Eric Bibb Australian Tour

Eric Bibb Australian Tour

Two-time Grammy nominee Eric Bibb has now sold out two shows on his upcoming Australian tour, with St Kilda's much-loved Fyrefly adding a second date on Sunday, 26 May due to popular demand.

A leading bluesman of his generation, Eric will return to Australia with his sensational band for a string of dates offering uplifting and inspiring folk and blues across five states throughout May.

Ever on the move, pursuing a career spanning five decades, never resting on his laurels, Eric Bibb has a full bag of stories to tell from around the world and here he comes, bringing his new album Global Griot with him.

Global indeed, recorded in France, Sweden, Jamaica, Ghana, Canada, the UK and the US! If the expression "World Music" were not so problematic and much misused as a marketing tool it would suit Eric's approach. But don't get it wrong: He is first and foremost a "blues brother"- an old school bluesman who finds ways to expand his domain.

Always the entertainer, the educator and the motivator, Eric Bibb, continues to resonate with what is currently happening in the world today.

There is no doubting Eric's status as an acoustic blues legend. Since his first album in 1972, Eric has released 37 albums and enjoyed a non-stop touring career spanning five decades. Carving his own musical destiny with honesty and power, Eric Bibb is a remarkable live performer who has performed for Nelson Mandela and with renowned artists such as Charlie Musselwhite, Toumani Diabaté, Glen Scott, Larry Crockett, Habib Koité, Jools Holland and many more.

Grounded in the folk/blues tradition, the Bibb sound is unique, no matter which direction he chooses. Never trend-led, never dictated to by commercial concerns, not chasing chart positions or volume sales. Eric follows his heart and it hasn't steered him wrong yet, propelling the blues into a new century. His music rooted in tradition, but with a large helping of contemporary sensibility to make it both retro and relevant. It has led original Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd, to famously declare to the American born singer "You are what the blues in the new century should be about."

Having previously wowed Australian audiences many times over the years, a fiery singer with true soul, gospel and folk roots, it will be an honour to welcome Eric back to Australia. One show has already SOLD OUT, and others are selling fast. Visit venue websites for dates and tickets.

www.ericbibb.com

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Friday, May 10
Eric Bibb & band + Rick Steele & The Blues Busters + DJ Holly Doll (18+)
Rock Rover, 47 South Terrace, Fremantle
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: $80.60 through Oztix

Saturday, May 11
Eric Bibb & band + Rick Steele & The Blues Busters + DJ Holly Doll (18+)
The River, 40 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: $80.60 through Oztix

NEW SOUTH WALES

Monday, May 13
Eric Bibb & band (18+)
Brass Monkey, 115A Cronulla St, Cronulla
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: $90 through Oztix

Thursday, May 16
Eric Bibb & Band (18+)
The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: $87.95+bf through Ticketek

Sunday, May 19
Lunch with The Legendary Eric Bibb (18+)
Lizotte's, 31 Morehead St, Lambton
Doors: 12pm
Tickets: $85 (show only); $127 (dinner & show) through Lizottes

Sunday, May 19
The Legendary Eric Bibb (18+)
Lizotte's, 31 Morehead St, Lambton
Doors: 6pm
Tickets: $85 (show only); $127 (dinner & show) through Lizottes

QUEENSLAND

Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18
Blues on Broadbeach
www.bluesonbroadbeach.com

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Wednesday, May 22
Eric Bibb & band + Lazy Eye (18+)
The Gov, 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: $87.25 through Oztix

VICTORIA

Thursday, May 23
Eric Bibb & band (18+)
The Thornbury Theatre, 859 High St, Thornbury
Doors: 7.00pm
Tickets: $81.60 (GA); $87.25-$91.80 (Reserved seating); $126.50 (Dinner & show) through Oztix

Friday, May 24
Eric Bibb & band (18+)
Fyrefly, 34 Inkerman St, St Kilda SOLD OUT

Saturday, May 25
Eric Bibb & band (18+)
Meeniyan Hall, Meeniyan SOLD OUT

Sunday, May 26
Eric Bibb & band (18+)
Fyrefly, 34 Inkerman St, St Kilda
Doors: 7.00pm
Tickets: $91.80 (Reserved seating); $132.60-$142.80 (Dinner & show) through Oztix




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