The Oscar winner plays a series of dates in April...

BILLY BOB THORNTON is to visit the UK for live shows in April.

The actor / country star and husband of ‘Tomb Raider’ star Angelina Jolie, will perform three rare dates across the country, in support of his ‘Private Radio’ album. The shows are at:

Liverpool Cavern Club (April 3)

Manchester University (4)

London Union Chapel (5)

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