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Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls Announce 21-Date Tour

For the first time, Mat McHugh will tour his solo project and The Beautiful Girls together. McHugh’s two separate songwriting outlets will appear on the same bill from January through March 2023. Dubbed the ‘Together At Last Tour’, the 21-date run is the first tour for McHugh in three years.

“I kind of kept them separate for a long time live for various reasons,” McHugh said in a statement. “I saw them as two separate bodies of work, but at the core of it they’re basically the same thing.”

Mat McHugh – ‘A Pocketful Of Shells’

The Beautiful Girls were formed by Mat McHugh in Sydney back in 2001 with Clay McDonald and Mitch Connelly. Together, they have produced five studio albums, two EPs and three compilations, the latest being 2019’s Seaside Highlife (Greatest Hits: Vol. 1).

“I make these records at home and play most if not all of the instruments on them,” McHugh said. “After this past three years, I thought, ‘You know what? Part of this whole deal of recalibrating and getting back out on the road and seeing people and sharing music was just kind of stepping forward and joining the two bodies of work for the first time.'”

Tickets for McHugh and The Beautiful Girls’ expansive tour are available via The Beautiful Girls’ website.

Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls Australian Tour 2023

  • Friday 6 January – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour
  • Saturday 7 January – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff
  • Friday 13 January – Westernport Hotel, San Remo
  • Saturday 14 January – Haba, Mornington
  • Sunday 15 January – Torquay Hotel, Torquay
  • Friday 3 February – The Gov, Adelaide
  • Saturday 4 February – Hotel Victor, Victor Harbour
  • Friday 10 February – The Triffid, Brisbane
  • Saturday 11 February – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi
  • Friday 17 February – Freo Social, Fremantle
  • Saturday 18 February – The River, Margaret River
  • Friday 24 February – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave
  • Saturday 25 February – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
  • Friday 3 March – Waves, Towradgi
  • Saturday 4 March – The Jetty, Canberra
  • Friday 10 March – Steyne Hotel, Manly
  • Saturday 11 March – Sunken Monkey, Central Coast
  • Friday 17 March – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
  • Saturday 18 March – The Factory, Sydney

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