Paul Kelly announces 24-show regional East Coast tour

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Paul Kelly announces 24-show regional East Coast tour

Words by Eli Duxson

Catch the Gravy Man on the road this Winter.

Paul Kelly today announced a 24-show East coast regional tour with his band through July and August for their On the Road Again tour.

Catch up on all the latest touring news here.

The ARIA Hall of Famer’s band includes Vika and Linda Bull, Bill McDonald, Peter Luscombe, Ash Naylor, and Cameron Bruce who he said have really missed each other over the last eighteen months as shows after shows were first postponed then cancelled”.

“We put our toe in the water with a one-off New Year’s Eve performance for TV but now we’re really looking forward to stretching out and playing music night after night,” he said. 

“We want to see the whites of your eyes, you lovers of sound, joy and fury; we want to charge the air around us and change each other and send you home singing into the night”.

Kelly released a surprise album Forty Days last year of songs in isolation, while also collaborating with pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky to release Please Leave Your Light On.

The album features 12 adaptations of Kelly’s original catalogue which Grabowsky transcribed and adapted for a piano and voice combination.

Grabowsky described the album as an “ongoing fascination with music in its many forms”.

If Kelly’s persistence at 66 years of age in producing new albums is anything to go by, there sure is going to be a lot of energy in this tour.

General public tickets will go on sale on May 20, while Frontier Members will have access on May 18. 

Paul Kelly – On the Road Again 2021 Regional Tour

Thursday July 1 – Caloundra, Kings Theatre, QLD

Friday July 2 – Toowoomba, Empire Theatre, QLD

Saturday July 3 – Gold Coast, HOTA Theatre, QLD

Sunday July 4 – Ipswich, Civic Centre, QLD

Tuesday July 13 – Rockhampton, Pilbeam Theatre, QLD

Wednesday July 14 – Mackay, Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, QLD

Thursday July 15 – Cairns, Cairns Performing Arts Centre, QLD

Saturday July 17 – Port Douglas, Yacht Club, QLD

Tuesday July 20 – Meeniyan, Meeniyan Town Hall, VIC

Wednesday July 21 – Meeniyan, Meeniyan Town Hall, VIC

Friday July 23 – Hobart, Odeon Theatre, TAS

Tuesday July 27 – Warrnambool, Lighthouse Theatre, VIC

Wednesday July 28 – Warrnambool, Lighthouse Theatre, VIC

Thursday July 29 – Bendigo, Ulumbarra Theatre, VIC

Friday July 30 – Geelong, Costa Hall, VIC

Saturday July 31 – Ballarat, Her Majesty’s Theatre, VIC

Wednesday August 4 – Merimbula, Club Sapphire, NSW

Thursday August 5 – Thirroul, Anita’s Theatre, NSW

Saturday August 7 – Bathurst, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, NSW

Sunday August 8 – Newcastle, Civic Centre, NSW

Wednesday August 11 – Forster, Club Forster, NSW

Thursday August 12 – Coffs Harbour, The Hoey Moey, NSW

Friday August 13 – Tamworth, Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall, NSW

Saturday August 14 – Yamba, Yamba Bowling Club, NSW

Head to Paul Kelly’s website for all the dates and details.