An Evening With Dave Rawlings Machine 2016

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Dave Rawlings Machine East Coast Australian Tour
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Love Police are over the moon to announce 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 not one but two very special 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!” – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Nashville, Tenn.

The dynamic duo were last here a long 11 years ago in 2004. No one had quite expected the sublime beauty and simplistic complexity of their voices and instruments in their live shows. From the grandeous Forum Theatre in Melbourne to the tiny Meeniyan Town Hall, they slayed ‘em all in shows that continue to be talked about.

Love Police’s Brian Taranto: “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. It’s 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.

Nashville Obsolete marks the 7th studio album on which Welch and Rawlings have collaborated together over a two-decade long creative partnership. In 2015 The Music referred to them as the “Americana dream team” and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree because they, at every outing, be it the GRAMMY nominated Gillian Welch release The Harrow and the Harvest (2011), the 2009 Dave Rawlings Machine release A Friend of a Friend or the 2001 Gillian Welch masterpiece Time (The Revelator), constantly moved the musical goal posts with the same brilliant results. As Fasterlouder recently said about Nashville Obsolete “It’s possibly the recording career high point for Rawlings and company.”

The night Gillian and David were awarded the 2015 Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting, Robyn Hitchcock gave a speech that succinctly and brilliantly summed up this writing tour de force: “Like a jewel they have many facets. They may appear as an old time Appalachian pair, stood by a wooden wagon. Or as ’90s indie rockers, finding the essence of a Radiohead song. Or they may strike you as a jam band.”

Regardless of how you might see them these are the shows of 2016 that are a must see. It has taken eleven years to get them back and it will be at least another ten before we see them here again.

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Dave Rawlings Machine  

Date City Venue
12/02/16 Brisbane, QLD The Triffid
Tickets available from Oztix
They will be playing two sets with no support:
Doors – 7pm
Set 1 – 8pm
Interval – 8.55pm
Set 2 – 9.20pm
Strict no filming policy – NO cameras please
13/02/16 Bangalow, NSW A & I Hall
Time: 6:30pm. *SOLD OUT*
They will be playing two sets with no support:
Doors – 7pm
Set 1 – 8pm
Interval – 8.55pm
Set 2 – 9.20pm
Strict no filming policy – NO cameras please
14/02/16 Bangalow, NSW A & I Hall
Time: 6:30pm. ***SOLD OUT***
They will be playing two sets with no support:
Doors 6.30pm
Set 1 – 7.30pm
Interval – 8.25pm
Set 2 – 9.50pm
16/02/16 Sydney, NSW Enmore Theatre
Time: 7:00pm. Tickets available from Ticketek or call 13 28 49.
They will be playing two sets with no support:
Doors – 7pm
Set 1 – 8pm
Interval – 8.55pm
Set 2 – 9.20pm
Strict no filming policy – NO cameras please
17/02/16 Canberra, ACT The Playhouse
Time: 7:00pm. ***SOLD OUT***
Tickets available from The Playhouse or call (02) 6275 2700.
They will be playing two sets with no support:
Doors – 7pm
Set 1 – 8pm
Interval – 8.55pm
Set 2 – 9.20pm
Strict no filming policy – NO cameras please
19/02/16 Melbourne, VIC Palais Theatre
Time: 7:00pm. Tickets available from Ticketmaster or call 136 100.
They will be playing two sets with no support:
Doors – 7pm
Set 1 – 8pm
Interval – 8.55pm
Set 2 – 9.20pm
Strict no filming policy – NO cameras please

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Just announced!
DREAM A HIGHWAY
featuring: Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings Machine,
Willie Watson and Haas Kowert Tice.
Festival Hall, Melbourne, Saturday February 20

Dream A Highway  

Date City Venue
20/02/16 Melbourne, VIC Festival Hall
Time: 6:00pm. Tickets fromTicketmaster.com.au
featuring: Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings Machine, Willie Watson and Haas Kowert Tice.

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