Australia's most loved and respected artists Paul Kelly will embark on a colossal Antipodean tour this November and December. Touring in celebration of his album Life Is Fine, Kelly will tour Australia and New Zealand including Perth on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens.
Kelly will be joined by a stellar line-up of special guests across the tour, with Steve Earle and Middle Kids supporting for the Brisbane to Perth leg of the tour.
Kelly's recently released 23rd studio album Life Is Fine (out now through EMI) showcases this stellar songwriter in firm command of his craft. The 10-time ARIA award winner has achieved his first ever #1 album in his almost 40-year career as a recording artist. The deliberately ambiguous album title - on one hand affirmative, and the other a nod towards interpretations of 'fine'- is in Paul Kelly's own words, about 'never knowing what's around the corner'. The title track's lyrics are from a poem by American writer Langston Hughes.
One of the reasons behind Kelly's enduring power as a songwriter is his continual drive to break old habits and refresh his creativity. In Life Is Fine there are songs with an R&B groove like the sizzling opener, 'Rising Moon', jumping rockers like 'Firewood and Candles' and 'Rock Out on the Sea' and fun songs like 'Leah: The Sequel'. The humorous tunes contrast with another of Kelly's exquisite songs of regret, 'Letters in the Rain', and the rich imagery at the heart of 'Petrichor'.
'There's a frequent wit to these songs, and an even greater sense of humanity, as Kelly captures the details of human nature with a master's touch, not to mention a fluid and effective melodic sense.' - AllMusic
★★★★ 'Some of his best songs in years' - The Guardian
Kelly captures the vastness of Australian culture and landscape with his trademark bluegrass mixed with folk-rock. Through his storytelling, Kelly and The Messengers went on to release some of the most patriotically recognised songs like 'Leaps and Bounds', 'Before Too Long' and 'Darling It Hurts'.
Don't miss your chance to see Australia's foremost singer-songwriters Paul Kelly in concert this November. Fans are encouraged to act quickly in securing their tickets via ticketmaster. For more information visit www.frontiertouring.com/paulkelly.