TOUR NEWS: Tom Robinson announces October 2018 tour performing ‘Power In The Darkness’ debut LP

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The TOM ROBINSON BAND’s debut album Power In The Darkness was first performed 40 years ago in Victoria Park, London in front of 80,000 people at Rock Against Racism’s Carnival Against The Nazis alongside Steel Pulse, The Clash and X-Ray Spex.

The album was certified gold in the UK and Japan resulting in a major 28-date UK tour supported by Stiff Little Fingers in the Autumn of 1978

When Tom performed the entire Power In The Darkness LP at London’s 100 Club in 2017, all three shows sold out almost instantly. In October, to mark the album’s 40th anniversary, Tom will once again perform it live on tour in the UK – culminating in a special headline show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Saturday October 27. As ever his incendiary band features Faithless drummer Andy Treacey, guitarist Adam Phillips (Richard Ashcroft Band), keyboard virtuoso Jim Simmons and Tom himself on bass and vocals.

Tom Robinson first became known in 1977 as a musician, LGBT activist and anti-racist campaigner with the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) whose debut release 2-4-6-8 Motorway became one of the landmark singles of the UK punk era. Other well-known songs at the time included Glad To Be Gay, Up Against The Wall and Too Good To Be True.

Tom later co-wrote songs with both Peter Gabriel and Elton John and had further solo hits in 1983 with War Baby and Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio. His 15th studio album Only The Now (2015) included guest appearances by Billy Bragg, Nadine Shah, John Grant, Ian McKellen, TV Smith, Lisa Knapp and Martin Carthy.

As a radio broadcaster Tom hosts three shows a week on BBC Radio 6 Music, served for 10 years on the Ivor Novello Awards committee and was awarded a fellowship of LIPA in recognition of his support for new music with BBC Introducing.

Support on all shows is Mancunian soul singer Lee Forsyth Griffiths, whose first two albums were produced by Trevor Horn and Ian Grimble.

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Dates

Wed 03 NORWICH: Epic
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Norwich

Thu 04 Oct GREAT TORRINGTON: Plough Arts
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Torrington

Fri 05 Oct LYME REGIS: Marine Theatre
https://bit.ly/PITD2018LymeRegis

Sat 06 Oct BRIGHTON: Brighthelm Centre
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Brighton

Tue 09 Oct HUMBERSIDE: Ropery Hall
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Barton

Wed 10 Oct BIRMINGHAM: Glee Club
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Birmingham

Thu 11 Oct MANCHESTER: Band On The Wall
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Manchester

Fri 12 Oct DUBLIN: Whelan’s
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Dublin

Sat 13 Oct BELFAST: Elmwood Hall
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Belfast

Tue 16 Oct LEEDS: Brudenell
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Leeds

Wed 17 Oct GATESHEAD: Sage
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Gateshead

Thu 18 Oct GLASGOW: King Tut’s
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Glasgow

Fri 19 Oct LIVERPOOL: Philharmonic
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Liverpool

Sat 20 Oct SOUTHAMPTON: The 1865
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Southampton

Tue 23 Oct CANTERBURY – Festival
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Canterbury

Wed 24 Oct BRISTOL: The Fleece
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Bristol

Thu 25 Oct CARDIFF: The Globe
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Cardiff

Fri 26 Oct OXFORD: Bullingdon
https://bit.ly/PITD2018Oxford

Sat 27 Oct LONDON: 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
https://bit.ly/PITD2018London