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Terms And Conditions

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Welcome to the "Site", owned by Joan Armatrading. ("we," "us" "our" ). The following terms of use ("Terms") govern your use of Joan Armatrading Site.


Eligibility and Approval

We, in our sole absolute discretion, will have the right to refuse to allow you to become a newsletter subscriber. Without limitation of the foregoing, will accept only one newsletter request per person. If we determine that a single person has joined (or attempted to join) more than once, or if we receive multiple newsletter applications from a single and/or cluster of e-mail addresses verified to single user, we reserve the right to cancel all applicable newsletters.

You must be at least 18 years of age to become a to receive our newsletter. We do not allow children under the age of 13 access to newsletters. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you may receive newsletters with the consent of your parent or legal guardian. By becoming a newsletter subscriber, you represent and warrant: (i) that you are at least 18 years of age or (ii) that, as parent or guardian, you agree to these terms and our privacy policy and authorize your child who is between the age of 13 and 18 to use this site, subject to your responsibility for their conduct.

Representations And Warranties

You hereby represent and warrant to us that: (i) you have the full power and authority to enter into and perform under these Terms, (ii) your use the Site will not infringe the copyright, trademark, right of publicity or any other legal right of any third party, and (iii) you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in using the Site and in engaging in all other activities arising from, relating to or connected with these Terms



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If you wish to receive our free newsletter you must create sign up for the newsletter through the Site through our online registration process. In doing so, you agree to: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration process (such information being the "Registration Data") and (ii) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

IP Address Ownership

We shall maintain and control ownership of all IP numbers and addresses that may be assigned to you by us and we reserve, in our sole discretion, the right to change or remove any and all such IP numbers and addresses.


Prohibited Purchases & Sales. We reserve the right to block access to or cancel a ticket order of any user that we believe, in our sole and absolute discretion: (i) is or is associated with any ticket broker or scalper, (ii) is utilizing automated means to process or place ticket orders, or (iii) whose ticket order exceeds the stated limit.

Ticket Limitations. When purchasing tickets, you may be limited to a specified number of tickets for each event (also known as a "ticket limit"). This ticket limit is set at our sole discretion and the quantity is verified with every transaction. The ticket limits can vary by event and/or newsletter subscriber. We urge you to read the applicable rules, which are linked from the particular activity.

Ticket Sales are Final/Cancelled Events. All ticket sales are final. There can be no exchanges or refunds after a ticket has been purchased or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Cancelled and postponed events will, at our sole discretion, be rescheduled or refunded. Event dates, times, venues and subject matter, which are listed on the ticket, are subject to change. It is up to you to verify the most recent changes. Tickets may be substituted with comparable or better seat locations. Actual seat and row numbers may vary from those purchased on the Site. We reserve the right to determine what constitutes a "comparable" or "better" ticket for substitution purposes.



User Content

Please understand that if you upload or post content to you are granting us an implied license to publish it in full or in part anywhere on the website. For our part, we respect your ownership rights and will only use your content on and we will never sell, license or give it to any third party. We appreciate your contributions to the site.

You agree not to submit or post any User Content that: (i) infringes the rights of a third party, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, rights of privacy and publicity, (ii) is libelous, defamatory or slanderous, (iii) condones, promotes, contains or links to warez, cracks, hacks or similar utilities or programs, (iv) is pornographic or sexually explicit, (v) does or may denigrate or offend any ethnic, racial, gender, religious or other protected group, through use of language, images, stereotypical depiction or otherwise, (vi) is designed to or does harass, threaten, defame or abuse others, (vii) exploits minors in a sexual or violent manner, (viii) promotes, condones or encourages illegal activity or (ix) is generally offensive or in bad taste.

You agree that all of your User Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is your sole responsibility. User Content does not necessarily reflect our views or opinions. We shall not be liable to you or any third party in any way for any User Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Site.

We generally do not pre-screen, pre-edit or otherwise control User Content and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of User Content. By using the Site, you agree to assume this risk. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor interactions between you and other users of the Site or take any other action in good faith to restrict access to or the availability of any material that we or another user may consider to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable.

You agree to respect the rights of others and exercise good judgment. Without limitation, you agree not to: (i) engage in unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or any other form of solicitation, including, without limitation, "pyramid schemes" or the distribution of promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," or "chain letters," (ii) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, (iii) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted through the Site, (iv) make available, introduce into or direct to the Site any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, (v) interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site, (vi) violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rules or regulations, including, without limitation, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, (vii) "stalk" or otherwise harass another person, (viii) "deep link" to any portion of the Site, (ix) collect or store personal data about other users, (x) use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained thereon or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior express written permission, (xi) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, (xii) display any of the Site in a frame (or any of our content via in-line links), (xiii) engage in any activity that interferes with any third party's ability to use or enjoy the Site, (xiv) assist any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by these T erms, or (xv) solicit personal information from, harm or attempt to harm minors, in any way.

You will be considered in violation if you (or others using your account) do any of the following: Post, transmit, promote, or distribute content that is illegal. Thou shall not disrupt the flow of chat in chat rooms, or discussions threads with vulgar language, abusiveness, hitting the return key repeatedly or inputting large images so the screen goes by too fast to read, etc. User may not impersonate another, member (including celebrities), attempt to get a password, other account information, or other private information from a member, dominate this website with their views, or those who use it for harassment or with malice towards anyone, posts that overtake other users posts, Making repetitive posts in the Message Forum or News Comments, Posting advertising on the website, and trying to solicit money for charity, After being banned return under another username, You register and then delete your email address.


You also acknowledge that may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Site, including without limitation, limiting the maximum number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded content will be retained by the Site, the maximum number of email messages that may be sent from or received by an account on the Site, the maximum size of any email message that may be sent from or received by an account on the Site, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on servers on your behalf, the maximum length of time that an IP address will be assigned for your use, the maximum throughput of traffic from the Internet or associated service (e.g., Usenet, email, web hosting), and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Site in a given period of time. You agree that has no responsibility or liability for the deletion, for failure to store or to deliver any messages and other communications, for the modification or malformation of data communications over the Site, or for other content maintained or transmitted by the Site. You acknowledge that reserves the right to log off accounts that are, or disconnect a session that is, inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time without advanced notice.

Commercial Use

You agree not to use the Site for any commercial purpose, such as conducting sales of merchandise or services of any kind. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not resell or link to other sites for the purpose of selling merchandise of any kind.

CPU Usage

You agree that you shall not use excessive amounts of CPU processing on any of our servers. Any violation of this policy may result in corrective action by us, in our sole discretion, including assessment of additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any and all Services, or termination of this Agreement. In the event that we elect to take any corrective action, you shall not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid in advance prior to such corrective action.

Proprietary Rights

You agree that all content and materials available on the Site are protected by rights of publicity, copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Unless expressly authorized by us, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from materials or content available on the Site. Notwithstanding the above, you may use the content and materials on the Site in the course of your normal, personal, non-commercial use of the Site.

Intellectual Property Rights Policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask our users to do the same. We will, in our sole and absolute discretion, terminate the account or use privileges of any user who repeatedly violates the rights of others.


We reserve the right at any time to suspend, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of the Site or newsletter subscription with or without prior notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any suspension, modification or discontinuance. expressly reserves the right to immediately modify, suspend or terminate your account and refuse current or future use of any service, including newsletter subscriptions in the following situations: (a) if in its sole discretion believes you have violated or tried to violate the rights of others; or (b) if we become aware of information indicating a safety concern for you, other users, or the general public, or (c) if in its sole discretion, believes that you have acted inconsistently with the spirit or letter of the TOS or these Additional Terms. Newsletter subscription and their benefits are offered at the discretion of and has the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Newsletter service, in whole or in part for any reason, at its sole discretion, with or without notice to you. You agree that will not be liable to you or any third party for any modifications or discontinuance of the newsletter service.

We, in our sole and absolute discretion, may terminate your access to the Site or your account for any reason, including, without limitation, your breach of these Terms, with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party. Upon such termination, we: (i) may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in such accounts and/or bar any further access to such account or files, without liability to you or any third party for doing so or (ii) the newsletter subscription is a free service and no monies are refunded for a free service.



Your use of the site is at your sole risk. The site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Joan Armatrading site expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Joan Armatrading site makes no warranty that (i) the site will meet your requirements, (ii) the site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the site will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the site will meet your expectations, or that (v) any errors in any data or software will be corrected.

