2021 QLD XMAS TOUR

Another short ramble among a few community halls in my native QLD but this time bringing an amazing cast. Uncle Herb Wharton is an 85 yr old former Aboriginal stockman who became a celebrated writer and poet, his work draws heavily on his experiences and I’ve been a big fan for years. He’s coming along to read a story each night about his memories of Christmas in the remote outback. And then after bonding with a certain emcee in Muckadilla so I thought I’d drag him along too to keep the night running smoothly. If you’ve ever been wanting a slice of Muckadilla in your life you’re about to get it! Plus he’s driving the whole tour in his hearse. Thanks to Arts Queensland for making this happen. Don’t forget Claire Anne Taylor is making the trip from Tassie as well.

Saturday 4th December
WOLVI, QLD
Wolvi Hall
Doors: 6pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$26 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Sunday 5th December
BELLI, QLD
Belli Hall
Doors: 6pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$25 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Wednesday 8th December
MALENY, QLD
Maleny Community Center
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$25 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Thursday 9th December
BRISBANE, QLD
Balmoral Cinema
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$34 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Friday 10th December
MACLEAY ISLAND, QLD
Macleay Island Progress Hall
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$25 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Saturday 11th December
GLEN APLIN, QLD
Glen Aplin Hall
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$23 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Friday 17th December
SYDNEY, NSW
St Stephens Church Newtown
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
w/ Nina Gotsis Band
SOLD OUT

Saturday 18th December
TUMBARUMBA, NSW
Nest Cinema Cafe
7pm
ALL AGES!
$40 (with supper)
TICKETS

Sunday 19th December
MELBOURNE, VIC
Brunswick Ballroom
6.30pm
w/ Hannah Blackburn
SOLD OUT

DOUBLE J – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Very happy that Double J have let me at the controls for the whole month of November as the Artist in Residence. I’ll join you every week from the kitchen of my childhood home in Gympie to play the music that’s made me who I am. From musical postcards stuck to the fridge of my life, to artists I’ve met over years of touring all over the place, songs that deal with the anxieties of life, and music that’s inspired literature. You can tune in every Sunday from 3-5pm, but it’ll be also streamable through the Double J website for a few weeks after that. Episodes are found HERE as they happen.

LIVESTREAM CONTINUED…

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to the show at Pomona! It’s still available to watch at your leisure for the next two weeks over the xmas period.

Info and tickets HERE

DARREN HANLON FAMILY CHRISTMAS LIVESTREAM SHOW

I have finally worked out this streaming situation. I’m sad I can’t reach you all this year so this seems like the only other option. It’ll be beamed out to you from the Majestic Theatre in Pomona on Saturday 19th Dec at 7pm, it’s a place that’s very special to me. And it’ll actually be live! No chance to edit out lyric lapses and broken strings. And there’ll be a chance for you to request songs (or heckle) from the comfort of your lounge rooms.

This means you’ll be able to watch it at 5pm in WA, 8am in the UK, 11am in Estonia… and that covers all my major markets. Sadly in the US it’ll be the wee hours of the morning, you’d have to be keen to actually watch it live. So for that reason, and anyone else who has plans that night, you’ll be able to stream it anytime for up to two weeks after the fact.

Shelley Short will sing some songs too, and there’s the possibility of other guests. Truly hope you’re able to dial us into your Xmas period!

Individual tickets are $20, with a $30 option if you feel like chipping in for the whole family. Once tickets are purchased you’ll be emailed instructions and an exclusive code which will give you access on the day.

TICKETS

CHRISTMAS IN QLD

Sadly I can’t do my usual national tour this year. The first time in 16 years I have to stay put. I’ll be playing this handful of shows around SE Queensland and all the venues have Covid safety procedures in place. I’ll be playing solo and bringing the family with me for a few singalongs. Hope to see you.

Friday 11th December
MALENY, QLD
Maleny Community Centre
7pm doors
ALL AGES
SOLD OUT

Saturday 12th December
TOOWOOMBA, QLD
Bar Wunder
7pm doors

Friday 18th December
BRISBANE, QLD
The Triffid
Second show added!
6pm doors
TICKETS

9pm doors
SOLD OUT

Saturday 19th Dec
POMONA, QLD
The Majestic Theatre
6pm doors
ALL AGES
SOLD OUT

CHRISTMAS 2019 IS UPON US

All shows for the 2019 Xmas tour are onsale now. Special guest Hugh F will be coming along as support (except for Broome and Geralton).

Shows labeled ALL AGES means kids 10 or under are free

Saturday 30th November
BROOME, WA
Broome Convention Centre
w/ Dave Pigram

Tuesday 3rd December
DERBY, WA
Houseshow
7pm

Saturday 7th December
GERALDTON, WA
Private house show
You will be emailed the address upon ticket purchase
7pm
SOLD OUT

Wednesday 11th December
FREMANTLE, WA
Fremantle Arts Centre
6pm doors
ALL AGES
SOLD OUT

Thursday 12th December
ADELAIDE, SA
The Jade
7pm doors
ALL AGES
SOLD OUT

Friday 13th December
BEECHWORTH, VIC
Beechworth Town Hall
SOLD OUT

Saturday 14th December
BILLIMARI, NSW
Billimari Hall

Sunday 15th December
THIRROUL, NSW
Thirroul Railway Hall
SOLD OUT

Tuesday 17th December
CANBERRA, ACT
Yarralumla Woolshed
SOLD OUT

Friday 20th December
MELBOURNE, VIC
Northcote Social Club
8.30pm doors
SOLD OUT

Saturday 21st December
SYDNEY, NSW
St Stephens Newtown
SOLD OUT

Sunday 22nd December

BRISBANE, QLD
Princess Theatre
7pm doors
SOLD OUT

DIVIDING THE NATION TOUR

This May I’m I’m taking a b-line straight up the middle of the country to tour a few of the towns (and one city) along the way. Am taking drummer extraordinaire and seasoned outback traveler Joe Alexander to play along with, and my good friend Julia Shapiro as support.

Thursday 2nd May
ALDINGA, SA
Cooee Arthouse
$27.46
TICKETS

Friday 3rd May
ADELAIDE, SA
The Golden Wattle
8.30pm
$25 on the door

Saturday 4th May
BROKEN HILL, NSW
The Palace Hotel
7.30pm
w/ DJ and MC Hank’s Heartbreak Hour
$15
TICKETS

Sunday 5th May
QUORN, SA
Emily’s Bistro
5pm
$15-$25
TICKETS

Wednesday 8th May
ALICE SPRINGS, NT
Epilogue Lounge
7.30pm
$16 (including booking fee)
TICKETS

Saturday 11th May
KATHERINE, NT
Block Gigs – Banyan Fig Stage
(131 Gorge Road, Katherine)
5pm
food available too: East African curries by Fatuma
$25
TICKETS

Sunday 12th May
DARWIN, NT
The Railway Club
7.30pm
$20 (including booking fee)
TICKETS

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