Standing the test of time

LONDON - FEBRUARY 01:  Joan Armatrading poses with a guitar at the Born To Rock Exhibition at Harrods on February 1, 2007 in London, England. Guitars worth tens of millions of pounds were delivered by armoured security to the store and make up part of the Born To Rock Exhibition.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 01: Joan Armatrading poses with a guitar at the Born To Rock Exhibition at Harrods on February 1, 2007 in London, England. Guitars worth tens of millions of pounds were delivered by armoured security to the store and make up part of the Born To Rock Exhibition. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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Three times Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading is stopping off at The Grand in Lancaster this summer as part of a UK tour.

Described as one of Britain’s finest female artists that has stood the test of time, Joan’s career has spanned 42 years and she has produced 18 albums and a plethora of well known songs.

This will be her final major tour, where for the first time she will be performing solo, with a piano and guitar.

For almost two hours the 64-year-old Caribbean born musician will hold the stage, trawling through her career’s songbook, utilising various guitars (and playing techniques) and a piano.

She will be sharing some of the highlights of the last four decades and giving the audience a glimpse of her world.

She said: “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.”

The show takes place on Saturday August 15 at 7.30pm and tickets will go on sale on Monday March 16 at 10am.

Tickets are £29.50, available from the Grand Box Office on 01524 64695.