Media Release: Two extra shows added for Neil Finn & Paul Kelly - March 17 & 18
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15 November 2012
Sydney Opera House presents
Neil Finn & Paul Kelly
Two final shows added March 17 & 18
CONCERT HALL, 10-12 & 17-18 March 2013
Due to an overwhelming response to the members and fan pre-sale, Sydney Opera House has announced that an additional two shows will go on sale to the general public tomorrow for Neil Finn and Paul Kelly in the Concert Hall.
Australasia’s greatest singer songwriters, Neil Finn and Paul Kelly will perform together over five nights in the Concert Hall from 10 – 12 and 17-18 March, 2013, as part of a national tour that will see the pair tour together for the first time.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 16 November at 9am.
Performing together for most of the show, Finn and Kelly will draw from a selection of each of their songbook classics, including Finn’s Crowded House, Split Enz, Finn Brothers and solo material along with seminal Kelly classics that have settled deep in the Australian psyche.
View footage and interviews at sydneyoperahouse.com/PLAY for a taste of the show:
View an interview with Finn and Kelly about the tour
View Finn & Kelly performing Shoes Under my Bed
View Finn & Kelly performing Leaps & Bounds
View Finn & Kelly performing Into Temptation
This momentous collaboration will celebrate their combined musical legacy that includes over 20 chart-topping hits, 30 awards and two of APRA's greatest Australian songs of all time – Crowded House's 'Don't Dream It's Over' and Paul Kelly's 'To Her Door'.
Making it a family affair, Finn and Kelly will share a backing band that includes Elroy Finn on drums and Dan Kelly on guitar.
For both Finn and Kelly, these concerts continue a musical journey with the Opera House that has spellbound audiences, from Paul Kelly's 100 song series of A to Z shows in The Studio, to Crowded House's iconic Farewell to the World concert on the steps of the Opera House, and both artists involvement in The Ship Song Project.
Neil Finn's songbook ranges across classics from Crowded House, Split Enz and Finn Brothers as well as his solo material, and includes the likes of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, ‘Something So Strong’, ‘Better Be Home Soon’, ‘Weather With You’ and ‘Four Seasons In One Day’. He is recording a new Neil Finn solo album, the first in over ten years, with Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT, Mercury Rev, Modest Mouse, Tame Impala), which is due for release in late 2013.
Paul Kelly’s highly acclaimed new album ‘Spring and Fall’ was released in October, and follows eighteen studio albums as well as several film soundtracks (including Lantana and the 2006 Cannes Film Festival highlight, Jindabyne) and two live albums, in an influential career spanning more than thirty years. Kelly’s hit songs include the likes of ‘Before Too Long’, ‘Darling It Hurts’, ‘Dumb Things’, ‘To Her Door’ and ‘How To Make Gravy’.
WHO: Neil Finn & Paul Kelly
WHEN: 10-12 & 17-18 March 2013
WHERE: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
TICKETS: $84 - $129
Tickets from sydneyoperahouse.com/music / 9250 7777
Helene Fox / firstname.lastname@example.org / 02 9250 7805 / 0401 711 764