American blues, jazz, and rock icon Robben Ford is heading to Australia
02.12.2021

American blues, jazz, and rock icon Robben Ford is heading to Australia

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Words by Eli Duxson

It will be his first tour down under in eight years!

World-renowned American blues, jazz, and rock guitarist Robben Ford will return to Australia in May 2022 for headline appearances at Blues on Broadbeach and exclusive dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, and Adelaide.

What you need to know:

  • Robben Ford is returning to Australia for the first time in eight years.
  • His 45th release Pure is out now.
  • Ford is headlining Blues on Broadbeach with exclusive dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, and Adelaide.

Keep up with our music tour and festival news here.

The five-time Grammy Award nominee was declared one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician Magazine and will hit the Memo Music Hall in Melbourne, the Factory Theatre in Sydney, Lizotte’s in Newcastle, and The Gov in Adelaide. 

Ford’s list of collaborations is impeccable, and quite likely unparalleled, from Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmy Witherspoon, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Miles Davis, Larry Carlton and Rick Springfield to Kiss, Randy Crawford, Bob Dylan, Ricki Lee Jones, John Mayall and Australia’s own Tommy Emmanuel amongst many, many others.

Ford is an icon and as he returns to Australia for his first tour in eight years, you would want to get in quick!

Pure, Ford’s latest release and release number 45 is out now.

Check the full tour dates below.

Thursday May 19 – Newcastles, Lizotte’s NSW                   

Saturday May 21 – Gold Coast, Blues on Broadbeach QLD                             

Sunday May 22 – Gold Coast, Blues on Broadbeach QLD 

Thursday May 26 – Melbourne, Memo Music Hall VIC  

Friday May 27 – Sydney, Factory Theatre NSW  

Saturday May 28 – Adelaide, The Gov SA 

Tickets are available now!