Bob Evans is coming to a town near you
Bob Evans has announced an extensive national tour which will see him perform shows in a long list of capitals and regional centres throughout April, May and June.
Evans, the ARIA-winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, told fans he would also be treating ticketholders holders to a free six-track EP of unreleased material called Zeroes to Heroes.
Following the release of his critically acclaimed LP Car Boot Sale and a packed out tour with Josh Pyke last year, the Lonesome Highways Tour will kick off in Canberra on April 20 and wind its way through New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia (no hometown shows this time around, sandgropers).
Mitchell has released five albums under the Bob Evans moniker. Funnily enough, there have also been five Jebediah albums.
He recently told Music Insight the two personas “satisfy different parts of my personality and things that I like about music, but with the two of them it kind of makes me feel complete.”
To give fans a taste of what’s coming, Mitchell has released a live acoustic video of My Matilda, a track from the exclusive EP, which you can check out below.
“I have so many songs that have almost made it on to records in the past but have just missed out for one reason or another and I’ve always wanted to share them with people,” Mitchell said.
“I thought this would just be a good way to say thank you to the people who support me.”
He said fans could expect the upcoming shows to be “up close and personal”.
“I’ll be playing songs from across all of my records, a few covers too. I’ll take requests and then screw them up. We’ll all be firm friends by the end of the night.”
Tickets to the Lonesome Highways Tour are on sale now via the Bob Evans website.
BOB EVANS LONESOME HIGHWAYS TOUR
THU 20 APR | FRONT BAR, CANBERRA ACT | 18+ no supports
FRI 21 APR | LIZOTTES, NEWCASTLE NSW | 18+ w/ Amy Vee
SAT 22 APR | HARDY’S BAY CLUB, CENTRAL COAST NSW | 18+ no supports
WED 03 MAY | CLARENDON GUEST HOUSE, KATOOMBA NSW | 18+ no supports
FRI 05 MAY | CAMELOT LOUNGE, SYDNEY NSW | 18+ w/ Bree De Rome
SAT 06 MAY | BRASS MONKEY, CRONULLA NSW | 18+ w/ Bree De Rome
SUN 07 MAY | HERITAGE HOTEL, BULLI NSW | 18+ w/ Hannah Park
THU 11 MAY | THE SPOTTED COW, TOOWOOMBA QLD | 18+ w/ Bree De Rome
FRI 12 MAY | 5 CHURCH ST, BELLINGEN NSW | 18+ no supports
SAT 13 MAY | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD | 18+ w/ Bree De Rome + Royal & The Southern Echo
THU 01 JUN | BAHA, RYE VIC | 18+ w/ Alana Wilkinson + TBA
FRI 02 JUN | THE CROXTON FRONT BAR, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+ w/ Alana Wilkinson
SAT 03 JUN | WORKERS CLUB, GEELONG VIC | 18+ w/ Alana Wilkinson + Rachael Brennan
THU 08 JUN | GRACE EMILY HOTEL, ADELAIDE SA | 18+ w/ Bec Stevens
FRI 09 JUN | BRIDGE HOTEL, CASTLEMAINE VIC | 18+ no supports