- 28 Aug 18
Robinson will be performing his iconic classic debut LP Power in the Darkness.
The Tom Robinson Band’s debut album Power In The Darkness was first performed 40 years ago in Victoria Park 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 both the UK and Japan.
When Robinson performed the entire Power in the Darkness album 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 and Ireland.
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 included guest appearances by Billy Bragg, Nadine Shah, John Grant, Ian McKellen, TV Smith, Lisa Knapp and Martin Carthy.
Support on all shows is Mancunian soul singer Lee Forsyth Griffiths.
See the full list of tour dates below.
Wed 03 Oct NORWICH: Epic
Thu 04 Oct GREAT TORRINGTON: Plough Arts
Fri 05 Oct LYME REGIS: Marine Theatre
Sat 06 Oct BRIGHTON: Brighthelm Centre
Tue 09 Oct HUMBERSIDE: Ropery Hall
Wed 10 Oct BIRMINGHAM: Glee Club
Thu 11 Oct MANCHESTER: Band On The Wall
Fri 12 Oct DUBLIN: Whelan’s
Sat 13 Oct BELFAST: Elmwood Hall
Tue 16 Oct LEEDS: Brudenell
Wed 17 Oct GATESHEAD: Sage
Thu 18 Oct GLASGOW: King Tut’s
Fri 19 Oct LIVERPOOL: Philharmonic
Sat 20 Oct SOUTHAMPTON: The 1865
Tue 23 Oct CANTERBURY – Festival
Wed 24 Oct BRISTOL: The Fleece
Thu 25 Oct CARDIFF: The Globe
Fri 26 Oct OXFORD: Bullingdon
Sat 27 Oct LONDON: 02 Shepherds Bush Empire