Billy Bragg, nicknamed the “Bard of Barking,” is bringing his blend of folk music, punk rock and protest songs to the U.S. and Canada...

Billy Bragg, nicknamed the “Bard of Barking,” is bringing his blend of folk music, punk rock and protest songs to the U.S. and Canada this month for a limited tour of seven cities. Bragg will perform songs from his highly acclaimed new album released in April, called “Mr. Love & Justice” (Anti-Records), his first solo album in six years.

His June 7 show in Portland, OR and June 13 show in Minneapolis, MN have already sold out.

Bragg recently completed a string of dates in Europe that also included a songwriting workshop and performance at the Walton Penitentiary in Liverpool, England as part of his Jail Guitar Doors foundation, a charity that brings musical instruments to prison inmates.

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Billy Bragg itinerary:

June 5Vancouver, BCSt. Andrews Wesley Church
June 6Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
June 7Portland, ORPacific Northwest College of Art
June 10Los Angeles, CAEl Rey Theatre
June 11San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore
June 13Minneapolis, MNCedar Cultural Center
June 14Chicago, ILPark West

Last Updated on June 5, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner