October will herald the much-anticipated return to Australian soil of pioneering virtuoso guitarist JOHN McLAUGHLIN, for headline performances in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, and now two shows in Melbourne.
With the Melbourne Festival show on October 14 sold out, McLaughlin will perform a second and final show at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Monday October 12.
These dates mark McLaughlin’s first headline shows in Australia in nearly 25 years, having not toured with his own band since 1991. McLaughlin was last here for five shows with Chick Corea as part of their Five Peace Band project in 2009.
Tickets for this second Melbourne show will go on sale 9am this Friday, September 25.
In Perth, McLaughlin’s show will move to the Astor Theatre (previously at the Perth Concert Hall). There is no change of show date, Tuesday October 6.
For all ticket holders who have supplied Ticketek with their email address, the Astor Theatre will send replacement tickets via email. For those who have not provided an email address, their tickets will be available for collection at the Astor Theatre on show night.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au.
As a musician, composer and bandleader, John McLaughlin’s contribution to contemporary improvisational music is undeniable.
From his work with Miles Davis during the legendary “Bitches Brew” and “Jack Johnson” sessions, then with Mahavishnu Orchestra, with Shakti and now with his current band, The 4th Dimension, McLaughlin’s work has obliterated the boundaries dividing jazz, rock and global musical traditions.
Now, John McLaughlin is prepared to break through yet again, with what he feels is his most personal statement to date: Black Light.
On his 18th full-length LP, McLaughlin has returned to acoustic guitar for a tribute to his friend, Paco De Lucia, entitled “El Hombre Que Sabia” and brings forth a depth of sadness and admiration beyond words. “I have explored ways in music and recorded them with happiness,” McLaughlin notes. “Black Light has opened a portal that is neither jazz nor rock, nor Indian nor blues, and yet all of these: it’s an open door.”
Black Light also features the 4th Dimension in full flight, with their empathy and precision honed on stage and in the studio.
Don’t miss out on the remarkable and genre-defying performances by John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension live in concert.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
*NEW MELBOURNE SHOW ON SALE
10AM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25
ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH
TUESDAY OCTOBER 6
previously at Perth Concert Hall; no change of date
CITY RECITAL HALL – ANGEL PLACE, SYDNEY
THURSDAY OCTOBER 8
THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE
MONDAY OCTOBER 12* new show!
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14 sold out
performing as part of the Melbourne Festival
9am – 9pm Thursday September 24
All other shows on sale now.
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