Paul Kelly announces his 24-date On The Road Again East Coast tour, performing with his band for audiences across regional Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales.
Kelly is one of Australia’s finest performers and songwriters, with a place in the ARIA Hall of Fame, 25 studio albums, multiple film soundtracks, and two live albums to his name.
The iconic Australian performer will be touring off the back of a packed 2020 which included two album releases and countless livestream and television performances.
Frontier Members Pre-sale starts Tuesday 18 May, before tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday 20 May.
Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that revered Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly will be joined by his band to embark on their On The Road Again tour this July and August. The tour will see Kelly and his band tour regional towns and cities across the Australian East Coast, performing to 24 audiences over two months. Kelly’s band will be joining him on all tour dates, including Vika and Linda Bull, Bill McDonald, Peter Luscombe, Ash Naylor and Cameron Bruce.
“The band and crew and I 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. 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 will take to the stage in Caloundra, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Rockhampton, Mackay, Cairns, Port Douglas, Meeniyan, Hobart, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Geelong, Ballarat, Merimbula, Thirroul, Bathurst, Newcastle, Forster, Coffs Harbour, Tamworth and Yamba.
Inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997, Paul Kelly is distinguished as one of Australia’s greatest performers and songwriters, with a prolific 25 studio albums, multiple film soundtracks, and two live albums to his name. 2017’s saw Kelly finally achieve his first ARIA #1 album, also earning him ARIA Awards for Best Male, Best Adult Contemporary Album, Best Cover Art and Engineer Of The Year.
Last year also saw the release of Kelly’s album Forty Days. Performed, recorded and posted via his socials from home in lockdown, this 15-track album comprises of songs and poems, some of which were written by other artists and explore themes related to lockdown like cooking, dry pubs, hope, insomnia and separation, whilst other songs commemorate singers and poets like Bill Withers, John Prine and Bruce Dawe who have left us recently.
Never stopping, in 2020 Paul Kelly also released the album Please Leave Your Light On with Australian pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky. The studio album features twelve adaptions of Kelly’s originals, with Grabowsky describing the collaboration as primarily driven by a mutual and ongoing “fascination with music in its many forms”.
‘Paul Kelly has been astoundingly prolific over the past couple of years, and now he’s given fans the ultimate treat – a completely new album released out of nowhere.’
– Music Feeds
Having toured Australia countless times, both as headliner – notably on his Making Gravy tours – and as the special guest of greats like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, in 2017, Kelly was awarded the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to the performing arts and the promotion of the national identity through his contributions as singer, songwriter and musician.
‘Hearing Kelly sing ‘When I First Met Your Ma’ solo on his acoustic guitar was like a songwriting masterclass, not a word wasted as its bittersweet story unfolded.’ – Australian Financial Review
Frontier Members can access their pre-sale from Tuesday 18 May, before tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday 20 May. Secure tickets early to avoid missing out!
VIDEO: ‘If I Could Start Today Again’ by Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky
PAUL KELLY WITH HIS BAND ON THE ROAD AGAIN AUSTRALIAN TOUR JULY & AUGUST 2021
Presented by Frontier Touring & Triple M (Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Mackay, Cairns, Hobart, Bendigo, Bathurst, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast & Newcastle)
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
Runs 24 hours from: Tuesday 18 May (12noon AEST) or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Thursday 20 May (12noon AEST)