All messages posted to the website are solely the opinion and responsibility of the poster, and not (Joan Armatrading site ). Joan Armatrading site has the right and ability to log into any users account for the purpose of troubleshooting, investigating complaints, or any other purpose for the daily operation of the website.This website and the servers and other equipment used to host and maintain it are private property. These Terms of Use have been instituted both to protect the integrity of this property, and to create and maintain a respectful environment conducive to the enjoyment of fans. Therefore, in the event of a violation of these Terms of Use, we reserve the right to fully investigate such violation(s) and take all such actions as we deem prudent or necessary based upon our evaluation of the violation(s). Without limiting the foregoing, we reserve the right to contact law enforcement, track the IP address from which any violation is made, contact the owner of such IP address in order to identify any violator, prevent any violator from further access to this site, and to take any or all such actions (including legal action) as we deem appropriate to the circumstances. If you disagree or cannot comply with these Terms of Use, please do not use the site. All reports of suspicious actions should be e-mailed to (artist site) directly, to avoid accidental harm to innocent parties.

You expressly understand and agree that we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the site; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods or services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the site; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the site; or (v) any other matter relating to the site.

Links and Third-Party Services

Any third-party links, services, resources or information provided on or made available through the site are not controlled by us. Accordingly, we make no warranties regarding such third-party links, services, resources or information, including without limitation, warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability or non-infringement and will not be liable for your use of or reliance on such third-party services, resources or information.

Force Majeure

We will not be liable to you or any third party for failure or delay in performing our obligations hereunder if such failure or delay is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, terrorism, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services (including DNS propagation), failure of third party software or hardware or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of the Site.


You agree to indemnify and hold the Joan Armatrading site as well as their subsidiaries, affiliates, owners, associates, licensees, licensors, officers, agents and other partners and employees (the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from any claim, demand, action, damage, loss, cost or expense, including without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred in connection with any suit or proceeding brought against any of the Indemnified Parties arising out of your use of the Site or alleging facts or circumstances that could constitute a breach of any provision of these Terms by you. If you are obligated to indemnify any of the Indemnified Parties, such party will have the right, in its sole and exclusive discretion, to control any action or proceeding and determine whether they wish to settle it, and if so, on what terms.

The Site is based in and operated from the United Kingdom. Information which you send to us by email or which we gather from you when you visit our website is held and processed in the United Kingdom. These Terms shall be binding upon and inure to our benefit, and the our successors, and assigns. You may not assign these Terms without our prior written consent. These Terms contain the entire understanding of the parties regarding their subject matter, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between the parties regarding their subject matter. The Terms and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom without regard to any conflict of law provisions. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms shall operate as a waiver thereof. The invalidity or unenforceability of any of these Terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other of these Terms, all of which shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or your use of the Site will be submitted to confidential binding arbitration in the United Kingdom. Arbitration under these Terms will be conducted under the prevailing rules of the The United Kingdom Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Terms will be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate the intellectual property rights of the Joan Armatrading site , these persons or entities may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in the United Kingdom, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.


We will have the right to collect, share and use your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference in these Terms. In addition, the Joan Armatrading site may have access to and use of information you provide in connection with your membership to the Joan Armatrading Online community and or free newsletter subscription service. Use includes, but is not limited to, sending email newsletters, updates or content related to Joan Armatrading site . These messages may be required as part of subscriber to newsletter and or Joan Armatrading Online community, at the discretion of the Joan Armatrading site.

Joan Armatrading site understands the concerns that its newsletter subscribers and other users of its web site (the "Site") have about the collection, use, and disclosure of their Personal Information while online. Accordingly, we have established this Privacy Policy to make you aware of the information collection and sharing practices of the Site. This Privacy Policy only applies to transactions made and data gathered on the Site and does not apply to any other web site or offline point of contact between us and you. By visiting the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically as we may update it from time to time.

Your IP Address

Like most e-commerce websites, each time you visit the Site, we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. We use this information to administer and optimize the Site for you and to diagnose problems with our Site. We use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.

CookiesLike most websites, the Site uses cookies to keep track of your purchases and other activity on the Site and enhance your experience on the Site. We also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password, and if you choose, to save other personal and financial information so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site. Third parties advertisers on the Site may also place cookies on your browser. If you wish to disable these cookies, the "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how. However, if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas on the Site.

Personal Information

In some cases, we will collect information from you that can be used to personally identify you, such as your name, address, phone number, email address, purchase history, and credit card number ("Personal Information").

