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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 100,743
Category Acoustic, Electric, Folk, Singer, Songwriter
Concerts
May
25
Cambridge Corn Exchange
Cambridge
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May
26
Bristol Beacon
Bristol
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May
27
York Barbican
York
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May
29
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow
Tickets
May
30
The Glasshouse
Gateshead
Tickets
May
31
The Factory
Manchester
Tickets
Jun
01
Victoria Hall - Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-trent
Tickets
Jun
03
Symphony Hall
Birmingham
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Jun
04
New Theatre
Cardiff
Tickets
Jun
05
Portsmouth Guildhall
Portsmouth
Tickets
Jun
06
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Brighton
Tickets
Jun
08
Royal Albert Hall
London
Tickets
Jul
08
Frets & Refrains 2024 -Richard Thompson's Acoustic Guitar and Songwriting Camp
Big Indian
Tickets
Jul
12
Levon Helm Studios
Woodstock
Tickets
Jul
13
Levon Helm Studios
Woodstock
Tickets
Jul
17
Earlville Opera House
Earlville
Tickets
Jul
20
Hillside Festival 2024
Guelph
Tickets
Jul
23
Stuart's Opera House
Nelsonville
Tickets
Jul
24
The Kent Stage
Kent
Tickets
Jul
26
Musikfest Café
Bethlehem
Tickets
Jul
27
Whitaker Center
Harrisburg
Tickets
Jul
28
Cape May Convention Hall
Cape May
Tickets
Oct
18
The Town Hall
New York
Tickets
Aug
23
Gems of the Adriatic Cruise 2025
Langho
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About Richard Thompson
“The Finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” — LA Times “A folksinger who (shreds) like an arena-rock star… and still writes songs that sting and storm.” – NPR Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic- from the Americanas in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards, and the prestigious Ivor Novellos. In 2011 Thompson was the recipient of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Most recently he was nominated for “Artist of the Year” by the Americana Music Honors & Awards. Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 he left the band to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist. A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others. Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man. His most recent CD, Electric, was produced by the great Nashville musician Buddy Miller (Band of Joy, Patty Griffin.). Electric continues to receive positive praise with Rolling Stone declaring, “…the excellence is undeniable.” This year saw Richard Thompson headlining dates around the world as well as co-headlining shows with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell. Thompson and his band joined the Americanarama Tour sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket culminating with Dylan himself covering RT’s classic song “’1952 Vincent Black Lightning”. Thompson’s genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar along with dizzying energy and onstage wit continue to earn Richard Thompson massive new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos in folk rock history. “Genius appears early. Legends are earned. But history’s greatest never stand on their laurels. This is the artistic arc for Richard Thompson!” "Richard Thompson has been called the finest rock songwriter after Bob Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Jimi Hendrix." Scott Timberg, L.A. Times
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Genres
Acoustic, Electric, Folk, Singer, Songwriter
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What fans are saying
Guy
5 / 5
Maybe it's a function of "the most recent experience is the best experience", but this electric show from RT was as good or better than any show I've ever seen. RT was incredible! 69y/o and rocking the joint hard for over two hours. His bassist and drummer were so good-esp'ly the drummer, Michael Jerome. His Acoustic guitar playing, e.g., on"1952 Vincent Black Lightning", was also sublime-as always.
State Theatre of Ithaca Ithaca, NY
Nov 19, 2018
Laurie
5 / 5
Great to be at a live event again! Pantages Theater is cozy, convenient, comfortable. Richard Thompson did not disappoint, fantastic being able to see the majesty of his guitar playing skill, hear strong vocals. It was a most enjoyable night and I continued it by playing one of the CDs I purchased, all the way home.
Pantages Theater Tacoma, WA
Feb 13, 2022
Valerie
5 / 5
I discovered Richard Thompson via WHYY many years ago. I've introduced my husband to Mr Thompson's music and he has become a great fan along with me. What a fabulous guitar player! What a fabulous & unique voice which is still so very strong & powerful to this day! He is a joy to watch live.
Musikfest Café Bethlehem, PA
May 19, 2023
Mark
5 / 5
The second time I’ve seen the Electric Trio on this tour. Having seen RT many times I must say he, and the other trio members, are putting on the best RT show I have ever seen! Richard is just at the height of his powers. Just fabulous! Ok, Richard can’t count - four people on stage!! Sheer brilliance.
City Hall Salisbury, United Kingdom
Feb 18, 2020
Anonymous
5 / 5
RT never ceases to amaze! Never loses his skills or his edge. Judy was in super-fine vocal shape, considering her age of 83. Unfortunately, a large proportion of her fans didn’t know what to do with Richard’s intensity. They’d come more for the nostalgia of beautifully-sung easy-listening tunes.
Tanglewood Music Center Lenox, MA
Sep 06, 2022
Gordon
5 / 5
The music was of course excellent, as you would expect from this true master of his craft. I was very impressed with the acoustics in the venue, shame the same couldn't be said for the seating, very little padding for the more mature bottoms that an artist like this attracts!
Stratford Play House Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Aug 01, 2022
Aaron
5 / 5
Richard Thompson’s all-request shows are always a thrill. He’s happy to play his back catalogue, but he gamely does covers of other artists’ material. For this show, that included Hank Williams, Cole Porter, The Beatles, The Who, Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, Britney Spears, The Left Banke, and more.
Symphony Space New York City, NY
Dec 17, 2022
Paul
5 / 5
Old stuff new stuff all great! I thought I was a lyrics person but, his guitar playing is incredible. You’d think there were two guitarists playing together. Awesome show! Best songs? Beeswing, Vincent Black Lightning, Genesis Hall, Long Miles Home and Valerie.
Greenwich Odeum East Greenwich, RI
Mar 19, 2023
virginia
5 / 5
As always, Richard pulled off a dynamo electric eclectic show. Fine seletion of old favorites like 56Vincent and Beeswing, plus great new selections off latest album Three Rivers. Anyone who loves fine guitar and gorgeous songwriting should catch his next visit.
The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Feb 03, 2019
Clifford
5 / 5
Richard never fails to thrill his audience with his prodigious guitar work and his unique voice. As strong as ever. He also shares his decades of experience in music and in life to include his audience in his life story. A phenomenal show.
Center For Arts In Natick Natick, MA
Sep 18, 2022
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Richard Thompson Tour Cities
Langho, United Kingdom Bethlehem, PA York, United Kingdom Big Indian, NY Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom Woodstock, NY Cardiff, United Kingdom Guelph, ON Earlville, NY Glasgow, United Kingdom Gateshead, United Kingdom Portsmouth, United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom Nelsonville, OH Birmingham, United Kingdom Kent, OH Bristol, United Kingdom New York City, NY Brighton, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Cambridge, United Kingdom Cape May, NJ Harrisburg, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Richard Thompson

