The Whitlams

The Whitlams will tour nationally in May and June 2018 in their classic four-piece configuration to bring their 25th year to a rowdy finale. Starting the anniversary year in May 2017 selling out concert halls in each state capital with 60 piece orchestras, they end it with a jaunt through their favourite pub gigs around the country. They are ditching the conductor and the charts, and are back to the common muscle-memory of 1000 shows and six albums.

The Whitlams’ line up of Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Warwick Hornby on bass and Terepai Richmond on drums will be delivering the sort of sprawling, the rambunctious set they have become famous for.“We are looking forward to eight weeks straight and delving deep into the catalogue,” said Tim Freedman. “We are going to prepare some rarely played album cuts from the first two albums ‘Introducing’ and ‘Undeniably’ and I’m sure they’ll suit the pubs, as well as they, did 25 years ago”.

The Whitlams are proud to announce that they are picking up a few other stars of the 90’s to make these nights especially memorable – Alex Lloyd and Deborah Conway will join the bill in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Adelaide. 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’.

THE WHITLAMS 2018 Tour Dates

NEWCASTLE
LIZOTTE’S
no support
Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 May 2018

CANBERRA
STREET THEATRE
no support
Friday 4 May 2018

MELBOURNE
CORNER HOTEL
with ALEX LLOYD + DEBORAH CONWAY
Friday 11 May 2018

HOBART
REPUBLIC BAR
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Wednesday 23 May 2018

SYDNEY
THE METRO
with ALEX LLOYD + DEBORAH CONWAY
Friday 25 May 2018

BYRON BAY
THE BYRON THEATRE
no support
Wednesday 30 May 2018

GOLD COAST
THE SOUNDLOUNGE
with ALEX LLOYD + DEBORAH CONWAY
Thursday 31 May 2018

BRISBANE
THE TRIFFID
with ALEX LLOYD + DEBORAH CONWAY
Friday 1 June 2018

CAIRNS
TANKS ARTS CENTRE
support TBA
Friday 8 June 2018

TOWNSVILLE
DALRYMPLE HOTEL
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Saturday 9 June 2018

ADELAIDE
THE GOV
with ALEX LLOYD + DEBORAH CONWAY
Friday 15 June 2018

WAGGA WAGGA
CIVIC THEATRE
support TBA
Friday 22 June 2018