Contemporary soul singer and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton will play headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney in the final week of March 2024. The Allman Betts Band have also announced headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne in late March and early April. Both acts are coming to Australia under the auspices of Bluesfest Tours. The shows are happening in the days surrounding Byron Bay Bluesfest 2024, but neither act has been confirmed for the festival as yet.
PJ Morton will perform at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Wednesday, 27th March and Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Thursday, 28th March. The Allman Betts Band will perform at Sydney’s Metro on Wednesday, 27th March and Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre on Monday, 1st April.
PJ Morton – ‘The Sweetest Thing’
Morton’s latest studio album, Watch the Sun, came out in April 2022. The album features guest appearances from Chronixx, Stevie Wonder, Nas, Jill Scott, Wale, and others. A live representation of the record, Watch the Sun Live: The Mansion Sessions, was released in August 2023. Earlier in the year, Morton released a cover of Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Sweetest Thing’, which originally appeared on the soundtrack to the 1997 film Love Jones.
The Allman Betts Band is led by Devon Allman and Duane Betts, who’re the sons of Allman Brothers Band founders Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts respectively. The current lineup also includes Ally Venable and Larry McCray. They’ll be presenting a show titled Allman Betts Family Revival, with special guests to be announced.
Bluesfest 2024 is happening from Thursday, 28th March to Monday, 1st April at Byron Events Farm in Tyagarah, New South Wales. The lineup features Jack Johnson, Tom Jones, Rickie Lee Jones and more. Jones is the first female performer listed in the festival’s official artwork – she appears in eighteenth place on the list. Other female artists on the lineup include Meshell Ndegeocello, Fiona Boyes & the Fortune Tellers, Hussy Hicks and Little Quirks.
PJ Morton 2024 Australian Tour
- Wednesday, 27th March – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
- Thursday, 28th March – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tickets via Bluesfest
The Allman Betts Band 2024 Australian Tour
- Wednesday, 27th March – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
- Monday, 1st April – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Tickets via Bluesfest