Richard Hawley set for largest ever hometown show at Sheffield Arena

Richard Hawley will headline a show at the Sheffield Arena
Richard Hawley will headline a show at the Sheffield Arena

Richard Hawley is getting ready for his largest ever Sheffield show, when he plays his first hometown gig in over two years at Sheffield Arena on Friday, November 6.

This will be Richard’s first headline show at the Arena and will be performed in the reduced capacity venue The Steel Hall, bringing the audience closer to the event. He has previously appeared on the Arena stage with Pulp, Elbow, Paul Weller and REM.

The gig is part of a 13-date tour of the UK and Ireland following the release of his eighth studio album Hollow Meadows.

Recorded at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studio in spring 2015, the new album sees Hawley return to the classic, sophisticated song-writing and subtle arrangements that made him so widely loved and revered in the first place.

The album features some notable guests from the UK folk scene, Hawley’s neighbour and friend Martin Simpson, and Nancy Kerr.

Other guests include one of Hawley’s oldest and dearest friends, Jarvis Cocker, and the Hick Street Chip Shop Singers, who are made up of various Sheffield luminaries, including Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor.

The opening act for Richard Hawley’s hometown show at Sheffield Arena will be Dancing Years and the main support is Meilyr Jones.

Tickets are priced £27.50 when purchased online at www.sheffieldarena.co.uk or through the Arena ticket hotline on 0114 256 56 56, or £26.25 when purchased in person from the Arena Box Office.

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