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Nils Lofgren

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One of the globe’s best-loved musicians is set to celebrate his touring half-century by heading to the UK for the first time in three years which includes a Norwich Theatre Royal date. Nils Lofgren will take to the stage on May 29th, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Greg Varlotta.

He will be drawing from his expansive repertoire of a lifetime in Rock and Roll and sharing many memorable stories along the way promising a magical experience for the audience.

The pair will use a multitude of instruments to add colour and depth to some classic songs in what will be a rare East Anglian appearance.

Nils is also looking forward to visiting Norwich itself during his latest British tour. He said:

“I’ve never felt more welcome or at home touring than in the UK. I’m honoured and grateful to celebrate my 50th year on the road there with my wife Amy, Greg and our great UK crew, for an inspired night of music and friends. We love the UK audiences. Please come join us.”

His professional career started at the age of 17 and within a year, he was a member of Neil Young’s band before also joining Seventies group Crazy Horse.

In 1975, he started performing as a solo artist releasing some successful albums and touring worldwide.

Nils then became part of a worldwide musical phenomenon when he joined Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band in 1984 playing on many of their albums and performing on hundreds of dates with them worldwide.

Now he is set to share his music and performing prowess with a Norfolk audience. John Bultitude, of Norwich Theatre Royal, said:

“It is a real coup to be able to welcome Nils here. He is an incredible musician and consummate performer who has graced some of the biggest arenas worldwide. Don’t miss this rare chance to see him in Norfolk.”

Nils Lofgren is at the Norwich Theatre Royal on Tuesday May 29th at 8pm. Tickets £10-£35.50, with Discounts for Friends. For more information or to book, visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 630000.