Former Black Flag singer Henry Rollins has expanded his upcoming speaking tour of Australia – his first in seven years – with new shows in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Now spanning a total of 20 shows across June and July, the ‘Good To See You’ tour will hit a mix of capital cities and regional hotspots, starting with back-to-back shows in Perth and the Margaret River on Monday June 5 and Tuesday 6. He’ll duck past Adelaide on his way to the Northern Territory that Thursday (June 8), before sharing his social commentary and punk anecdotes in Alice Springs and Darwin.
From there, he’ll head to Queensland for two sold-out shows in Brisbane on Thursday June 15 and Friday 16 – sandwiched between dates in Cairns and Caloundra – with the newly announced third show going down on Saturday June 18.
Rollins will then to Canberra for a show on Tuesday June 20, before giving fans in Victoria four chances to see him: he’ll perform in Bendigo on Wednesday June 21, then Ballarat the next day (June 22), his first sold-out show in Melbourne on Saturday June 24, and then his newly announced second show there on Sunday June 25.
Up next on the itinerary will be a trio of gigs in New South Wales – more specifically Thirroul, Sydney and Newcastle – with Rollins then wrapping the tour up in Launceston and Hobart at the start of July.
Tickets for all shows (except the sold-out Brisbane and Melbourne dates, of course) are on sale now – find them here for the dates in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Thirroul and Sydney, with all other dates available here.
Rollins’ last Australian tour took place in 2016, although he made a one-off stop through Byron Bay in July of 2018, when he performed a unique spoken-word set at Splendour In The Grass.
The multi-hyphenate has spent much of the past decade on tours like this, with his last musical effort – the Rollins Band album ‘Weighting’ – arriving in 2004. A few years back, he explained to Rick Rubin that he stopped making music because “there’s no more toothpaste in the tube”. He elaborated: “The smart thing I did as a younger man was one day I woke up in my bed and I went, ‘I’m done with music. I don’t hate it. I just have no more lyrics.”
Henry Rollins’ Australian ‘Good To See You’ tour dates are:
Monday 5 – Wajuk/Perth, Concert Hall
Tuesday 6 – Wardandi/Margaret River, HEART
Thursday 8 – Kaurna/Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
Friday 9 – Arrernte/Alice Springs, Araluen Arts Centre
Saturday 10 – Larrakia/Darwin, Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 13 – Yidinjdji/Cairns, Performing Arts Centre
Thursday 15 – Yuggera/Brisbane, The Tivoli (SOLD OUT)
Friday 16 – Yuggera/Brisbane, The Tivoli (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 17 – Gubbi Gubbi/Caloundra, The Events Centre
Sunday 18 – Yuggera/Brisbane, The Tivoli (NEW SHOW)
Tuesday 20 – Ngambri and Ngunnawal/Canberra, Llewellyn Hall @ ANU
Wednesday 21 – Dja Dja Wurrung/Bendigo, Ulumbarra Theatre
Thursday 22 – Wathaurong/Ballarat, Civic Hall
Saturday 24 – Woiworung/Melbourne, Hamer Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 25 – Woiworung/Melbourne, Hamer Hall (NEW SHOW)
Tuesday 27 – Tharawal/Thirroul, Anita’s Theatre
Wednesday 28 – Eora/Sydney, State Theatre
Friday 30 – Awabakal/Newcastle, City Hall
Sunday 2 – Tyerrernotepanner/Launceston, Princess Theatre
Monday 3 – nipaluna/Hobart, Odeon Theatre