(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes English guitarist, singer, and songwriter Richard Thompson on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 7:00pm. Richard Thompson was a pioneer of ‘60s British folk-rock as a member of the storied Fairport Convention. He’s known worldwide for his masterful musicianship and darkly witty lyrics that range from coffee-bitter to hymnal-haunting.
Over a storied career, he’s released dozens of albums, toured extensively, and even received the OBE from Queen Elizabeth. His influence can’t be overstated—his music has been covered by everybody from Robert Plant, Don Henley, and Elvis Costello to REM, Sleater-Kinney, and David Byrne. He joins us fresh off his all-star 70th birthday bash at London’s Royal Albert Hall, where he was lauded by rock royalty including Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and Loudon Wainwright III.
“The finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix,” said LA Times. In April 2021, his memoir Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975 was released. In this moving and immersive memoir, he recreates the spirit of the 1960s, where he found, and then lost, and then found his way again.
Tickets range from $55-$75 and are available for purchase online, by calling 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office at 1 Center Street, Newark. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 6th at 10:00am.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.