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PAUL KELLY Bringing the gravy to WA

Legendary Australian songwriter Paul Kelly has announced he will be bringing his Making Gravy tour to Perth for the first time this year, with an outdoor show at Stadium Park at Optus Stadium on Saturday, December 7. Each year Paul Kelly hand-picks guest artists to join him on the tour, with Courtney Barnett, Kate Miller-Heidke, and Marlon Williams on the bill this year, bringing with them the promise of an amazing evening of live music – and that extra tang.

Now in its third year, the Making Gravy tour kicks off the festive season celebrations with the music of Paul Kelly’s four decade-long career, reserving a special place for the Christmas classic How To Make Gravy, and even wrapping up the tour in Brisbane on ‘gravy day’ itself, the 21st of December.

Courtney Barnett has been one of Australian music’s biggest success stories in recent years. Armed with a distinctive voice, wickedly insightful lyricism, and simple yet ferocious guitar work, she shares Paul Kelly’s innate ability to conjure a uniquely Australian feel, making her the perfect addition to the top of the bill. She is the first female artist to win the ARIA for Best Rock Album, and has also taken home triple j’s Album of the Year, the Australian Music Prize, and a Grammy nomination, showing her international recognition.

In a whole different way, the legendary Kate Miller-Heidke took Australia to the world with her show-stopping top 10 performance of Zero Gravity at the Eurovision Song Contest. The award-winning singer-songwriter has soared across indie-pop, folk, and opera and is the only artist in history to perform at the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Eurovision Song Contest, and Coachella.

New Zealand’s most alluring voice, Marlon Williams, has captivated audiences around the world, plucking at heartstrings with tracks like What’s Chasing You, Beautiful Dress, and Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore (feat. Aldous Harding). The crooner has also sold out global tours in support of his second album Make Way For Love, and won the New Zealand Music Awards for Album of the Year and Best Solo Artist.

The Making Gravy tour news comes just as Paul Kelly has announced a new greatest hits album Songs From The South (1985 – 2019) set to be released on November 15. It will feature numerous revered songs from the iconic songwriter’s illustrious career, including cuts from his most recent studio albums, classics like To Her Door, Dumb Things, and From Little Things Big Things Grow, and of course, How To Make Gravy.

Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy tour with Courtney Barnett, Kate Miller-Heidke, and Marlon Williams hits Stadium Park at Optus Stadium on Saturday, December 7. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 23 from Frontier Touring.



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