German-Caribbean pop outfit Boney M. are coming to Australia in June 2024 to say their last goodbyes. Led by vocalist Maizie Williams, the group will perform in Perth, Newcastle, Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Auckland and Wellington. Ticket demand has led to the announcement of new shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Penrith. Details below.
The tour is officially billed as Boney M featuring Maizie Williams. Williams – who was born on the small Caribbean island of Montserrat and later moved to Birmingham in England’s West Midlands – was an original member of Boney M. However, it’s claimed that her vocals didn’t feature on any of the band’s classic recordings.
Boney M. – ‘Rasputin’
Boney M. are responsible for a spate of 1970s disco hits, including ‘Rasputin’, ‘Daddy Cool’, ‘Ma Baker’ ‘Sunny’ and ‘Rivers of Babylon’. Both ‘Rasputin’ and ‘Rivers of Babylon’ reached number one on the Australian charts in the late 1970s. Boney M.’s 1978 album, Nightflight to Venus, peaked at number seven in Australia and number one in the UK and Germany.
A different version of Boney M. – Boney M feat Liz Mitchell – is also an active touring unit. Mitchell was one of two lead vocalists in the group’s classic lineup and her voice can be heard on the majority of the band’s best-known recordings.
Boney M featuring Maizie Williams: ‘The Farewell Tour’ 2024
- Monday, 3rd June – Astor Theatre, Perth WA
- Tuesday, 4th June – Astor Theatre, Perth WA (sold out)
- Thursday, 6th June – Civic Theatre, Newcastle NSW
- Friday, 7th June – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong NSW
- Saturday, 8th June – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW (sold out)
- Sunday, 9th June – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
- Thursday, 13th June – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
- Friday, 14th June – The Star, Gold Coast QLD
- Saturday, 15th June – Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC (sold out)
- Sunday, 16th June – Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC
- Wednesday, 19th June – The Gov, Adelaide SA (sold out)
- Monday, 24th June – The Gov, Adelaide SA (new show)
- Thursday, 27th June – Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC (new show)
- Friday, 28th June – Penrith Panthers Evan Theatre, Penrith NSW (new show)
- Saturday, 29th June – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW (new show)
Tickets on sale via Metropolis Touring