40th anniversary of Power in the Darkness
Born in Cambridge in 1950, Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970s as a musician and LGBT activist with the Tom Robinson Band. In 1977 the band's Top 5 debut release '2-4-6-8 Motorway' became one of the landmark singles of the UK punk era.
Tom had further success as a solo artist with hits 'War Baby' and 'Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio', and co-writing songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Dan Hartman. His last studio album Only The Now (2015) was supported by festival dates at Latitude, Green Man and headlining the Left Field stage at Glastonbury. Tom also hosts three shows a week on BBC Radio 6 Music, has served for 10 years on the Ivor Novello Awards committee and was awarded a fellowship of LIPA in recognition of his support for new music with BBC Introducing.
Tom's debut album Power In The Darkness was launched 40 years ago in Victoria Park, London in front of 80,000 people at Rock Against Racism's legendary Carnival Against The Nazis. The album went gold in the UK and Japan and was followed by a 28-date UK tour with the Stiff Little Fingers as guest support act.
2018 sees the 40th anniversary of that breakthrough tour, and Tom is hitting the road performing the entire Power In The Darkness album. Tom's incendiary live quartet features Tom himself on bass and lead vocals, Faithless drummer Andy Treacey, Richard Ashcroft guitarist Adam Phillips and keyboard virtuoso Jim Simmons.
This is a standing event.
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