Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Tour Announced

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Love Police have announced that 2015 Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting Award winners Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will make a long awaited return to Australian shores in January and February 2016 for two tours.

Playing as the duo, Gillian Welch, in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane before they transform into the quintet of the Dave Rawlings Machine for the drive back down the East Coast. Brisbane, Bangalow, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne all get ready to experience the first ever visit by the Machine.

“We are very excited, once again, to be bringing our songs and our selves, and a few of our good friends, all the way from Tennessee to the land of Australia way down under. We will be driving the wild back roads from Perth to Melbourne, Sydney to Brisbane… come out and say howdy when we roll in to town!”  said Welch and Rawlings from their home in Nashville, Tennessee.

The duo were last here 11 years ago in 2004 and did five sold out shows in Victoria including the Forum Theatre in Melbourne and Meeniyan Town Hall in East Gippsland.

Love Police’s Brian Taranto said: “It has taken many years and attempts to get Gill and Dave back down here. We are absolutely stoked to be able to present both Gillian and the Machine in separate shows in as many towns as we are. Its going to be a rolling circus of incredible tunes and good times.”

Dave Rawlings Machine play in support of the recently released and critically acclaimed album Nashville Obsolete which features seven original compositions written by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. The Machine live band will feature Dave and Gillian, as well as Willie Watson, Punch Brother Paul Kowert and incredible fiddler Brittany Haas.

Tickets are on sale from December 1. 

GILLIAN WELCH NATIONAL TOUR

January 30 – PERTH CONCERT HALL
Tickets via: perthconcerthall.com.au, ticketmaster.com.au or call 9231 9999

February 3 – HER MAJESTYS THEATRE, ADELAIDE

Tickets via: www.bass.net.au or call 131 246

February 5 – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE

Tickets via: ticketmaster.com.au or call 136 100

February 8 – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY

Tickets via: premier.ticketek.com.au or call 13 28 49

 February 11 – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE

Tickets via: ticketmaster.com.au or call 136 100

DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE EAST COAST TOUR 

February 12 – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE

Tickets via: tickets.thetriffid.com.au

February 13 – A & I HALL, BANGALOW

Tickets via: www.redsquaremusic.com.au  

 February 16 – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY

Tickets via: premier.ticketek.com.au or call 13 28 49 

February 17 – THE PLAYHOUSE, CANBERRA

Tickets via: canberratheatrecentre.com.au or call (02) 6275 2700 

February 19 – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE

Tickets via: ticketmaster.com.au or call 136 100

TICKET ON SALE FOR ALL SHOWS TUESDAY DECEMBER 1 AT 9AM

Dave Rawlings Machine Nashville Obsolete is out now via Acony Records/Redeye Worldwide

 

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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