PAUL KELLY ANNOUNCES 16 DATE TOUR THIS NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

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We are more than a little excited about this one here at The Swamp House, one of the Australian music industry’s finest songwriters, and storytellers, Paul Kelly has announced a 16 date tour this November/December with a show right here at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, November 15th With special guests Steve Earle and Middle Kids.

Paul Kelly will embark on a colossal Antipodean tour this November and December. Touring in celebration of his album Life Is Fine (out now through EMI) which just debuted at the top of the ARIA Album Chart, Kelly will tour Australia, visiting both regional and metro cities, before heading to New Zealand for three theatre performances.

Kelly will be joined by a stellar line-up of special guests across the tour, with Steve Earle and Middle Kidssupporting for the Brisbane to Perth leg of the tour, Busby Marou supporting in Darwin, Cairns, Townsville and on the New Zealand leg of the tour, The Eastern supporting for all New Zealand shows and Sahara Beck as support at the Rockhampton show.

Paul Kelly ‘Life Is Fine’

Kelly’s recently released 23rd studio album Life Is Fine (out now through EMI) showcases this stellar songwriter in firm command of his craft. The 10-time ARIA award winner has achieved his first-ever #1 album in his almost 40-year career as a recording artist. The deliberately ambiguous album title – on one hand affirmative, and the other a nod towards interpretations of ‘fine’- is in Paul Kelly’s own words, about ‘never knowing what’s around the corner’. The title track’s lyrics are from a poem by American writer Langston Hughes.

One of his strongest and most evocative albums, Kelly takes backing vocals on tracks My Man’s Got A Cold’ (lead by Vika Bull) and Don’t Explain’ (lead by Linda Bull). “I wonder why I hadn’t thought of it sooner, to have another voice on my records besides mine,” Kelly comments, “A lot of my favourite bands have that.”

One of his strongest and most evocative albums, Kelly takes backing vocals on tracks My Man’s Got A Cold (lead by Vika Bull) and Don’t Explain (lead by Linda Bull). “I wonder why I hadn’t thought of it sooner, to have another voice on my records besides mine”, Kelly comments, “A lot of my favourite bands have that.”

Don’t miss your chance to see one of Australia’s foremost singer-songwriters Paul Kelly in concert this November. Fans are encouraged to act quickly in securing their tickets; all shows are on sale Monday 28 August.  

WHERE: Entertainment Centre, Newcastle (All Ages)

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15th

TICKETS: ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

FURTHER TOUR DATES:

  • Sat 4 Nov | Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT(All Ages) With special guest Busby Marou
  • Tue 7 Nov | Convention Centre Great Hall, Cairns, QLD (All Ages) With special guest Busby Marou
  • Wed 8 Nov | Entertainment Centre, Townsville, QLD (All Ages) With special guest Busby Marou
  • Thu 9 Nov | Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD (All Ages) With special guest Sahara Beck
  • Sat 11 Nov | Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages) With special guests Steve Earle & Middle Kids
  • Sun 12 Nov | Regional Botanic Gardens, Coffs Harbour, NSW (All Ages) With special guests Steve Earle & Middle Kids
  • Tue 14 Nov | Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre, Tamworth, NSW (All Ages) With special guests Steve Earle & Middle Kids
  • 17 Nov | Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages) With special guests Steve Earle & Middle Kids
  • Sat 18 Nov | MONA Mainstage & Lawns, Hobart, TAS (All Ages) With special guests Steve Earle & Middle Kids
  • Sun 19 Nov | Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, NSW (All Ages) With special guests Steve Earle & Middle Kids
  • Wed 22 Nov | Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide, SA (All Ages) With special guests Steve Earle & Middle Kids
  • Sat 25 Nov | Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Perth, WA (All Ages) With special guests Steve Earle & Middle Kids
  • Wed 29 Nov | Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch, NZ (All Ages) With special guest The Eastern & Busby Marou
  • Thu 30 Nov | Wellington Opera House, Wellington, NZ (All Ages) With special guest The Eastern & Busby Marou
  • Fri 1 Dec | Civic Theatre, Auckland, NZ (All Ages) With special guest The Eastern & Busby Marou

 

 

 

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