Drive-By Truckers and Newton Faulkner | Credit: Supplied / Brantley Gutierrez (Drive-By Truckers)

Drive-By Truckers and Newton Faulkner Announce 2024 Australian Tours

Two international acts from the Bluesfest 2024 lineup are hitting the road across Australia next year. US southern rock band Drive-By Truckers and English singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner have both announced national headline tours for March and April 2024.

Drive-By Truckers will bring their trademark blend of southern rock, alt-country and Americana to stages in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and two shows in Newcastle, while Faulkner will be delivering the virtuosic acoustic guitar work and soulful vocals of his Wild tour to crowds in Melbourne and Sydney.

Drive-By Truckers – ‘The Driver’

“We are very proud to be presenting these artists, the first being the talented Newton Faulkner and then the fantastic live act of the Drive-By Truckers,” Bluesfest boss Peter Noble said in a press statement.

“We haven’t had the Drive-By Truckers out in Australia since 2009, so we’re thrilled to be able to be able to bring them back to Australia. They will certainly have a big impact on all who catch their show.”

Noble added, “Newton last toured with Bluesfest Tours in 2018, and he’s a crowd favourite, so it’s great to have him tour Australia and play Bluesfest 2024 as well.”

Both artists appeared on the first artist announcement for Bluesfest 2024, alongside Jack JohnsonTom JonesElvis CostelloThe Teskey BrothersPeter Garrett & the Alter EgosThe Paper Kites and loads more. You can peep the Bluesfest 2024 lineup here and check out Drive-By Truckers’ and Newton Faulkner’s full list of tour dates below.

Newton Faulkner 2024 Australian Tour

  • Monday, 25th March – The Gov, Adelaide SA
  • Wednesday, 27th March – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
  • Thursday, 28th March – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
  • Friday, 29th March – Lizotte’s, Newcastle NSW (12pm show)
  • Friday, 29th March – Lizotte’s, Newcastle NSW (6pm show)

Tickets via Bluesfest

Drive-By Truckers 2024 Australian Tour

  • Sunday, 31st March – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne VIC
  • Monday, 1st April – The Metro, Sydney NSW

Tickets via Bluesfest

Further Reading

Bluesfest Announces First Artists for 2024: Jack Johnson, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello + More

Bluesfest Experiences Significant Drop in Attendance Compared to Previous Years

A Guide to Every Australian Music Festival Happening in 2023/24

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