Love Police have announced the return to New Zealand and Australia of The Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White, now 73, in April 2017. White will play shows in Auckland, Adelaide, Melbourne,Meeniyan, Sydney, Fremantle plus an appearance at Byron Bay Blues Festival.
Tickets for all Australian shows are on sale now. Tickets for New Zealand go on sale Thursday November 24 at Midday NZ Time.
Opening for Tony Joe White in Victoria and NSW will be Leah Flanagan, a songwriter with Venetian, Aboriginal and Irish heritage.
In Western Australia the support will be multi-instrumentalist Lightning Jack with his Blues Roots Grunge style of music.
Renowned for hits such as ‘Polk Salad Annie’ and ‘Rainy Night in Georgia,’ Tony Joe White’s recording career has now spanned six decades and spawned well over 20 albums with his songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and Etta James. White has worked in the studio or on stage with list of artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, The MGs, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Waylon Jennings, Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris and also appeared with the Foo Fighters on Late Night With Letterman.
White’s latest album Rain Crow is available in Australia via The Planet Company.
TONY JOE WHITE • NEW ZEALAND \ AUSTRALIAN TOUR APRIL 2017
Saturday, April 9 | The Tuning Fork, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday, April 12 | The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Thursday, April 13 | The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC with Leah Flanagan
Saturday, April 15 | Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC with Leah Flanagan
Sunday, April 16 | Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC (Matinee Show) with Leah Flanagan
Thursday, April 20 | The Basement, Sydney, NSW with Leah Flanagan
Sunday, April 23 | Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA with Lightning Jack
Monday, April 17 | Byron Bay Blues Festival, Byron Bay, NSW
‘Rain Crow’ is available now via Yep Roc Records\The Planet Company