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Richard Thompson on tour?

Yes, Richard Thompson is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Richard Thompson concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Richard Thompson tour is scheduled for 24 dates across 23 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Richard Thompson scheduled to play?

Richard Thompson is scheduled to play 24 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Richard Thompson tour start?

Richard Thompson’s tour starts May 25, 2024 and ends on Aug 23, 2025. They will play 23 cities; their most recent concert was held in Cambridge at Cambridge Corn Exchange and their next upcoming concert will be in Bethlehem at Musikfest Café.

What venues is Richard Thompson performing at?

As part of the Richard Thompson tour, Richard Thompson is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 25 - Cambridge, United Kingdom @ Cambridge Corn Exchange
May 26 - Bristol, ENG @ Bristol Beacon
May 27 - York, North Yorkshire @ York Barbican
May 29 - Glasgow, Scotland @ The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
May 30 - Gateshead, NE @ The Glasshouse
May 31 - Manchester, England @ The Factory
Jun 01 - Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire @ Victoria Hall - Stoke-on-Trent
Jun 03 - Birmingham, GBR @ Symphony Hall
Jun 04 - Cardiff, United Kingdom @ New Theatre
Jun 05 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom @ Portsmouth Guildhall
Jun 06 - Brighton, England @ Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Jun 08 - London, United Kingdom @ Royal Albert Hall
Jul 08 - Big Indian, NY @ Full Moon Resort
Jul 12 - Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios
Jul 13 - Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios
Jul 17 - Earlville, NY @ Earlville Opera House
Jul 20 - Guelph, ON - Observe Park Policies @ Guelph Lake Conservation Area
Jul 23 - Nelsonville, OH @ Stuart's Opera House
Jul 24 - Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
Jul 26 - Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest Café
Jul 27 - Harrisburg, PA @ Whitaker Center
Jul 28 - Cape May, NJ @ Cape May Convention Hall
Oct 18 - New York, NY @ The Town Hall

2025 Tour Dates:

Aug 23 - Langho, England @ Harmony Voyages
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