The Whitlams are going on a pub tour to commemorate their 25th anniversary. This time around, the celebration is less formal compared to the concert hall tours they had last April and May of this year. The Whitlams’ 2018 pub tour takes place in May and lasts for eight weeks until June. However, the 14 shows are located in the Eastern state. No word yet about dates in the Western Australia area.
Fans can look forward to the iconic Australian band play their numerous hit singles including Blow Up the Pokies, No Aphrodisiac, and Fall for You. Moreover, Tim Freedman hints at what their audiences can look forward to throughout the entire tour.
In a press release, Freedman revealed their intention to play more of the band’s rarely played cuts from Introducing The Whitlams and Undeniably The Whitlams.” Ticket sales for the 2018 tour dates start October 16 and are available via the band’s official website. Here are the tour dates and venues for each leg of the tour.
Tuesday, 1st May 2018 at the Lizotte’s Newcastle, Lambton
Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 at the Lizotte’s Newcastle, Lambton
Friday, 4th May 2018 at The Street Theatre, Canberra
Friday, 11th May 2018* at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 at The Republic Bar, Hobart
Friday, 25th May 2018* at The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday, 30th May 2018 at The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay
Thursday, 31st May 2018* at The Soundlounge, Gold Coast
Friday, 1st June 2018* at The Triffid, Newstead
Friday, 8th June 2018 at the Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
Saturday, 9th June 2018 at the Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville
Friday, 15th June 2018* at The Gov, Hindmarsh
Friday, 22nd June 2018 at the Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga
Saturday, 23rd June 2018 at the SS&A Club, Albury
Audiences in Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast, and the Adelaide shows in Newstead and Hindmarsh can also look forward to the appearances of a couple of homegrown favorites. Singer-songwriters Alex Lloyd and Deborah Conway will join the Whitlams on stage during their pub tours in these cities.
Throughout their 25 years, The Whitlams released six studio albums, a compilation album, two live albums and 18 singles. In April and May this year, The Whitlams toured Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, and Adelaide to commemorate their 25th anniversary. Each of their performances was backed by a 50-piece orchestra. Hence, fans would likely look forward to the upcoming pub tours in 2018 for more intimate and back-to-roots shows.