Paul Kelly is heading out around Australia to perform his A to Z shows for the nation.
Kelly has selected 100 songs from his massive catalogue and will perform the songs alphabetically over four nights at each stop.
The original A to Z shows were performed in 2004 in a series of concerts at Melbourne’s Spiegeltent. An 8CD box set of ‘The A To Z Recordings’ will be released later this month. The collection will include a 64 page hardback book of photographs.
Prior to that, Kelly’s book ‘How To Make Gravy’, featuring the stories Paul told about the songs on the original A To Z shows. “Most songs were recorded live between 2004 and 2010 at various places during the A To Z shows. The idea was to present the songs undressed, in many cases close to how they sounded when they were first written, before being arranged with a band,” Kelly said in a statement.
The Paul Kelly A To Z show dates are:
Tuesday Nov 30th – Friday December 3rd – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday Dec 8th – Saturday December 11th – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Thursday January 20th – Sunday January 23rd – City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, NSW (Sydney Festival)
Thursday January 27th – Sunday January 30th – The Playhouse, Canberra, ACT
Monday February 7th – Thursday February 10th – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
Wednesday February 16th – Saturday February 19th – Studio Theatre, Darwin Entertainment Centre, NT
Wednesday March 2nd – Saturday March 5th – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday April 4th – Thursday April 7th – Space Theatre, Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday April 13th- Saturday April 16th - Araluen Theatre, Alice Springs, NT