The Whitlams 2019 – Last drinks at the Morrison Hotel Tour
It’s 20 years since “Blow Up the Pokies” was released on the multi-platinum album “Love This City” and even though all the band can really do is shrug their shoulders that nothing has changed on the pokies front they can mark the passage of time and recall partying like it was 1999 by playing most of the album each night on this tour.
The Whitlams are also thrilled to announce that two of their favourite artists will join the shows in the capital cities next year – Bob Evans and Ella Hooper – in the 2019 Last drinks at the Morrison Hotel Tour.
Tim Freedman said “ I have identified 12 songs and two bonus tracks that I still want to play from “Love This City”, and that will make up the core of the shows this May and June. The other half of the rambunctious long set will wander widely through the other five albums, stopping off for six minutes at Bob Dylan’s ‘Tangled up in Blue’ which it’s time to play again”.
The band’s career achievements include seven albums, three multi-Platinum and three Gold and three ARIA Awards, including the Best Group presented by Gough Whitlam in 1998. In 2011 Eternal Nightcap was voted 27th on the ABC’s ‘My Favourite Album’ poll, and more recently earned the 17th spot in ‘Triple J¹s Hottest Australian Albums of All Time from my iPhone
2019 Tour Dates
TUE 21 & WED 22 MAY LIZOTTES NEWCASTLE, NSW
FRI 24 MAY CANBERRA THEATRE – PLAYHOUSE CANBERRA, ACT
THUR 30 MAY MIAMI MARKETTA GOLD COAST, QLD
FRI 31 MAY THE TRIFFID BRISBANE, QLD
WED 5 JUNE REPUBLIC BAR HOBART, TAS
FRI 7 JUNE THE GOV ADELAIDE, SA
THUR 13 JUNE THE JOAN PENRITH, NSW
FRI 14 JUNE METRO THEATRE SYDNEY, NSW
SAT 15 JUNE RIVERSIDE THEATRE PARRAMATTA, NSW
THUR 20 JUNE CORNER HOTEL MELBOURNE, VIC
FRI 28 JUNE MECC – AUDITORIUM MACKAY, QLD
SAT 29 JUNE PILBEAM THEATRE ROCKHAMPTON, QLD
SUN 30 JUNE GLADSTONE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
THUR 4 JULY ASTOR THEATRE PERTH, WA
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