Richard Thompson - One of the UK's Most Celebrated Songwriters
One of the most highly regarded songwriters of all time, this iconic musician also has a stellar reputation as a live performer. His unparalleled mastery of guitar has seen him become the go-to guy for scores of top acts looking for a new hit, earning him a number of awards and accolades over his half century in the business.
Whatever your tastes, you're sure to learn something new about music by seeing this celebrated artist live. So browse the listings above for Richard Thompson tickets to ensure you don't miss his upcoming dates.
Richard Thompson Biography - Fairport Convention to OBE-Honoured
Born in 1949 to a family of musicians, Thompson was introduced to rock 'n' roll at an early age, with Les Paul and Jerry Lee Lewis included among his earlier inspirations. With so many influences surrounding him it wouldn't be long until the young performer formed his own professional band, Fairport Convention. The group came to prominence mainly through his guitar playing, encouraging the musician to embark on his own solo project in 1971. A year later he released his debut solo album, Henry the Human Fly, which marked the beginning of what would become a lucrative career for the singer.
Known for his hilariously dark lyrics and unique 'pick and finger' technique, the soloist has been an inspiration for a whole generation of musicians, with The Futureheads, Robert Plant and Elvis Costello all having recorded his compositions. He has been awarded numerous prizes over the years, including an Ivor Novello award and an OBE for his services to music. Hear his genre-straddling sounds live by purchasing Richard Thompson tickets securely online at StubHub, part of the world's largest ticket marketplace.