Legendary Scottish singer-songwriter, musician and actress Barbara Dickson has announced her farewell tour, set to take place in February 2024. After a musical odyssey of five decades, Barbara has decided to bid a fond farewell to her loyal fans with a string of final concerts with her much loved and exceptionally talented band.
Commenting on the announcement, Barbara reflects: “I played my first headline tour with full band in 1977. Now, for 2024, I’ve decided to make this one my last. A memorable occasion and a suitable celebration is required. Come and help us make this tour the most special of all”.
Emerging from the Scottish Folk Revival of the 1960s, she embarked on a successful solo career in the 1970s and 1980s with hits including ‘Answer Me’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, and ‘The Caravan Song’.
Throughout her career, Barbara has achieved countless accolades and has left an indelible mark on the music world and on the world of drama, earning two Olivier Award for her roles in ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Spend Spend Spend’. She was also awarded an OBE from Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 for Services to Music and Drama.
Barbara’s ability to effortlessly blend a range of genres, including folk, pop and rock, has earned her a legion of fans and critical acclaim. Little surprise then that Barbara became the biggest selling Scottish female album artist of all time, selling over 15 million albums.
As an actress, she has appeared in the award-winning theatre productions, ‘John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert’, ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Spend, Spend, Spend’. She was the original Mrs Johnstone and Willy Russell’s muse.
Barbara’s contribution to the music world has been immeasurable. She has inspired countless artists and has left an enduring legacy that will continue to resonate with generations to come.
These shows will allow fans to see and hear Barbara perform a wonderful range of material drawing on her folk roots as well as performing globally known hits.
11 February Edinburgh Festival Theatre
12 February Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
13 February Inverness Eden Court
16 February Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
17 February Gateshead Sage
18 February Halifax Victoria Theatre
20 February Birmingham Town Hall
21 February Milton Keynes The Stables
22 February London Cadogan Hall
24 February Manchester Bridgewater Hall