We collect Personal Information when you sign up to receive newsletters, request information regarding an event we sponsor, enter contests, open an account, purchase products, and otherwise as needed to fulfill your requests for information, products, and services. When we collect this information, you will know it because you will need to submit this information to us in order to open your account or receive the information, product, or service you requested. We use your Personal Information for our internal purposes, such as maintaining the Site and fulfilling your requests for products, services, and information. We also use your Personal Information to send you information, offers and other promotional materials from us and selected third parties. We carefully select the information we send to you and attempt to send you offers that are of value to you, such as discounts, exclusive offers or special event information. We provide you with the option of declining to receive offers from us by "opting-out" of receipt of this type of communication. Generally, we will not send you communications on behalf of third parties unless we add our Joan Armatrading site brand to those communications.

We share your Personal Information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, order fulfillment and sweepstakes and promotional fulfillment. We do not authorize these entities to use your information for any other purpose.. We may select certain third parties with whom we will share your Personal Information so that they can communicate directly with you about their products and services. We attempt to carefully select these third parties and the specific offers they intend to communicate to you so that you will receive high quality, valuable and relevant offers. We generally do not authorize third parties (except our Event Partners) to communicate with you without adding our brand to the communication. The Site provides you with the option of declining to have your Personal Information shared with these selected third parties. We will also provide your Personal Information to a third party if you purchase products or services offered by third parties on the Site (such
as magazine subscriptions). Your Personal Information may be shared with a third party in the event of a transfer of ownership, assets or a bankruptcy of Joan Armatrading site . We may also disclose your Personal Information as required or permitted by law, to protect the interests or safety of Joan Armatrading site or a third party, or to prevent an emergency. Any third party with whom we share your Personal Information is authorized to use your Personal Information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your Personal Information by them.

Warning About Online Disclosure of Information

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information online in a publicly accessible area, such as in a message board or chat room, that information may be collected and used by others. We do not control the actions of our users. If you disclose Personal Information in your profile, message board, or any other publicly accessible place on the Internet, you do so at your own risk and should understand that your submitted information may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements, or for other purposes. Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any password you use to register, and you should always be careful and responsible whenever disclosing information online.


If any provision of these additional terms or any document incorporated by reference is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the such documents remain in full force and effect.
Sunday, 18 September 2011 08:52

Jersey Gig Review

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Saturday, 10 September 2011 06:45

Download Chord Charts

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Chord charts are available for immeadiate download on purchase from the Joan Armatrading Online Store which is a separate section to clothing.
Click the link below to purchase and download chord charts to all of Joan's songs. You will also make your payments to the downloadable charts as a separate order from any clothing items and CD/DVDs bought.

Click Here To Purchase Chord Charts

Monday, 28 March 2011 08:41


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Tuesday, 29 March 2011 12:19


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QUOTE: Joan Says

'I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake.
For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar and piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one to one experience. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience.'




    Joan is honoured to be the only none South African Artist on the bill for this series of concerts in Johannesburg in celebration of the country's 20 years of democracy.

    24/4/2015 Wednesday Joburg Theatre Johannesburg notavailable buyticket
    25/4/2015 Thursday Joburg Theatre Johannesburg notavailable buyticket
    26/4/2015 Friday Joburg Theatre (Afternoon) Johannesburg notavailable buyticket
    26/4/2015 Friday Joburg Theatre (Evening) Johannesburg notavailable buyticket
    27/4/2015 Saturday Joburg Theatre Johannesburg notavailable buyticket
  • 2014 UK TOUR DATES - Joan will be touring solo playing guitar and piano More dates will be added for Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Please scroll down for 2015 european dates.
    24/09/2014 Wednesday The Maltings Berwick notavailable buyticket
    25/09/2014 Thursday The Buccleuch Centre Langholm notavailable buyticket
    27/09/2014 Saturday The Muni Colne notavailable buyticket
    28/09/2014 Sunday Theatre by the lake Keswick notavailable buyticket
    29/09/2014 Monday Arts Centre Pocklington notavailable buyticket
    30/09/2014 Tuesday The Key Peterborough notavailable buyticket
    02/10/2014 Thursday Capital Theatre Horsham buyticket buyticket
    03/10/2014 Friday Octagon Yeovil buyticket buyticket
    04/10/2014 Saturday City Hall Salisbury buyticket buyticket
    05/10/2014 Sunday Shanklin Theatre Shanklin IOW buyticket buyticket
    07/10/2014 Tuesday Hall For Cornwall Truro buyticket buyticket
    08/10/2014 Wednesday Playhouse Weston S Mare buyticket buyticket
    09/10/2014 Thursday Theatre Severn Shrewsbury buyticket buyticket
    10/10/2014 Friday Parr Hall Warrington buyticket buyticket
    12/10/2014 Sunday Lighthouse Poole buyticket buyticket
    13/10/2014 Monday The Riverfront Newport buyticket buyticket
    14/10/2014 Tuesday Grand Theatre Swansea buyticket buyticket
    15/10/2014 Wednesday The Courtyard Hereford buyticket buyticket
    17/10/2014 Friday Gaiety Theatre Ayr buyticket buyticket
    18/10/2014 Saturday Carnegie Hall Dunfermline buyticket buyticket
    19/10/2014 Sunday Eden Court Inverness buyticket buyticket
    20/10/2014 Monday Concert Hall Perth buyticket buyticket
    21/10/2014 Tuesday

