The world's most-watched poet of all time, Neil Hilborn, is to tour the UK, including a stint at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. Full dates below.
Hilborn is known as the man behind the internationally successful poems “O.C.D.”, “Joey” and “The Future”, with his collective work clocking up over 100 Million views online. He is also the author of the Amazon Bestseller Our Numbered Days.
Having been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder as a child, and later with bi-polar disorder while at university, Hilborn has often used his poetry as a means of therapy and of exploring the issues of his own mental health.
Neil's raw honesty and humorous compositions delivered with eloquent conviction have resonated across the globe, affirming his relevance and importance in 2017.
Check him out on one of the following dates:
Mon 7th Aug Undegun (Wrexham) SOLD OUT
Tue 8th Aug The Sugar Club (Dublin) SOLD OUT
Wed 9th Aug New Town Theatre (Edinburgh)
Thu 10th Aug New Town Theatre (Edinburgh)
Fri 11th Aug New Town Theatre (Edinburgh)
Sat 12th Aug New Town Theatre (Edinburgh)
Sun 13th Aug New Town Theatre (Edinburgh)
Mon 14th Aug New Town Theatre (Edinburgh)
Tue 15th Aug New Town Theatre (Edinburgh)
Wed 16th Aug Oran Mor (Glasgow) SOLD OUT
Thu 17th Aug Riverside (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Fri 18th Aug The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen)
Sat 19th Aug Oran Mor (Glasgow)
Mon 21st Aug Stand 3 (Edinburgh)
Tue 22nd Aug Stand 3 (Edinburgh)
Wed 23rd Aug Stand 3 (Edinburgh)
Thu 24th Aug Stand 3 (Edinburgh)
Fri 25th Aug Stand 3 (Edinburgh)
Sat 26th Aug Stand 3 (Edinburgh)
Sun 27th Aug Stand 3 (Edinburgh)
Mon 28th Aug Gorilla (Manchester) SOLD OUT
Tue 29th Aug Glee Club (Birmingham) SOLD OUT
Wed 30th Aug The Bullingdon (Oxford) SOLD OUT
Thu 31st Aug Bush Hall (Shepherds Bush) SOLD OUT
Fri 1st Sep Bush Hall (Shepherds Bush) SOLD OUT
Sat 2nd Sep Colston Hall/ Lantern (Bristol) SOLD OUT
Sun 3rd Sep Union Chapel (Islington)
Mon 4th Sep Cavern Club (Exeter)
Tue 5th Sep Komedia (Brighton) SOLD OUT
Wed 6th Sep The Portland Arms (Cambridge) SOLD OUT
Thu 7th Sep Brudenell Social (Leeds)
Fri 8th Sep Clwb Ifor Bach (Cardiff)
Sat 9th Sep The Fleece (Bristol)
Neil began writing and performing slam poetry whilst a sophomore at Macalaster College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He joined the college’s slam poetry team and in 2011 placed first in the College National Poetry Slam.
After graduating with honours in his Creative Writing degree Hilborn began performing with Button Poetry, a Minnesota collective that produces and distributes poetry in various formats, such as published books and YouTube videos.
In 2012 Neil toured the mid-west with Button Poetry’s “The Good News Poetry Tour” and self-published his first chapbook “Clatter”, which was re-published the following year by Button Poetry.
In 2013, a video one such poem "O.C.D.” went viral, garnering millions of views across social media platforms. As of 2017 the video has garnered more than 62 million views and is the most watched slam poem on the internet.
Hilborn's second book, Our Numbered Days, was released on May 14, 2015 in the US, and earlier this year in the UK. Our Numbered Days features some of Hilborn's most well known poetry, including “Joey” and “O.C.D.” and has become an Amazon best-seller.
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