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James Reyne to Revisit Australian Crawl’s Biggest Hits on 2024 ‘Crawl File’ Tour

Singer-songwriter James Reyne will head out on the road in 2024 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Australian Crawl’s first greatest hits collection, Crawl File. The album is officially being reissued this week by Universal Music, and contains the band’s most enduring hits, ‘Reckless’, ‘The Boys Light Up’, and ‘Errol’.

Reyne will bring a full band along for the ‘Crawl File’ tour, which will begin at Kingscliff Beach Hotel on Saturday, 6th January. The majority of the dates will take place along the east coast – including a set alongside Baby Animals in Coogee – with two shows also locked in for Adelaide. The final stop on the tour will be the Northcote Theatre on Saturday, 23rd March. See the full list of dates below.

  • UPDATE 28/11/23: More shows added to the Crawl File tour, which now stretches into July 2024. Details below.

Australian Crawl: ‘Reckless’

“It was all a long time ago,” Reyne said of his years fronting Australian Crawl. “And sometimes I feel like it was another person who lived that life. But I’m still making music and I’m still on the road. Australian Crawl was a great apprenticeship.”

Apart from the tour, Reyne has also been locked in to perform at the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash in August. The singer spent a fair whack of 2023 on tour with Ella Hooper in support of their new version of classic track ‘Way Out West’ – although some of the dates were initially rescheduled due to Reyne breaking his ankle.

Reyne’s last full-length release was 2020’s Toon Town Lullaby – read the track-by-track here.

James Reyne ‘Crawl File’ Tour 2024

  • Saturday, 6th January – Kingscliff Beach Hotel NSW
  • Sunday, 7th January – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast Qld
  • Sunday, 14th January – Torquay Hotel Vic
  • Monday, 15th January – Torquay Hotel Vic
  • Thursday, 25th January – Prince Of Wales Hotel, Melbourne Vic
  • Saturday, 27th January – Prince Of Wales Hotel, Melbourne Vic
  • Friday, 9th February – Penrith Panthers NSW
  • Saturday, 10th February – Selinas, Sydney NSW with Baby Animals
  • Friday, 23rd February – Princess Theatre, Brisbane Qld
  • Saturday 24th February – Princess Theatre, Brisbane Qld
  • Friday, 8th March – The Gov, Adelaide SA 
  • Saturday, 9th  March – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
  • Saturday, 23rd March – Northcote Theatre Vic

New shows

  • Friday, 12th April – Sunken Monkey, Erina NSW
  • Saturday, 13th April – Toronto Hotel, Toronto NSW
  • Saturday, 27th April – Forth Pub, Forth TAS
  • Sunday, 28th April – Longley Hotel, Longley TAS
  • Friday, 10th May – Dee Why RSL, Dee Why NSW
  • Saturday, 11th May – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW
  • Friday, 24th May – Club Corowa, Corowa NSW
  • Saturday, 25th May – SS&A Albury, Albury NSW
  • Friday, 7th June – The Charles, Perth WA
  • Saturday, 8th June – The Charles, Perth WA
  • Friday, 19th July – Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg QLD
  • Saturday, 20th July – Brolga Theatre, Maryborough QLD

Tickets on sale now

Further Reading

James Reyne On Legacy, Songwriting & What We Got Wrong About ‘Boys Light Up’

Birdsville Big Red Bash & Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash Announce 2024 Lineups: Tina Arena, Colin Hay + More

James Reyne Takes Us Track By Track Through New Album ‘Toon Town Lullaby’

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