    Albert Halls

    Bolton buyticket buyticket
    23/10/2014 Thursday Apex Bury St Edmunds buyticket buyticket
    24/10/2014 Friday Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage buyticket buyticket
    25/10/2014 Saturday Ashcroft Theatre Croydon buyticket buyticket
    26/10/2014 Sunday Grand Theatre Wolverhampton buyticket buyticket
    28/10/2014 Tuesday The Stables Milton Keynes buyticket buyticket
    29/10/2014 Wednesday The Stables Milton Keynes buyticket buyticket
    30/10/2014 Thursday Wycombe Swan High Wycombe buyticket buyticket
    31/10/2014 Friday Concorde Eastleigh notavailable buyticket
    02/11/2014 Sunday Assembly Rooms Lemington Spa buyticket buyticket
    03/11/2014 Monday Opera House Buxton buyticket buyticket
    04/11/2014 Tuesday Royall Hall Harrowgate buyticket buyticket
    06/11/2014 Thursday Towngate Basildon buyticket buyticket
    07/11/2014 Friday Pavilion New Brighton buyticket buyticket
    08/11/2014 Saturday Newark Palace Theatre buyticket buyticket
    09/11/2014 Sunday Gala Durham buyticket buyticket
    11/11/2014 Tuesday The Orchard Dartford buyticket buyticket
    12/11/2014 Wednesday G Live Guildford buyticket buyticket
    13/11/2014 Thursday The Anvil Basingstoke buyticket buyticket
    14/11/2014 Friday Arena St Albans buyticket buyticket
    15/11/2014 Saturday The Spinney Theatre Northampton buyticket buyticket
    16/11/2014 Sunday St Andrews Hall Norwich buyticket buyticket
    18/11/2014 Tuesday Wyvern Theatre Swindon buyticket buyticket
    19/11/2014 Wednesday De Montfort Hall Leicester buyticket buyticket
    20/11/2014 Thursday Hawth Crawley buyticket buyticket
    21/11/2014 Friday Corn Exchange Exeter buyticket buyticket
    22/11/2014 Saturday Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells buyticket buyticket
    23/11/2014 Sunday De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill buyticket buyticket
    24/11/2014 Monday Hexagon Reading buyticket buyticket
    25/11/2014 Tuesday Town Hall Cheltenham buyticket buyticket
    28/11/2014 Friday Park and Dare Treorchy notavailable buyticket
    29/11/2014 Saturday Cheese and Grain Frome notavailable buyticket
    30/11/2014 Sunday West Cliff Theatre Clacton-on-Sea notavailable buyticket
    01/12/2014 Monday The Apex Bury St Edmunds notavailable buyticket
    2015 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES More dates will be added for Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Please check back soon.
    20/01/2015 Tuesday Boerderij NL - Zoetermeer notavailable buyticket
    25/01/2015 Sunday Music Hall Worpswede notavailable buyticket
    26/01/2015 Monday Rosenhof Osnabrück notavailable buyticket
    27/01/2015 Tuesday Konzerthalle Bad Salzuflen notavailable buyticket
    28/01/2015 Wednedsay Centralstation Darmstadt notavailable buyticket
    31/01/2015  Saturday KuFa Krefeld notavailable buyticket
    01/02/2015 Sunday Kulturetage Oldenburg notavailable buyticket
    04/02/2015 Wednesday Capitol Mannheim notavailable buyticket
    05/02/2015 Thursday Jazzhaus Freiburg notavailable buyticket
    06/02/2015 Friday Mühle Hunzikeen CH - Rubigen notavailable buyticket
    08/02/2015 Sunday Kantine Köln notavailable buyticket
    09/02/2105 Monday Theatre Rabozaal NL - Heerlen notavailable buyticket
    14/02/2015 Saturday Metropool NL - Hengelo notavailable buyticket
    15/02/2014 Sunday Oosterpoort NL - Groningen notavailable buyticket
    16/02/2015 Monday Fabrik Hamburg notavailable buyticket
    18/02/2015 Wednesday Tollhaus Karlsruhe notavailable buyticket
    19/02/2015 Thursday Scala Theater Ludwigsburg notavailable buyticket
    20/02/201 Friday Haberkasten / Neues Theater Mühldorf notavailable buyticket


