English artist Richard Dawson plots first-ever North American tour, including dates w/ Pigs x 7

English singer-songwriter Richard Dawson (not to be confused with the late actor and Family Feud host) has been making proggy folk since the mid-’00s — for the last decade his albums have been out via Domino imprint Weird World — but he’s never toured North America. That will change this spring as he hops the pond for a few US dates, including headline shows in NYC and L.A., and Boston, Philly and DC shows with UK doom metallers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. All dates are listed below.

The NYC show is at Union Pool on March 30 and tickets are on sale Friday, January 27 at `10 AM.

Richard Dawson’s 2022 album The Ruby Cord was recorded by Pigx7’s Sam Grant, if the tour pairing seemed odd to you. You can listen to that album, and watch the new video for “Horse and Rider,” below.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs will release a new album Land of Sleeper on February 17 on Missing Piece Group, and have just shared the video for “Ultimate Hammer,” which you can watch below. They’ve also added more tour dates to their spring tour, including a new NYC show at Mercury Lounge on April 4. Tickets for that also go on sale Friday, January 27 at 10 AM. All Pigsx7 dates are listed below.

Richard Dawson – 2023 Tour Dates
March 30 – Union Pool, New York
March 31 – Middle East Upstairs, Boston w/ Pigs x 7
April 1 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia w/ Pigs x 7
April 2 – DC9, Washington DC w/ Pigs x 7
April 5 – Zebulon, LA
April 25 – New Century Hall, Manchester
April 26 – St Luke’s, Glasgow
April 27 – Tung Auditorium, Liverpool
April 28 – City Varieties, Leeds
April 29 – The Exchange Theatre, North Shields
May 3 – The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
May 4 – St George’s Bristol, Bristol
May 5 – Barbican, London
May 6 – The Bradshaw Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham

03/11/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar – SOLD OUT
03/13/23 – 03/18/23 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/21/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
03/22/23 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
03/24/23 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
03/25/23 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
03/26/23 – Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall
03/28/23 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
03/29/23 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
03/31/23 – Boston, MA – Middle East w/ Richard Dawson
04/01/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Richard Dawson
04/02/23 – Washington, DC – DC9 w/ Richard Dawson
04/04/23 – Manhattan, NY – Mercury Lounge