Billy Bragg tour to celebratethe legacy of Woody Guthrie
Wed 1st Aug, 2012 in Local News
Billy Bragg, ‘The Bard from Barking’, returns to Australia this October with a special new two part show: the first half celebrating the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birth, and the second exploring Billy’s own extensive three decade, 14-album career.
In tribute to the iconic folk singer, Bragg will perform songs from Woody’s extensive repertoire as well material from the three volumes of ‘Mermaid Avenue’ albums which saw Bragg collaborate with Wilco to set a treasure trove of Guthrie’s unrecorded lyrics to music.
For the Melbourne Festival, he’ll perform two separate shows – the first dedicated to Woody Guthrie, and a second evening devoted to his own songs.
Billy Bragg ‘Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me’ tour
Friday 19th October – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (The Legacy Of Woody Guthrie)
Saturday 20th October –Recital Centre, Melbourne
Sunday 21st October – Federation Hall, Hobart
Tuesday 23rd October – Canberra Theatre, Canberra
Thursday 25th October – QPAC, Brisbane
Saturday 27th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 31st October – Town Hall, Adelaide
Friday 2 November – Astor Theatre, Perth
Tickets on sale Monday 6th August
Watch Billy Bragg and Wilco recording Woody Guthrie’s songs during the Mermaid Avenue sessions: