ONE of Sheffield’s best loved sons has announced a 12-date tour following the release of his latest album.
Mercury Prize-nominated Richard Hawley (pictured) will play the Sheffield Octagon on October 11 as part of his nationwide tour.
In the two decades that have elapsed since Hawley abandoned band life full-time, first with The Longpigs and then as Pulp’s guitarist, the 52-year-old songwriter has forged one of the most diverse careers in modern music, which recently saw his music inspire a new musical, Standing at the Sky’s Edge at Sheffield Crucible.
As well as releasing a string of solo albums that have managed the rare feat of being both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, Hawley has worked with a host of impressive collaborators — friends such as Arctic Monkeys, Manic Street Preachers, Elbow and Paul Weller.
His new album Further marks a departure for Hawley who has, to date, named all his albums after Sheffield icons or landmarks.
Tickets are on sale now at www.richardhawley.co.uk.