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Andrea Gibson

You Better Be Lightning Tour

Friday, November 18, 2022
Door: 6pm | Show: 7pm

We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 OR a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours with an ID (from a health provider only), for entry into this show. Masks will also be required for entry and for the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy.

ATTENTION!: The Andrea Gibson show that was rescheduled for March 20th, 2022 has been RESCHEDULED for Friday, November 18th, 2022. Andrea is taking a bit more time to recover from chemo treatment and could not be more excited to see you in November.

Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled date but the refund period ended on March 25th, 2022. We appreciate your support for Andrea Gibson and The Armory and look forward to seeing you at the show!

Andrea Gibson’s You Better Be Lightning Tour

with Opening Act TBA

Andrea Gibson (they/them/their) is one of the most stirring and influential spoken word artists of our time. Best known for their live performances, in which they regularly sell out large capacity rock clubs and concert halls, Gibson has changed the landscape of what it means to attend a “poetry show” altogether. Gibson’s poems center around LGBTQ issues, gender, feminism, and mental health, as well as gun reform and the dismantling of oppressive social systems. Their live shows, in which they are often accompanied by musicians, have become loving and supportive ecosystems for audiences to feel seen, heard, and held through Gibson’s art.

Gibson is the author of six books. Lord of the Butterflies (Button Poetry), which sold almost 20,000 copies in its debut year, was the winner of the Independent Publisher’s Award in 2019 as well as a Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist. Take Me With You (Penguin, 2018), an illustrated collection of Gibson’s most memorable quotes, was also a Goodreads Finalist. In 2019, they co-authored their first ever non-fiction book, How Poetry Can Change Your Heart (Chronicle Books).

In addition to their publishing accolades, Andrea has released seven full-length albums, combining their socially active spoken word with musical collaborations. They are the winner of the first ever Women’s World Poetry Slam Championship (2008) and frequent World Poetry Slam Finalist.