Show of Hands announce UK tour dates

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

Show of Hands will be setting off on a 28-day tour of the UK in October to showcase their first major release in three years, Wake the Union

The tour will see singer/songwriter Steve Knightly, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and double bassist Miranda Sykes join with the American duo Leonard Podolak and Matt Gordon. Podolak and Knightly recently worked together as part of the Cecil Sharp Project, commissioned by Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

The tour will open on October 10 in Doncaster and visit various venues including London’s Cecil Sharp House, Buxton Opera House, Cardiff’s St David’s Hall and in their home town, Exeter’s Great Hall. The tour finale will be as part of The Great British Folk Festival in Skegness.

Wake the Union, released on October 15, will be their 19th album. 


Tour Dates:
October 10 – DONCASTER, Civic Theatre 
October 11 –  BUXTON, Opera House      
October 12 – LONDON, Cecil Sharp House    
October 13 –  PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal    
October 17 – STAMFORD, Corn Exchange Theatre      
October 18 –  LYTHAM ST ANNES, Lowther Pavilion       
October 19 – EXETER, Great Hall                          
October 20 – TRURO, Hall for Cornwall                        
October 24 – TEWKESBURY, Roses Theatre                  
October 25 –  BASINGSTOKE, The Anvil                        
October 26 – POOLE, Lighthouse                                  
October 27 – YEOVIL, Octagon Theatre                          
November 8 – KENDAL, Brewery Arts Centre                
November 9 – LEEDS, City Varieties                          
November 10 – SALFORD, The Lowry                                
November 14 – IPSWICH, Corn Exchange                          
November 15 – DARTFORD, The Orchard                          
November 16 – HASTINGS, White Rock Theatre            
November17 – GUILDFORD, G-Live                            
November 18 – AYLESBURY, Waterside Theatre                
November 21 – SHREWSBURY, Theatre Severn                 
November 22 – LINCOLN, Drill Hall                            
November 23 – GATESHEAD, The Sage Gateshead                
November 24 – WIRRAL, Floral Pavilion                          
November 28 – SALISBURY, City Hall                                
November 29 –  CARDIFF, St David’s Hall                           
November 30 –  BIRMINGHAM, Town Hall                          
December 1 –  SKEGNESS, The Great British Folk Festival 

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