Richard Dawson Live from the Barbican (online)

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Johnny James, Music Editor

Richard Dawson Live from the Barbican, online, 25 October 2020, from £12.50 - Book now

Richard Dawson, the black-humoured bard of Newcastle, will be livestreaming a one-off set from The Barbican on 25th October.

Dawson’s state-of-the-nation album, 2020, feels grimly prescient right now. The album was released in 2019, prior to the outbreak, but its underlying themes of anxiety, the nation’s collective psychic crisis and a gradual slide into dystopia speaks to the world’s spiralling state of disarray. Whilst at times (lots of times) bleak, the record also has an affirming, all-in-it-together warmth to it, a bit like the ‘2020’ memes that help us deal with the demented present.

Streaming live from The Barbican, the North-East singer-songwriter will perform songs from 2020 alongside older gems from his discography, including 2017’s brilliantly weird Peasant.

Tickets for the livestream are available the venue’s website.

Richard Dawson Live from the Barbican, online

25 October 2020 8:00 pm
From £12.50