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Paul Kelly announces 2018 ‘Making Gravy’ outdoor concerts for the festive season

Due to overwhelming public demand after last Decembers sold-out success, Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy is back again to kick start the festive season with a trio of outdoor concerts.

Christmas will be coming early for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane when Kelly comes to visit and perform songs from across his extensive career consisting of 24 studio albums, the latest one being Nature which is due for release Friday 12 October.

“I think of Nature as a companion piece to Life Is Fine, itself full of moons, rain, rocks, rivers, seas, smells and lovers,” says Kelly of the upcoming album.

Nature is the synergy of poems from five literary greats: Dylan Thomas, Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Phillip Larkin; as well as poems and original songs written by Kelly.

Audiences to the outdoor concerts will be in for a treat with a spectacular lineup of special guests joining Kelly on stage.

Sibling act Angus and Julia Stone, who released their fourth studio album Snow last September, will accompany Kelly on all three shows.

Also appearing at each venue is Melbourne singer-songwriter Alex Lahey who made her entrance in 2016 with her debut EP B-Grade University and released her first studio album I Love You Like A Brother last year.

Performing for Sydney only are both D.D Dumbo, whose unique pop sound stems from his use of a 12-string guitar and looping pedal, and also Angie McMahon.

Finally, Melbourne’s Mojo Juju will support both the Melbourne and Brisbane shows.

Tickets for General Public go on sale 10am local time Thursday 23 August.

Nature is due out Friday 12 October.


Fri 14 December – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)

With special guests Angus & Julia Stone, Alex Lahey and Mojo Juju

Sat 15 December – The Domain, Sydney, NSW (+18)

With special guests Angus & Julia Stone, Alex Lahey, D.D Dumbo & Angie McMahon

Fri 21 December – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)

With special guests Angus & Julia Stone, Alex Lahey and Mojo Juju

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