Tom Robinson Band – Glad to Be Back Tour

Tuesday 24 May 2022

7:00 pm : Main stage / Standing

14+

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General Admission: £22.00 +booking fee

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*Please note this event has been rescheduled from May 2021 in response to the COVID-19 crisis*

When Covid put a stop to my 70th birthday tour in May 2020, our lovely promoters kindly rescheduled the shows to May 2021 – and our lovely audiences held on to their tickets. After nearly a year of hardship – for musicians, promoters and audiences alike – Covid has forced us to postpone our shows once again.”

“The big difference this time is that yesterday I had my first vaccination. Despite some inevitable grim times still ahead, we’re confident that by May 2022 we will be raring to go. In anticipation we’ve renamed the tour “Glad To Be Back”

Tom Robinson Glad to Be Back Tour

Although many of Tom Robinson‘s 70s contemporaries such as The Jam, Elvis Costello and Ian Dury have spawned tribute bands, to the best of his knowledge no such act has ever attempted to cover his own back catalogue. Which of those songs, he wondered, would a Tom Robinson tribute band choose to assemble a full-on crowd-pleasing set?

There’d have to be the songs co-written with Elton John and Peter Gabriel. Also those unexpected comeback hits of the 1980s such as War Baby and Atmospherics. Not to mention the stone-cold punk-era classics that launched his career: Motorway, Power In The Darkness, Up Against The Wall, Too Good To be True and of course the anthemic Glad To Be Gay.

In May 2021 the veteran broadcaster and songwriter will mark 71 years on the planet by embarking on a month-long tour with his incendiary live band playing highlights from his own 45 year career in music. There may not have been a Tom Robinson tribute act until now – but as the chorus of his debut single puts it: “2-4-6-8… ain’t never too late”.

Read about how we’re guarding against Covid-19 at our events here.

 

There will be drinks and a small selection of snacks available at the bar throughout the evening
Seated gigs offer disabled access within the first three rows inside the venue.
Standing gigs offer accessibility for disabled patrons in our mezzanine. We will always do our best to accommodate individual requirements, and other viewing options may be available at standing gigs following a risk assessment of the event.

Please click here for full accessibility information.

If you have any particular requirements or queries, please email us ahead of the event at access@metronome.uk.com.

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Tom Robinson Band – Glad to Be Back Tour

*Please note this event has been rescheduled from May 2021 in response to the COVID-19 crisis*

When Covid put a stop to my 70th birthday tour in May 2020, our lovely promoters kindly rescheduled the shows to May 2021 – and our lovely audiences held on to their tickets. After nearly a year of hardship – for musicians, promoters and audiences alike – Covid has forced us to postpone our shows once again.”

“The big difference this time is that yesterday I had my first vaccination. Despite some inevitable grim times still ahead, we’re confident that by May 2022 we will be raring to go. In anticipation we’ve renamed the tour “Glad To Be Back”

Tom Robinson Glad to Be Back Tour

Although many of Tom Robinson‘s 70s contemporaries such as The Jam, Elvis Costello and Ian Dury have spawned tribute bands, to the best of his knowledge no such act has ever attempted to cover his own back catalogue. Which of those songs, he wondered, would a Tom Robinson tribute band choose to assemble a full-on crowd-pleasing set?

There’d have to be the songs co-written with Elton John and Peter Gabriel. Also those unexpected comeback hits of the 1980s such as War Baby and Atmospherics. Not to mention the stone-cold punk-era classics that launched his career: Motorway, Power In The Darkness, Up Against The Wall, Too Good To be True and of course the anthemic Glad To Be Gay.

In May 2021 the veteran broadcaster and songwriter will mark 71 years on the planet by embarking on a month-long tour with his incendiary live band playing highlights from his own 45 year career in music. There may not have been a Tom Robinson tribute act until now – but as the chorus of his debut single puts it: “2-4-6-8… ain’t never too late”.

Read about how we’re guarding against Covid-19 at our events here.

 

There will be drinks and a small selection of snacks available at the bar throughout the evening
Seated gigs offer disabled access within the first three rows inside the venue.
Standing gigs offer accessibility for disabled patrons in our mezzanine. We will always do our best to accommodate individual requirements, and other viewing options may be available at standing gigs following a risk assessment of the event.

Please click here for full accessibility information.

If you have any particular requirements or queries, please email us ahead of the event at access@metronome.uk.com.

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