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Richard Thompson

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Richard Thompson

Ship to Shore Tour 2024

Plus Special Guest JONATHA BROOKE


 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Doors: 7:00 pm/ Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets: $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, $89.50

Scottish Rite Auditorium Member Presale: Thursday, January 18 (available to Scottish Rite Auditorium Members only for purchase on etix and at the Box Office)

General On sale: Friday, January 19, at 10 am

 

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ABOUT

“THE FINEST ROCK SONGWRITER AFTER DYLAN AND THE BEST ELECTRIC GUITARIST SINCE HENDRIX.” 
– LOS ANGELES TIMES

Richard Thompson’s musical influence cannot be overstated.  Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60s, he and his bandmates invented the distinctive strain of British Folk Rock.  He left the group by the age of 21 which was followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist.  In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.  The Los Angeles Times called him the finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix and Rolling Stone has named him one of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time.  He has received lifetime achievement awards for songwriting from Britain’s BBC Awards, the Americana Music Association, and was awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello Award.  His song “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Greatest Songs Since 1923.”  A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s songs including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Jones, David Byrne, Don Henley, Los Lobos, and many more.  His massive body of work includes many Grammy nominated albums as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man.  Thompson’s genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar along with engaging energy and onstage wit continue to earn him new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos and writers in Folk Rock history.

The Scottish Rite Auditorium Box Office and etix are the only authorized sellers for this performance. The tickets that are available on etix are a separate inventory from those available at the Box Office and have a separate fee structure. Box Office tickets can be purchased over the phone or in person.

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