Media Release - Tripod: Men of Substance
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13 November 2013
Sydney Opera House presents
Men of Substance
3 - 13 JANUARY 2013, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, DRAMA THEATRE
"...one of the funniest things happening in Edinburgh right now. Or possibly the world... there's hardly time to catch your breath in between bouts of uncontrollable laughter... these guys are unbelievable musicians too. Sometimes five stars just aren't enough."
THE SCOTSMAN, Edinburgh
Australia’s favourite musical and comedy trio Tripod are back in concert with their new show Men of Substance hitting the stage of the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House as part for Summer at the House from the 3rd of January.
Tripod: Boys? Men? Men’s men? Ladyboys? In Men of Substance, armed with tattered wisdom, cheap scotch and unlicensed firearms, they’ll bring to bear their hard-earned cabaret chops to show you how and in what way the once scorching charismageddon of the new generation have morphed into craggy fugitives with a suitcase of regrets and a glass eye. In song.
The trio recently toured their show Tripod versus the Dragon to critical acclaim in the US, Edinburgh and Sydney, and were Artists in Residence at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Tripod are regulars on the music festival circuit, having played Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster and many others. Tripod’s television appearance history is extensive having amassed appearances both here and overseas. These include ABC1’s Spicks and Specks, as well as Network Ten’s Good News Week, Rove, the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, and the Just For Laughs Comedy Gala in Montreal. Tripod also featured as core cast members on Network Ten's Skithouse and the ABC’s The Sideshow.
Tripod are renowned for their radio work, most notably their Song-In-An-Hour Challenge on ABC Radio’s Triple J, as well as countless appearances on every major radio station in the country. Prolific recording artists, Tripod has released ten full-length albums and four DVDs. In 2005, Tripod received an ARIA Award for their album, Middleborough Rd.
Tripod is part of Sydney Opera House 2013 Summer at the House program.
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WHERE: Sydney Opera House, Drama Theatre
WHEN: 3rd January - 13th January 2013
TIME: Thursday 3rd - Saturday 12th - 7.30pm, Sunday 13th - 7.15pm
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