Joan Armatrading to Tour Winter 2013
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Joan Armatrading will be adding north america and australia to her current tour world tour, currently slated for february and march, 2013. Details of the tour (including dates and venues) and upcoming album release are scheduled to be announced shortly.
In 1973, Joan was named the outstanding New Artist of of that year in a critics’ poll in the trade magazine MUSIC WEEK. In 2007, Joan Armatrading became the first female UK artist, of any colour, to debut at number 1 in the Billboards Blues chart. In 2008, 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. 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. 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. All the while, no matter the accolade, Joan Armatrading has focused on the music.
“I write,” she says, “because I love it.