Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Thank you to Drum Media for getting back to me with confirmation, and passing this on ...


for the first time in Australia...



Well folks, this time the rumours are true, GILLIAN WELCH, will be here in November for what is certain to be the roots tour of theyear. Accompanied
by David Rawlings, partner/producer/multi instrumentalist and singer, this will be the pair's first visit downunder.

Armed only with two guitars, a banjo, two voices and a big bag of songs that sound as old as the Appalachian mountains, Welch andRawlings manage to
ignite their remarkable chemistry every time they walk out in front of an audience. Their performance is so beautiful and intense that their
presentation of their bleak emotional tunes somehow has an effect thatis never less than uplifting.

The tour is a mix of intimate venues, seated theatres and bar room dancehalls booked to accommodate Gillian's very mixed fan base. With her
admirers coming from her own work, through to the Grammy Award winning'O Brother Where Art Thou? Soundtrack and the numerous collaborations with
everyone from Emmylou Harris to Ryan Adams.

Gillian's most recent record, "Soul Journey", was released in 2003. She calls it "the sunniest record I've ever made". A collection that offers much
of what we've come to associate with her style, stark but powerfulstories set to music whose bare intensity conveys an almost unbearable beauty.

If you care for real music, these shows are not to be missed.

Dates as follows....


Monday 1st (Cup Eve!): THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD (General admission seated show)
Tickets from Ticketek.

Wednesday 3rd: GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BAY, NSW (General admission standing show)
Tickets from the Great Northern and Ticketek.

Friday 5th: THE ROXY, PARRAMATTA, NSW (Reserved seating show)
Tickets from Ticketek.

Saturday 6th: THE METRO, SYDNEY, NSW (General admission standing show)
Tickets from Ticketek and The Metro.

Thursday 11th and Friday 12: THE PRINCE, ST KILDA, VIC(General admission standing show)
Tickets from Ticketek GaslightMusic, Polyester Records, Greville Records, Basement Discs, Princepublic bar and

Saturday 13th: THE PALAIS, HEPBURN SPRINGS, VIC (Reserved seating and general admission standing show)
111 Main Road, Hepburn Springs Vic 3461 Tel 03 53484849 Tickets from The Palais Tel 03 53484849

Sunday 14th: MEENIYAN HALL, MEENIYAN, VIC (General admission seating)
Tickets from Ticketek.


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