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Paul Kelly Announces ‘Merri Soul Sessions’ National Tour

Legendary Australian troubadour Paul Kelly is taking the tunes from his highly anticipated album The Merri Soul Sessions on the road for a series of national tour dates in January and February 2015.

Kelly and his fellow Merri Soul Sessions collaborators – including Dan Sultan, Clairy Browne, Kira Puru, Vika Bull and Linda Bull as well as his long-serving touring band – will play both a series of summer festivals and solo headlining shows in 2015.

Things will kick off with a set at the Parramatta Opening Party of the Sydney Festival on Friday 9th January, before moving on to shows in Mossvale, Hobart, Scarborough Park, Tamworth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin.

The Merri Soul Sessions is a collection of Kelly’s songs recorded live in the studio with assistance from guest singers and sees the Australian musician explore his affection for soul and gospel music. Paul Kelly and his collaborators will be supported on the road in 2015 at each gig from January 17th onwards by Grammy-nominated neo-soul four-piece Hiatus Kaiyote.

The Merri Soul Sessions, Paul Kelly’s 20th studio release, will be available for pre-order from Paul Kelly’s website from Friday October 31st with the official release date slotted for Friday December 12th.

See tour details below.

UPDATE: 28/11/14 Paul Kelly has sold out his first Merri Soul Sessions date at Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2015 on Saturday, 7th February. A second Kelly show has been added on Sunday, 8th February. Tickets on sale now. Full tour details below.

Watch: Paul Kelly – I Don’t Know What I’d Do (feat Kira Puru)

Paul Kelly Presents – The Merri Soul Sessions Tour Dates

*Pre-sale from 9am, Tuesday 4th November

*On sale to general public from 9am, Friday 7th November

Friday, 9th January 2015

Sydney Festival, Parramatta Opening Party, Parramatta NSW

Tickets: Paul Kelly

Saturday, 10th January 2015

Summer of Soul Festival, Mossvale VIC

Tickets: Paul Kelly

Friday, 16th January 2015

MONA FOMA, Princes Wharf, Hobart TAS

Tickets: Paul Kelly

Saturday, 17th January 2015

Sundown Sessions, Scarborough Park WA

With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Tickets: Paul Kelly

Wednesday, 21st January 2015

Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre, Tamworth NSW

With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Tickets: Paul Kelly

Thursday, 22nd January 2015 *

The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (seated)

With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Tickets: Paul Kelly

Friday, 23rd January 2015*

The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (standing)

With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Tickets: Paul Kelly

Saturday, 31st January 2015 *

Norwood Concert Hall, Adelaide SA

With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Tickets: Paul Kelly

Friday, 6th February 2015

Taronga Zoo, Sydney NSW

With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Tickets: Paul Kelly

On-sale now

Saturday, 7th February 2015 – SOLD OUT

Paul Kelly presents the Merri Soul Sessions featuring Clairy Browne, Kira Puru, Vika and Linda Bull, with special guests Hiatus Kaiyote (Doors open 5:30pm)

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

Tickets: Zoos Victoria

Sunday, 8th February 2015 – NEW SHOW

Paul Kelly presents the Merri Soul Sessions featuring Clairy Browne, Kira Puru, Vika and Linda Bull, with special guests Hiatus Kaiyote (Doors open 5:30pm)

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

Tickets: Zoos Victoria

Tuesday, 10th February 2015

Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT

With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Tickets: Paul Kelly

On-sale now

Wednesday, 11th February 2015

Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT

With special guests Hiatus Kaiyote

Tickets: Paul Kelly

On-sale now

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