Out In The Weekend and Love Police Touring is pleased to announce headline shows for Robert Ellis and The Perfect Strangers, Joshua Hedley and Joe Pug, who will also play the already announced Americana festival Out On The Weekend on October 15 in Melbourne.
Texan born and raised singer-songwriter Robert Ellis and The Perfect Strangers, along with fellow troubadours Joshua Hedley and Joe Pug, will return to Australia in October to play a bunch of headline shows. The trio will perform at Meeniyan Town Hall on October 14, The Basement in Sydney on October 18, And both Northcote Social Club on October 20 and the Caravan Music Club on October 21 in Melbourne.
And in a special solo engagement Robert Ellis and Joshua Hedley will also perform at Hobart’s Franklin Bar & Restaurant on October 16.
Tickets for all shows will go on sale September 1.
Robert Ellis recently released eponymous fourth and self- titled album, and the 11-song set is his most personal statement yet and a summation of his career thus far. The album has received many accolades and was given a 4\5 star review by Rolling Stone Magazine and Spin Magazine calling is “A masterful intersection of emotion and musicianship, Robert Ellis is one of 2016’s finest.” The new album follows Ellis’ critically acclaimed 2014 release, The Lights From The Chemical Plant. Racking up multiple year-end accolades, NPR selected it as one of their “50 Favorite Albums of 2014,” calling him a “major sonic storyteller” and Rolling Stone called it “a fully realized masterpiece.” Esquire declared it one of the best of the year and Buzzfeed hailed him as one of “25 New Artists You Need In Your Life In 2015.”
His touring band The Perfect Strangers (Kelly Doyle, guitar, Geoffrey Muller, bass, Will Van Horn, pedal steel guitar & Michael “Tank” Lisenbe, drums) will also be joining in him here in Australia.
Joshua Hedley, who has toured Australia with Justin Townes Earle and Jonny Fritz and recently completed a co-headlining Australian tour with Willie Watson, will be back at Out On The Weekend but this time stepping out front and centre as the star of his show with his own brand of traditional country music and his pure sweet country voice. The Music described his recent live performance as “Rich and hanging heavy with intent on murder ballads or sweet resignation on tear-stained ballads, he knows his way around real-deal country music.”
Chicago born and raised Joe Pug also makes a long overdue return having not been in our part of the planet since 2012. In that time Joe wrote, recorded and released his third and critically acclaimed album Windfall, A 10-song indie-folk gem that has cemented his reputation as one of America’s most respected young songwriters, in 2015. On release, it was met with high praise with The Australian describing it as “absolutely brilliant.” As Paste Magazine commented, “Windfall is an album about not just the broken moments and uphill climbs that shape life, but how to exist in those moments, how to draw on core strengths and adapt, how to live through it all and come out stronger.” Agreed.
Individually and on any given night Robert Ellis, Joshua Hedley and Joe Pug are known for delivering captivating performances so when this caravan of music’s finest rolls your way do not miss it.
|22/10/16||Perth, WA||Rosemount Hotel|
With The Justin Walshe Folk Machine and more.
Tickets via Oztix
|17/10/16||Brunswick, VIC||The Spotted Mallard|
Robert Ellis & Joshua Hedley not appearing
Tickets via spottedmallard.com and moshtix.com
|14/10/16||Meeniyan, VIC||Meeniyan Town Hall|
|Tickets: email or phone venue 03 5664 9239|
|18/10/16||Sydney, NSW||The Basement|
|Tickets: via Moshtix|
|20/10/16||Melbourne, VIC||Northcote Social Club|
With special guests The Grand Magoozi
|21/10/16||Oakleigh, VIC||Caravan Music Club|