Armatrading Single/Album/Tour

The unmistakable Joan Armatrading is back, with a new single, out today, March 22, entitled I Like It When We’re Together.
It’s also the first track on her new album Not Too Far Away, released on May 18.

Not Too Far Away is Joan’s 21st album and, once again, she has written, sung, arranged and produced all the tracks as well as playing all the instruments except for drums which she programmed. It comprises the studio follow-up to the genre based trilogy, This Charming Life, the jazz orientated Starlight and the blues based Into The Blues which went straight to the top of the Billboard Blues Chart, making Joan the first British female artist ever to do so.

Since her 1973 Outstanding New Artist award, Joan has received award after award. Three times Grammy nominated, two times Brit nominated, winner of an Ivor Novello award and a BASCA Gold Badge, Radio 2’s Lifetime Achievement Folk Award and MMF’s Artist’s Artist Award, she has had accolade after accolade. Given an MBE in 2001, she holds six Honorary degrees and her own BA (achieved while on tour) as well as being voted one of VH1’s Most Influential Women In Rock.

The album will be supported by live dates in America in May and a major tour of the UK in September. For dates/ticket information please go to

I Like It When We’re Together can be purchased from