One of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy AKA Will Oldham has announced more sideshows to go along with his already announced Sydney Opera House show and the appearance on the Golden Plains Sixxx 2012 line-up in March.
Born Will Oldham in Kentucky USA some 40 years ago, Oldham christened the Bonnie mantle after the dissolution of his previous outfit(s), the hugely influential alt-country outfits Palace Brothers and Palace Music. Since then Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy has amassed a catalogue of some twelve studio-albums.
His most recent release, Wolfroy Goes to Town, continues in his own unique tradition but in true maverick style moves ever sideways from expectation, this time with the addition of vocalist Angel Olsen – a solo performer in her own right – and guitarist Emmett Kelly; Billy’s most recent consistent collaborator and the one-man band known as the Cairo Gang. It is these performers plus drummer Van Campbell who will be joining the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy on this Australian tour.
Live, one can never know what to expect from Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy other than to be hugely entertained.
Tickets on-sale now.
Bonnie Prince Billy Australia March 2012 – Golden Plains Sideshows
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
Monday 5th March
Tickets: $39 – $69 (Insiders members $31.20 – $55.20)
http://sydneyoperahouse.com / 9250 7777
National Theatre, Melbourne
Friday 9th March
Tickets $54.20 + bf from http://www.ticketek.com.au, phone 132 849 or in person at the venue box office and all Ticketek outlets.
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
Saturday 10th March
Tickets $45.00 + bf from from http://www.theatreroyal.info, phone (03) 5472 1196 or in person at the venue 30 Hargrave Street, Castlemaine.
Bonnie Prince Billy will also be appearing on the Golden Plains Sixx 2012 line-up.