So we were totally hanging out with Warren Ellis the other night. True story. Well, by "hanging out" we actually mean that we were at the same birthday party, standing across the room, admiring his epic beard. Had we felt the nerve to go up and say hello, he might have told us about how Dirty Three will boldly break cover with an extensive Australian tour in early 2012, including their own headlining shows, festival appearances and their first ever performance at the Sydney Opera House. Or he might have told us how the band will also release a new album. Instead, he probably just wondered who those weirdos were that were staring at him all night.
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.
Tickets for all shows on-sale Monday 12 December 2012 except where noted.
FRIDAY 9 MARCH
Perth, Astor Theatre presented by X-Press Magazine. Tickets from www.bocsticketing.com.au, feelpresents.oztix.com.au, phone 9484 1133 or in person at all Bocs outlets.
WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH
Auckland, Powerstation Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz, www.powerstation.net.nz, phone 09 970 9700 or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets *ON SALE NOW
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
THURSDAY 22 MARCH
Brisbane, The Tivoli presented by Time Off Magazine Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au, feelpresents.oztix.com.au, phone 132 849 or in person at all Ticketek outlets.