TOUR NEWS: Grace Petrie April/May 2019 dates

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Fresh from a successful UK arena tour supporting Frank Turner, Leicester-born protest
singer, LGBTQ+ activist, folk singer, socialist and social commentator Grace Petrie
announces her own headline tour through Spring 2019.

Smart, witty, a talented lyricist and an electrifying live performer, Grace can take the most
hostile room and by the end of the night they will be singing along, ‘Stand up today that we
might save tomorrow!’

Grace has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly, racking up tour supports with
Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and more, and has also made her mark in the
comedy scene supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long. She’s appeared at Glastonbury four times at the invitation of Billy Bragg, as well as an eclectic genre-crossing
mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, Bliss-fields, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt and
more including of course Cambridge Folk Festival. She has collaborated with some of the
most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger;
quietly becoming one of the most respected songwriters working today.

A frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, Grace has appeared on Channel 4’s
Random Acts, had plays on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and has been featured in The
Guardian, The Independent On Sunday’s 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures; and
been nominated for Diva Magazine’s 2018 Activist Award.

In May 2018 a Kickstarter campaign for her first full studio album, after five previous
available-at-gig-only albums. She raised £10,000 in just 24 hours and went on to achieve
£18.000 in the two-week campaign. The album, ‘Queer As Folk’, was released in September
2018 and has received acclaim in the UK media, whilst also being named a top 10 Folk
Album of 2018 by Mojo magazine.

Dates

Thursday 11th April – The Spirit Store, Dundalk
Friday 12th April – DC Music Club, Dublin
Saturday 13th April – Accidental Theatre, Belfast
Saturday 20th April – All Hallows Church, Leeds SOLD OUT
Thursday 25th April – The Met, Bury, Greater Manchester
Friday 26th April – The Old Cinema Launderette, Durham SOLD OUT
Saturday 27th April – The Ropewalk, Barton-on-Humber
Tuesday 30th April – The Junction, Cambridge
Wednesday 1st May – South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Thursday 2nd May – Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London
Friday 3rd May – Whitehouse Sessions at Ashburton Arts Centre, Devon
Saturday 4th May – Bristol Folk Festival
Sunday 5th May – May Day Festival of Solidarity, Barnsley
Tuesday 7th May – The Prince Albert, Stroud (in support of Stroud Foodbank)
Thursday 9th May – Black Swan Folk Club, York SOLD OUT
Friday 10th May – Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
Saturday 11th May – Trelawnyd Memorial Hall, North Wales
Sunday 12th May – The Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic
Friday 17th May – The Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh
Saturday 18th May – Oran Mor, Glasgow