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Bluestfest 2014 Sideshows: Elvis Costello, The Doobie Brothers

Written by Sarah Bella on November 18, 2013

If you can’t make it to the extraordinarily excellent Bluesfest next year in person, organisers have good news for you today in the form of two more sideshows, with ’70s favourites The Doobie Brothers and legendary singer-songwriter Elvis Costello both dropping their own Australian headlining tour dates for 2014.

With acts like Dave Matthews Band, Erykah Badu and John Mayer, next year is set to be the biggest Bluesfest yet. Music Feeds readers can stay up to date with all of the latest Bluesfest 2014 news at our special Feed right here, and all of the action surrounding Bluesfest sideshows right here.


Elvis Costello and The Imposters

You could almost say Elvis Costello is one of Australia’s favourite adopted sons, with the acclaimed singer-songwriter having toured here almost a dozen time in the last 35 years. This time he’ll be bringing his band The Imposters and playing two very special headlining shows in Adelaide and Sydney.

The singer-songwriter is hard to pigeonhole, having released more than 40 albums covering countless genres and racking up a string of accolades like Grammy Awards, an Oscar nomination and induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

UPDATE 30/01/14: Elvis Costello has added a Melbourne show at Hamer Hall on Thursday 17th April following a public outcry that a headline performance for the city was left off the his upcoming Australian tour schedule. The Melbourne date will replace the recently cancelled Adelaide performance.

Tickets go on sale from 9:00AM AEST on Thursday, 28th November.

Thursday, 17th April CANCELLED
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tix: VenueTix | 08 8225 8888

Thursday 17th April – NEW SHOW
Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Tix: TicketMaster | 136 100

Wednesday, 23rd April
State Theatre, Sydney
Tix: TicketMaster | 136 100


The Doobie Brothers

Rock soul pioneers The Doobie Brothers will be bringing their extensive back catalogue to a string of sideshows next April, playing their hits like Listen to the Music, Black Water, Long Train Runnin’ and Takin’ It To The Streets in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.

These perennial favourites of Californian rock may not actually be brothers but they sure do still bring the goods live, with a career spanning more than 30 years. They’ll be playing as an 8-piece, including founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons.

Tickets go on sale from 9:00AM AEST on Thursday, 28th November.

Wednesday, 16th April
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tix: VenueTix | 08 8225 8888

Tuesday, 22nd April
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tix: Ticketmaster | 136 100

Wednesday, 23rd April
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tix: Ticketek | 132 849

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