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Dean Friedman celebrates his 40th anniversary remastered album plus UK Tour – Well, Well.” said the Rocking Chair on April 13th. UK Tour – April-August, 2018

Dean Friedman, one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation – is returning this year to mark his 40th anniversary in the music business.  He will be celebrating with the digitally remastered, re-release of his 1978 ground breaking album “Well, Well,” said the Rocking Chair’ – releasedApril 13th on Real Life Records. 

Dean Friedman will also mark the milestone by performing the entire album ‘live’, on a 57 date UK tour.   Opening in Manchester at Matt & Phreds  on April 15th,   taking in London at The Pheasantry on  April 25th-26th and concluding at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout his  four decade recording career, including his classic hits:  ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’ and ‘Woman of Mine’, as well as selections from his last studio album, ’12 Songs’ –which was fan-funded.

On the UK  tour – there will be a chance for a fan to enter a competition Duet-with-Dean  on his biggest UK hit ‘Lucky Stars, live on stage;  Details here: http://www.deanfriedman.com/luckystarscontest.html

This year marks Friedman’s 15th appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where in addition to his regular concert runs, he’s written and produced several hit children’s musicals, including ‘Smelly Feet’ – a children’s musical that really stinks!

“Well, Well,” said the Rocking Chair

40th Anniversary Tour Dates below:- 


15           Manchester                          Matt & Phreds

18           Wolverhampton                  Robin 2

19           Bedford                                 Quarry Theatre

20           Hornchurch                           Fairkytes Arts Centre

26           East Hagbourne                    Fleur de Lys

28           Bridgwater                            Bridgwater Arts Centre

27           Isle of Wight                         The Quay

29           Havant                                   The Spring


3              Kendal                                    Brewery Arts

4              Bingley                                   Bingley Rugby Club

5              Liverpool                               Capstone Theatre

6              Gwynedd,                              Wales     Fairbourne Village Hall

9              Fishguard                               Theatr Gwaun

11           Pentyrch nr Cardiff              Acapela Studios

12           Reading                                  Shinfield Players Theatre

13           Bath                                        Mission Theatre

16           Harpenden                            Harpenden Hall

17-18     Birmingham                          Pizza Express Live

19           Leeds                                     City Varieties

20           Stockton-on-Tees                Georgian Theatre

23           Crawley                                 The Hawth

24-26     London                                  The Pheasantry

27           Maidstone                             Pizza Express Live


22           Belfast                                    Crumlin Road Gaol

23-24     Dublin                                    Arthur’s Pub


5              Eastleigh                                The Concorde

8              New Forest                           New Forest Folk Festival

11           Sheffield                                The Lantern

13           Bromsgrove                          Artrix

14           Rugby                                     Lawrence Sheriff School

15           Bishop’s Cleeve                    Tithe Barn

16-18     Henley on Thames               The Crooked Billet

20           Ilfracombe                            The Landmark

21           Penzance                               The Acorn

22           Exmouth                                Exmouth Pavilion

23           St Austell                               St Austell Arts Centre

27           Nottingham                          Theatre Royal

28           Rutland                                  SongFest

29           Rutland                                  Dean’s ‘Songwriting Masterclass’


3              Glasgow                                 Oran Mor

8-19        Edinburgh                              Fringe Festival

Tickets can be purchased direct via www.DeanFriedman.com or directly from the venue’s box office.  Ticket prices: £25.00-£27.50.  Doors Open: 7.00pm

About RJ Frometa

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