Tuesday, 29 March 2011 11:30


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Joan Armatrading - Biography

Joan will be on tour in 2014 and 2015. See tour page for details

A Quote From Joan
"I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake.
For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar and piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one to one experience. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience".



Once again Joan will be taking some LocalTalent on her UK tour. Read the story below.

In early 2011 Joan started a search for a regional singer songwriter to open the show in their home town or city on her 2012 UK and Ireland tour. Literally hundreds of regional up and coming singer-songwriters sent in demo tracks to be considered for the tour dates and it really was a mammoth task choosing the final 56, the quality was simply astounding. By late 2011 the final 56 had been chosen. As far as possible each singer songwriter on the tour represented their local area but in some cases, especially where the quality was very high and it was difficult to choose a single act, some were offered the chance to play in a different location.

That was Joan's 2012 tour now in 2014 Joan will once again take some of these fine LocalTalent artists on the road with her in the UK
Visit the LocalTalent website to find out more

in 1973 Joan was named the outstanding New Artist of of that year in a critics' poll in the trade magazine MUSIC WEEK
Joan Armatrading became the very first UK female singer/songwriter, of any colour, to gain international success.

In 2007
Joan Armatrading became the first female UK artist, of any colour, to debut at number 1 in the Billboards Blues chart
Joan Armatrading became the first ever female UK artist, of any colour, to be nominated for a Grammy in blues category

All the while, no matter the accolade, Joan Armatrading has focused on the music.
"I write," she says, "because I love it.

Three times Grammy nominated, two times Brit nominated, winner of a coveted Ivor Novello Award, winner of the Gold Badge Ward, singer/songwriter JOAN ARMATRADING MBE has come a long way since her birth in the West Indies and her upbringing in Birmingham. With 20 stunning albums to her credit including her new album, Starlight released in 2012, Joan's subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world.
Known as a true craftsman, her distinctive vocals and consummate musicianship – she has arranged as well as played every instrument, with the exception of drums on the last three albums – have led to unanimous, widespread and, perhaps most importantly, consistent critical acclaim. Effortlessly eclectic, her sound has ranged from jazz to true soul to sophisticated pop driven by her passionate guitar.

In musical terms Joan Armatrading has achieved what performers dream of - she has constantly played, with some of the finest musicians around. She has received countless gold, platinum and silver discs, she has figured large in VH1's Top 100 voted poll The Most Influential Woman In Rock…..But more than that Joan has been honoured by the Queen receiving an MBE.

In 2008, one month from her 58th birthday, Joan ran her first marathon. She ran the New York marathon of 26.24 miles and helped to raise £76,000 for her chosen charity.

In addition, she has performed for Nelson Mandela, twice. Joan performed on his 70th birthday at Wembley. Then again in 2001 she was asked by the LSE, to perform "The Messenger" the tribute song she had been invited to compose for him. Mr. Mandela danced throughout the performance. Joan has been given the keys to Sydney, is Patron of various charities, has presented and continues to present BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2 series.

