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DEAN FRIEDMAN: 'Lucky Stars' hit-maker announces 40-date UK tour with new album 'American Lullaby'

Dean Friedman embarks on 40-City UK/Ireland tour to coincide with the release of his ninth studio album, ‘American Lullaby

Dean Friedman, one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation, announces his return to touring, with the launch of a 40-City UK/Ireland concert tour to coincide with the release of his ninth studio album, ‘American Lullaby’. After a two-year, forced-hiatus, Friedman finally returns to the UK to promote the new album, as he traverses the United Kingdom and Ireland. The tour runs from April 21st thru August 22nd, 2022, including stops in Liverpool, London, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff, I.O.W., Morecambe, Leicester, Aberdeen, Glasgow and finishing up with a five-day run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Friedman, best known to UK and Ireland audiences for his string of chart hits, Lucky Stars, Lydia, Woman of Mine, McDonald’s Girl and “Well, Well,” Said the Rocking Chair’, spent the recent lockdown immersed in his home studio working on the new album, ‘American Lullaby’. The crowdfunded album touches on a broad range of topics including: the calamitous pandemic, looming environmental disaster, racism, sexism, our fractured politics, and an intractable culture war. The title track ‘American Lullaby’, a moving account of America’s original sins abetted by its 400-year love affair with guns; ‘Halfway Normal World’, a poignant yearning for release from perpetual lockdown; ‘The Russians Are Coming!’, a 100% factual narrative based on the ‘Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election’ (and prescient warning); ‘Welcome to Stupid Town’ and ‘On a Summer’s Night’. The album also offers up ‘Just Another Birthday Song’, Friedman’s hilarious contender to replace the ubiquitous ‘Happy Birthday’ song, written 125 years ago by the Hill sisters.

“The new album, ‘American Lullaby’,” Friedman explains, “reflects my personal take on all the crazy stuff that’s been happening in America – and around the world - for the last six years. Like all lullabies, it’s filled with tales of dark deeds and disaster, but couched in soft, gentle tones, meant to soothe and comfort the listener, while gently bracing them for the potential terrors that await.”

View the newly released music-video of the title-track, ‘American Lullaby’:

Listening Link to ‘American Lullaby’ the Full Album:

The album will be available in stores and digitally on all the main streaming/download outlets as well as

Friedman will be performing selections from the new album along with chart hits and fan favorites drawn from his four-decade career.

Tickets to all of Friedman’s concerts, as well as his new album, can be purchased via his website:

Dean Friedman 2022 UK/Ireland ‘American Lullaby’ Tour


21 Caernarfon Galeri Caernarfon

22 Sale (Manchester) Waterside Arts Centre

23 Selby Selby Town Hall

24 Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre

26 Farsley (Leeds) The Constitutional

27 Morecambe The Alhambra Theatre

28 Shrewsbury Henry Tudor House

29 Birmingham Pizza Express

30 Hull Wrecking Ball Arts Centre


1 Horbury (Wakefield) di Bosco Coffee and Champagne Bar

5 Leicester Y Theatre

6 Harpenden ECM / Eric Morecambe Centre

7 Teddington The Landmark Arts Centre

8 Northampton The Deco Theatre

9 & 10 Henley-on-Thames Crooked Billet

12 Swansea Elysium Gallery

13 Pentyrch (nr Cardiff) Acapela Studios

14 Reading Rising Sun Arts Centre

15 Bath Mission Theatre

18 Farncombe St John's Church

19 Eastleigh The Concorde Club

20 Ryde I.O.W. Retro Staycations / Hazel Grove Farm

21 Carshalton CryerArts

22 London Bloomsbury Theatre


15 Belfast Accidental Theatre

16 Dublin Arthur's Pub

23 Brighton Brighton Unitarian Church

24 Tunbridge Wells Trinity Theatre

25 East Hagbourne Fleur de Lys

27 Liverpool Royal Philharmonic

28 Nottingham The Running Horse

29 Cirencester Sundial Theatre

30 Thame SongFest

31 Stourbridge Katies Secret Garden


4 Dundee The Little Theatre

5 Glasgow Oran Mor

6 Hawick Hawick RFC

7 Stirling MacRoberts Arts Centre

13 Aberdeen Aberdeen Arts Centre

17 thru 21 Edinburgh Fringe St Andrew's & St George's West


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