He might not even have kicked off his sold out June east coast run of shows yet, but Ben Lee has just gone ahead and announced an extensive national tour, including special regional and outer city dates, for this October.
Lee’s new run of national dates will kick off on Saturday, 3rd October at Brisbane’s Woolly Mammoth, and will continue on with stops in Melbourne, Cronulla, Newcastle, Thirroul, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
Both his three-date June sojourn, which starts tonight, and the October tour will be in celebration of Ben Lee’s new album Love Is The Great Rebellion, which was released just last week.
“It’s about courage, in a sense,” Lee tolds Music Feeds about his 10th studio album. “We started this conversation talking about things that I’ve done that are polarising and this album is about having the courage to follow your instinct and to do those things.”
Lee’s wife, Ione Skye, makes an appearance on the record, as does his five-year-old daughter Goldie and his father-in-law, ’60s folk icon Donovan.
See details for Ben Lee’s October national tour below.
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Ben Lee National Tour Dates
(All shows 18+)
Frontier Members pre-sale from Tuesday, 9th June
General public on sale from 10am Friday, 12th June
Saturday, 3rd October
Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Woolly Mammoth
Wednesday, 7th October
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Corner Hotel
Friday, 9th October
Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday, 10th October
Lizotte’s Restaurant, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday, 11th October
Anita’s Theatre – Front Room, Thirroul, NSW
Wednesday, 14th October
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday, 16th October
The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Saturday, 17th October
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Tickets: Astor Theatre