Joan was made an Honorary Fellow of the John Moores University of Liverpool (2000). Joan was also made an Honorary Fellow of Northampton University (14th November 2003) She has received a Doctorate in Music from the University of Birmingham (12th December 2002, an Honorary degree from Aston University in 2006 and on the 25th of June 2008 Joan received an Honorary Degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Moreover, after years of committed studying, Joan achieved a goal she had held since childhood, she gained her BA Honours after studying history from the Open University – a feat very few other working artists would attempt, let alone while on tour (she took her final exam the day after the last gig of her 2000 dates).

Joan Armatrading's dedication to her studies while consistently producing wonderful uplifting music says much about the woman, her vision and her commitment to excellence.
Born in St Kitts in the West Indies on December 9th 1950 and moving to England when she was seven, she took her first musical steps on her mother's piano. Although her father had a guitar it was strictly out of bounds so when Joan saw one for £3 in a pawn shop window she pestered her mother to barter two old prams they no longer used. She taught herself to play and began writing songs at the age of 14.
Her debut album, "Whatever's For Us", released on Cube Records in1972 and produced by the late great Gus Dudgeon, was critically acclaimed and saw Joan voted as best newcomer. In 1974, Joan signed to A&M world-wide and the career that has followed has witnessed a plethora of classic and memorable songs – "Love and Affection", "Down To Zero", "Drop the Pilot", "Me Myself I"…..

Joan has worked with members of Little Feat, Fairport Convention, XTC, the Police and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Musicians such as Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones), Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) Tony Levin (King Crimson), Manu Katche (Sting), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty), Mark Knopfler and stalwart Greg Phillingames have all joined her in the studio while her list of producers is impressive – Glyn Johns, Gus Dudgeon, Steve Lillywhite, David Tickle to name but a few.
The first non-jazz artist to play at London's Ronnie Scott's in the main room, Joan has many distinctions to her credit. A long time Ambassador and performer for the Prince's Trust, she lends her support to various charities across the world. In December 1998 she released a CD, "Lullabies With A Difference" in aid of PACES, a charity for children with Cerebral Palsy.

In 1996 Joan was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection while a platinum CD was received for her part in the BBC's "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed.
March 2003 saw the release of the "Lovers Speak" album featuring 14 tracks in all written arranged and produced by Joan. In addition, with the exception of drums and horns, she played every instrument herself. An exceptional CD that combined strong upbeat melodies, riffs that stuck in your head and passionate, stirring soulful ballads, it was the result of a long-held desire to make a truly solo album.

In 2007 - JOAN ARMATRADING - hugely influential and pioneering British singer-songwriter released "Into the Blues" the blues album that she had always wanted to write and record.
The album debuted at #1 in The Billboard Blues Chart. Joan Armatrading was the first ever UK Female Artist, to do this. The CD remained at #1 for 12 consecutive weeks. She was nominated for a Grammy in this category. Again Joan Armatrading was the first ever UK Female Artist to do this. In 2007-2008 Joan toured the world with the success of "Into the Blues" which culminated in the release of the deluxe edition of "Into The Blues CD & DVD" which showed Joan at her best – live on stage, performing material that spanned her illustrious career.

This "creative force" spent 2009 writing and recording new material. You would think that this would be enough. It seems not!! Being such an accomplished guitarist, Joan decided to do a series of 5 interviews, for the BBC, with other guitarists to discuss their different styles and influences.
The sainted quintet of guitarists were an eclectic throng. Mark Knopfler, originally of Dire Straits, is an obvious rocker, John Williams, the classical axeman best known for the tremulous "Cavatina" on the soundtrack to The Deer Hunter, Bonnie Raitt, the flame-haired country singer of "Love Has no Pride", Bert Jansch, the rumpled veteran folkie of Pentangle, the late-1960s band and  Russell Lissack, the twenty something, floppy-fringed Essex vegetarian from Bloc Party. Again this series has had hugely positive reviews.

In 2010 she released another fine work which headed straight to number 1 in the Amazon overall download chart. THIS CHARMING LIFE is a collection of eleven new compositions that saw Joan return to a more rock/pop format, both commercial yet also contemporary. From the anthemic opener and title track This Charming Life that, has hit single written all over it, to the hard rocking Heading Back To New York City and the "hands in the air" Best Dress On, Joan is back with an album that appeals to fans old and new. A consummate performer, Joan Armatrading is indeed the whole package, an excellent song writer, a powerful vocalist and as a guitarist, she is certainly one of the best  players of today.

In 2012 Joan released her 20th CD a jazz flavoured album called Starlight