In early 2012 Dirty Three will boldly break cover with an extensive Australian tour, including their own headlining shows, festival appearances and their first ever performance at the Sydney Opera House. The band will also release a remarkable new album.
“I think we may have cracked it. This may well be the definitive album from Dirty Three.” – Warren Ellis, November 2011
Dirty Three’s last tour of Australia was in 2009 when they performed their album Ocean Songs in its entirety as part of the Don’t Look Back classic albums series, a run of shows that sold-out across the country. This was a tour that confirmed Dirty Three’s status of one of the greatest live acts in the world.
“Dirty Three assailed and attacked the hot and humid Enmore Theatre on Australia Day with full and absolute effect. Playing in total their classic album ‘Ocean Songs’ we witnessed a band that is ageless and timeless. One of, if not the, greatest band that this country has ever produced.” – Oceans Never Listen
“There was not a single person in The Forum that would deny the sheer power of the Dirty Three’s songs live.” – The Dwarf
“It’s safe to say that everyone should see the Dirty Three.” – The Vine
The planets will once again align in 2012 as Dirty Three tour Australia and release their first new album since 2005’s Cinder.
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2012
PRESENTED BY FEEL, INPRESS,TIME OFF & X-PRESS
Tickets for all shows on-sale Monday 12 December 2012 except where noted.
FRIDAY 16 MARCH
Melbourne, The Palace
presented by Inpress Magazine
Tickets from www.ticketmaster.com.au, feelpresents.oztix.com.au, phone 136 100 or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets.
SATURDAY 17 MARCH
Gippsland, Mossvale Park, One Perfect Day Festival
Tickets from lyrebirdartscouncil.oztix.com.au, phone 1300 762 545 or in person at all Oztix outlets.
SUNDAY 18 MARCH
Castlemaine, Theatre Royal
Tickets from www.theatreroyal.info, phone (03) 5472 1196 or in person at the venue
30 Hargrave Street, Castlemaine.
WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Tickets from www.sydneyoperahouse.com or phone 9250 7777
(transaction fees apply).
*ON SALE NOW