should not be missed.
Joan’s Special Guest on all of the dates will be Chris Wood (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of The Year 2011).