The Whitlams’ Tim Freedman expands solo tour

To promote the forthcoming Whitlams single

Tim Freedman, frontman of The Whitlams, has added more dates to his run of solo shows this November.

Freedman initially announced last month (September 17), selling out shows in NSW and the ACT.

After selling out two shows at Sydney’s Camelot Lounge, it was announced today (October 12) that Freedman will perform a third show at the City Recital Hall in Angel Place.


The show will take place on Wednesday November 25 – which also happens to be Freedman’s 56th birthday.

Whitlams guitarist Jak Housden and jazz bassist Phil Stack will join Freedman for the new show as special guests.

Additionally, Freedman will now perform in Wollongong and Kingscliff. Freedman has added a second show in Newcastle, as well as a third show in Canberra.

Due to the opening of the South Australian borders to New South Wales, Freedman will also now perform in the Barrossa Valley and in Adelaide in early December.

The shows will serve to promote The Whitlams’ forthcoming new single, ‘Ballad Of Bertie Kidd’.

The single will be the first new music from The Whitlams in nearly 15 years, following their 2006 double album ‘Little Cloud’.


Freedman will perform the single for the first time on the tour. A press release describes the song as “a six-minute crime caper,” depicting “a little known escapade in the long career of one of Australia’s most notorious criminals”.

The band will release the single on October 30. They will then release their as-yet-untitled seventh album in 2021.

The Whitlams were meant to premiere new material on their national ‘Gaffage & Clink’ tour last month. This was, however, postponed to 2021 due to restrictions surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic.

“We couldn’t wait to get stuck into this tour,” said Freedman at the time, “but we have decided to be patient.”

The band intend to keep the tour “as originally intended – with the same great bills in the same great venues.”

“Pushing it back a whole year seems a long time, but I think some prudence now will pay off for us all in the long run,” added Freedman.

Tim Freedman solo tour 2020:


Friday 6 – WOLLONGONG The Music Lounge
Friday 13 – KINGSCLIFF Beach Hotel
Saturday 14 – BYRON BAY Byron Theatre
Teusday 17 and Wednesday 18 – NEWCASTLE Lizotte’s
Friday 20 – SPRINGWOOD Blue Mountains Theatre
Saturday 21 – CRONULLA Brass Monkey
Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 – SYDNEY Camelot Lounge
Wednesday 25 – SYDNEY City Recital Hall
Friday 27 – BERRIMA Bendooley Estate
Saturday 28 – CANBERRA Street Theatre


Tuesday 1 – BAROSSA VALLEY Rockford Winery
Wednesday 2 – ADELAIDE The Gov