In support of his latest album, Lady’s Bridge, Sheffield’s Richard Hawley will be hitting the festival circuit this summer. The retro rocker will first adorn London’s Royal Albert Hall on 20th May, with songs such as ‘Tonight the Streets Are Ours’ and ‘Serious,’ that are already being heralded as classics.
The one time guitarist for The Longpigs, Hawley is perhaps best known for his involvement with Pulp, and perhaps less savoury acts like Robbie Williams and All Saints, the later of which he contributed a six-string solo for a cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’.
His solo work earned him not only success but more cred following the various collaborations that only got him criticism. As of late he has worked with the Arctic Monkeys and believe it or not Gwen Stefani.
Hawley is scheduled for summer festivals in Spain, Norway, and the UK, with more dates expected to be announced.
May 20 London Royal Albert Hall
May 22 Perth Arts Festival
May 30 Territories Festival, Seville
July 10 Traena Festival, Norway
July 12 Oxygen Festival, Ireland
July 13 Letterkenny Earagail Arts Fest
July 14 Galway Leisureland Arts Fest
Aug 16 V, Chelmsford
Aug 17 V, Stafford
Aug 20 Bennicassim, Spain