Record label Yep Roc is planning a lavish re-release of several early Bragg albums in late February, and he’ll come to the U.S. to show his appreciation the following month.
Bragg will land March 17 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, where he’ll be a featured speaker as well as a performer for two days. Then it’s off to Minneapolis, Chicago and beyond, with dates scheduled through March 27, including two in a row at Alexandria, Va.’s Birchmere.
In April and May, he’ll tour the U.K., with an Ireland date on the books for early June.
Yep Roc is reissuing each of Bragg’s first four releases, both individually and as a 7-disc box set that also features two DVDs. Each release is remastered and includes a second disc of bonus material.
Bragg last toured the U.S. in November 2003, appearing with Steve Earle, Lester Chambers, Janeane Garofalo and others on the Tell Us The Truth Tour.