Sheffield: Richard Hawley is coming home to play first gig in the city for two years

Richard Hawley will headline Sheffield Arena Steel Hall next week
Richard Hawley will headline Sheffield Arena Steel Hall next week

Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley is coming home next week for first hometown gig in the city for more than two years.

The 13-date tour comes on the back of the release of his eighth studio album Hollow Meadows, and will be his longest UK tour in three years.

His Sheffield date, at the Motorpoint Arena on Friday, November 6, will also be his largest ever hometown show and his first headline show at the venue.

He will be performing at the reduced-capacity venue The Steel Hall, bringing the audience closer to the event.

He has previously appeared on the main Arena stage with Pulp, Elbow, Paul Weller and REM.

Recorded at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studio, Hollow Meadows came out in September.

It sees Hawley return to the classic, sophisticated song-writing and subtle arrangements that made him so widely loved and revered in the first place as he meditates on such themes as ageing, fallibility and relationships.

It also features some notable guests from the UK folk scene, Martin Simpson and Nancy Kerr, plus his old friend Jarvis Cocker, and the Hick Street Chip Shop Singers, who are made up of various Sheffield luminaries, including Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor.

The first track to debut from the album, Which Way is available to listen to now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtI9ibk9gpU

Tickets priced £27.50 are available now through the Arena ticket hotline on 0114 2565656, or online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk

Tickets are £26.25 when purchased in person from the Arena Box Office.