Bluesfest announces rescheduled tours for George Benson, Patti Smith + more

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Bluesfest announces rescheduled tours for George Benson, Patti Smith + more

Words by Will Brewster

Hang onto your tickets!

After the heartbreak of last year’s cancelations, Bluesfest Touring has announced rescheduled tour dates for a number of acts who were set to headline their 2020 festivities.

Two of the biggest drawcards from last year’s event, guitar legend George Benson and punk poet Patti Smith, are locked in to perform a string of shows in both Melbourne and Sydney, with Patti Smith also set to trek over to perform in Christchurch and Auckland this April.

Reggae icons The Wailers will also be making up for last year’s lost dates with a pair of shows at Melbourne’s 170 Russell and the Metro in Sydney, while Hammond prodigy Cory Henry and his band The Funk Apostles will also be playing 170 Russell and The Factory Theatre in Sydney.

Similarly, Larkin Poe have been confirmed to make the trek back over to our shores in April 2022 for their own headline shows at the Factory Theatre and Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, rounding out what looks to be a packed month of gigs.

In addition to today’s news, the Bluesfest team have revealed that they’re actively working towards securing rescheduled dates for other international acts set to appear at the 2020 festival, including Morcheeba, LP and Marcus King Band. Stay tuned to hear more – in the meantime, check out all the new dates below.

George Benson
Monday April 11 2022 – State Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday April 13 2022 – State Theatre, Sydney
Thursday April 14 2022 – State Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday April 19 2022 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Wednesday April 20 2022 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Patti Smith and her Band
Sunday April 17 2022 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Monday April 18 2022 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Thursday April 21 2022 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Friday April 22 2022- Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Monday April 25 2022 – Town Hall, Christchurch
Tuesday April 26 2022 – Town Hall, Auckland

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Wednesday April 13 2022 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Thursday April 14 2022 – Factory Theatre, Sydney

Larkin Poe
Wednesday April 20 2022 – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Friday April 22 2022 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

The Wailers
Thursday April 21 2022 –Metro Theatre, Sydney
Friday April 22 2022 – 170 Russell, Melbourne

Secure your tickets for all shows via Bluesfest Touring today.