Dean Friedman, one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation, announces a 40+City UK/Ireland concert tour, to accompany the release of his new compilation album, “More Words & Music.” The tour runs from January 12th thru August 21st, 2024, including stops in London, Manchester, Leeds, Cambridge, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff, Bridgwater, Penzance, Rayleigh, Glasgow, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and more, winding up at Dean Friedman’s SongFest, a 2-day micro-music-festival, hosted by Friedman, held at the Draycote Hotel in Rugby, featuring some of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters.

More Words & Music” is Friedman’s second compilation album (following the previous “Words & Music”) and contains hand-picked tracks from Friedman’s last eight studio albums, including work from his critically acclaimed albums “American Lullaby,” “12 Songs,” “Submarine Races,” “Squirrels in the Attic,” “The Treehouse Journals,” “Songs for Grownups,” “Rumpled Romeo,” and the classic “’Well, Well,’ Said the Rocking Chair.”  “More Words & Music” is a double CD containing thirty tracks, in all, that confirm Friedman’s status as a master songsmith and one of the finest recording artists working today. The compilation album is scheduled for release on 30th April, 2024. Fans can order the physical CD set or stream and download the album at

Friedman, best known to UK and Ireland audiences for his string of chart hits: “Lucky Star,” “Lydia,” “Woman of Mine,” “McDonald’s Girl,” and “’Well, Well,’ Said the Rocking Chair,” will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboard, featuring songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favorites, drawn from his nine studio albums. 

 “Soundtrack of our lives!” – NYTimes; “Songsmith extraordinaire!” – MusicWeek; “Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant” – ThreeWeeks; “Stunning Musicianship!” – Hot Press

Invite family and friends and join Friedman for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share.

“More Words & Music,” the Full

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


Dean Friedman 2024 UK/Ireland Tour

January 2024

12         Hull  Wrecking Ball Press 

13         Doncaster  The Little Theatre 

14         UK West Coast Folk Festival – Blackpool Winter Gardens [feat. Dean (on Sunday); Eddie Reader, Steve Harley, Kiki Dee, Tom Robinson, and more] 

16         Barnoldswick  Barnoldswick Arts Centre 

17         Manchester  Matt and Phreds    

18         Milton Keynes  Stantonbury Campus Theatre      

19         London            The Pheasantry (Pizza Express)  

20         London            The Pheasantry (Pizza Express)  

21         London            The Pheasantry (Pizza Express)  

April 2024

30         Runcorn  The Brindley  

May  2024

2          Farsley (Leeds)   Old Woolen 

3          Stamford  Stamford Arts Centre  

4          Havant   The Spring        

5          Rayleigh  The Mill Arts Centre    

7          Cheltenham  Cheltenham Town Hall       

8          Cambridge  Junction / J2          

9          Stourbridge  Katie’s Secret Garden        

10         Bridgwater  Bridgwater Arts Centre         

12         Poole  Lighthouse         

14         Penzance  Acorn Theatre           

15         St Austell  St Austell Arts Centre            

16         Torquay  Babbacombe Theatre   

17         Cardiff (Pentrych)  Acapela Studios        

18         Oxford  JDP

19         Shrewsbury The Buttermarket

August 2024

2          Arbroath  Webster Memorial Theatre      

3          Aberdeen   Aberdeen Arts Centre

8          Findhorn    Universal Hall                      

10         Glasgow   Websters Theatre

11         Kinross  Green Hotel / Backstage

13         Belfast  Oh Yeah Music Centre

14         Dublin  Aras Chronain

15         Nottingham   The Running Horse

16           Shropshire   Camp Bestival     

17 & 18   Rugby   SongFest      

21         EdFringe   Prestonfield Fringe    

Songs on “More Words & Music
1. Your Pretty Face  
2. The Hummingbird Effect 
3 Too Much Stuff  
4. I Could Fall for You  
5. The Deli Song (Corned Beef on Wry)  
6. Lydia  
7. S & M  
8. Halfway Normal World  
9. Just Another Birthday Song  
10. You’re Invisible  
11. Smartest Man in the Whole Wide World 
12. The Ducks of St Stephen’s Green  
13. This Guitar  
14. Summer Days  
15. Malala  
16. I Will Never Leave You  
17. I’m a Clone  
18. The Saddest Girl in the Whole Wide World  
19. I Didn’t Mean to Make You Cry  
20. The Lakelands  
21. Welcome to the World  
22. Baby Sitting Song 
23. Let Down Your Hair  
24. Typical Town  
25. American Lullaby  
26. Welcome to Stupid Town  
27. I Wish You Joy  
28. Something Right  
29. Maybe in a Million Years  
30. On a Summer’s Night