Grace Petrie at The Glee Birmingham

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Wed 6Mar
2024

Grace Petrie (14+)Glee Club Birmingham

It’s two years since CONNECTIVITY (2021) smashed into the top 40 and debuted at #1 in the UK download chart, propelling the fiercely independent GRACE PETRIE from critics’ choice to the main stages of major festivals and venues across Europe, Australia and Canada, mesmerising audiences with the ferocity of her socially urgent lyricism and the barnstorming power of her live show.
Now the songwriter is back - stronger, older and a whole lot angrier than ever before - on tour and with a new album SOMETHING BETTER, produced by Frank Turner.
Show Start: 8PM
This is a STANDING show - if you require a seat you must contact our Box Office - there is only a limited amount of accessibility seating which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All seating must be arranged with the Box Office prior to the event - no seating can be allocated on the evening.

Advance price

  • £18.00 Show Entry
  • + £2.00 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM

More info

  • Seating type Standing
  • Food available No
  • Minimum age 14+

Live Tour 2024

It’s two years since CONNECTIVITY (2021) smashed into the top 40 and debuted at #1 in the UK download chart, propelling the fiercely independent GRACE PETRIE from critics’ choice to the main stages of major festivals and venues across Europe, Australia and Canada, mesmerising audiences with the ferocity of her socially urgent lyricism and the barnstorming power of her live show.

For a seasoned road dog who spent almost 15 years clocking up tours with the likes of Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and Hannah Gadsby, the COVID lockdowns were like a cage for Petrie and when restrictions lifted, she hit the road harder than ever, armed with her most searing and successful record to date, and determined to make up for lost time.

Sell-out headline tours across the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand followed, with audiences from Melbourne to Toronto mesmerised by the ferocity of her socially urgent lyricism and the barnstorming power of her live show.

But travelling the globe hasn’t diminished her laser focus on the political issues plaguing the UK, with two more Prime Ministers, endless blunders and evermore division seen since she last swapped microphone for pen and paper.

Now the songwriter is back, on record and on tour – stronger, older and a whole lot angrier than ever before. As right-wing ideologues trade in suspicion and cynicism, tearing communities apart against a backdrop of crumbling public services, the ordinary folk of Britain continue to suffer the consequences of corruption and individualism.

From within this maelstrom of despair comes SOMETHING BETTER – the new, uncontainable album from Grace Petrie. Recorded raw and unflinchingly with folk-punk legend Frank Turner in the producer’s seat, SOMETHING BETTER is a return to blistering protest form for Britain’s most relevant political songwriter, a decade after being hailed as “a powerful new voice”, (The Guardian) and “a millennial’s Billy Bragg” (Huffington Post).

In a world that seems to make less sense than ever, these are songs made to both holler along to from the crowd barrier and to tear up with on a lonely light night train. A record for everyone whose broken heart beats for, and whose boots stomp in time with, the hope of a brighter tomorrow.

“An effervescent charm-bomb of a performer”

The New Yorker

‘She’s the urgent, pulsing, compassionate talent this world desperately needs.’

The Observer

‘She writes the sort of songs you want to pin the lyrics of on your bedroom wall, or on the office door, to remind you and everyone else who might read them what is important and true’

Buzz Magazine