Darren Hanlon Announces 2014 Christmas Tour

Darren HanlonIf there’s one constant in the disjointed life of Darren Hanlon, it’s his annual Yuletide show series. “The years seem to get faster but for me the Christmas tour is the playing card in the spokes that mark each turn,” he says.

And the season is upon us again. Nearing a decade of existence, this year will see Hanlon once again take the stage in a blaze of solo informality, keeping things loose and inviting special guests to sing a song or two.

Don’t miss Darren Hanlon at The Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine on Thursday 11 December, Trinity Sessions in Adelaide on Sunday 14 December (all ages), Mojo’s in Fremantle on Monday 15 December, Northcote Uniting Church Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 18 December (all ages), Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on Friday 19 December, St Stephens Church in Sydney on Saturday 20 December (all ages), and The Globe in Brisbane on Sunday 21 December (all ages). Tickets to all shows are on sale now.

So it’s business as usual for Australia’s favourite songsmith, except that this year the shows are going further afield. This tour marks the first time Hanlon has ever played Castlemaine, as well as an often-requested Melbourne all-ages show.

Plus, these shows have the added prestige of serving as the launch of Hanlon’s new single ‘When You Go’. ‘When You Go’ is the first track to be released from Hanlon’s long awaited sixth album, to be released in March 2015.

Listen to Darren Hanlon’s new single ‘When You Go’ here:

The album journey was an unplanned, and sometimes perilous, lope through the American South, with different songs recorded in a serious of different towns and studios, often with musicians Hanlon met in the studio or found busking nearby. ‘When You Go’ was recorded early in the journey at Electraphonic Recording, in Memphis Tennessee, with Scott Bomar, Bomar is renowned for his soundtrack work with Memphis filmmaker Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow, Black Snake Moan), as well as being the instigator of the band The Bo-Keys, made up of former legends of the Hi Rhythm Section and Stax Records sessions.

Don’t miss Darren Hanlon play his legendary Christmas shows at a venue near you in December.

Christmas Tour 2014

Thursday 11 December
Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC
With special guests to be announced

Sunday 14 December
Trinity Sessions, Adelaide SA
5.30pm early show. ALL AGES!
With special guests to be announced

Monday 15 December
Mojo’s, Fremantle WA
With special guests to be announced

Thursday 18 December
Northcote Uniting Church Hall, Melbourne VIC
6.30pm early show. ALL AGES!
With special guests to be announced

Friday 19 December
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
With special guests to be announced

Saturday 20 December
St Stephens Church Newtown, Sydney NSW
7.00pm early show. ALL AGES!
With special guests to be announced

Sunday 21 December
The Globe, Brisbane QLD
6.00pm early show. ALL AGES (with a parent)!
With special guests to be announced