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The Whitlams Black Stump Add Extra Shows To 'Kookaburra' National Tour

May 23, 2024 - News

The Whitlams Black Stump have added extra shows to their expansive Kookaburra album launch national tour, which will continue throughout September with special guests Sweet Talk and Melody Moko at some shows.

Announcing the Kookaburra launch tour back in February, The Whitlams Black Stump have been travelling across the country on a 25-date run that began in March and wraps up on 1 June.

From Friday, 21 June, until Saturday, 12 October, the group will tour more venues (and festivals) across the East Coast, promoting their album, which remains at #3 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums Chart.

The new Kookaburra dates take place in Mangrove Mountain, Abermain, Dungog, Maclean, Bellingen, Armidale, Leumeah, Katoomba, Gulgong, and Gerringong in NSW, Creswick, Echuca, Frankston, and Main Ridge in Victoria, and Toowoomba, the Gympie Music Muster, and Savannah In The Round music festival in Queensland.

You can find all the tour dates and venues below, and purchase tickets to the shows here.

In March, The Whitlams Black Stump released their excellent debut album, Kookaburra. This follows the release of The Whitlams’ 2022 LP Sancho, which was their first full-length effort in 16 years (following 2006’s Little Cloud).

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Countrytown’s Jess Martyn caught The Whitlams Black Stump at Bluesfest earlier this year, calling their set at the festival a “resounding success”.

Martyn complimented frontman Tim Freedman’s stagecraft, praising his “inspiring dramatic gestures and animation even while both hands were busy on the keys.” Martyn added, “All the band members were in on the rhythm, and the crowd received and multiplied it beautifully. 

“The last and most endearing thing worth noting about the band was their humility. Despite (and perhaps, in some way, because of) their 137 years of combined touring experience, they had no expectations but gratitude for the crowd watching on.”

THE WHITLAMS BLACK STUMP

KOOKABURRA TOUR DATES

Thu 23 May – Resin Brewing, Bulli – NSW* – SOLD OUT

Fri 24 May – Tallagandra Hill Winery, Gundaroo – NSW* – SOLD OUT

Sun 26 May – Dangar Island Bowling Club, Dangar Island – NSW 2 pm* – SOLD OUT

Sun 26 May – Dangar Island Bowling Club, Dangar Island – NSW 6 pm* – SOLD OUT

Thu 30 May – Avoca Beach Theatre, Avoca – NSW – 2ND SHOW ADDED

Fri 31 May – Factory Theatre, Marrickville – NSW

Sat 1 June – Avalon Beach RSL, Avalon – NSW – SOLD OUT

Sun 2 June – Avalon Beach RSL, Avalon – NSW – 2ND SHOW ADDED

Fri 21 June – Mangrove Mountain Hall, Mangrove Mountain – NSW*

Sat 22 June – Qirkz in the Hunter, Abermain – NSW*

Sun 23 June – Royal Dungog Hotel, Dungog – NSW* – SOLD OUT

Fri 28 June – Sanctus Brewing Co, Maclean – NSW*

Sat 29 June – Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen – NSW*

Sun 30 June – Welder’s Dog, Armidale – NSW*

Fri 23 August – Bone Idol Brewery, Toowoomba – QLD*

Sat 24 August – Gympie Music Muster – QLD*

Sun 25 August – Gympie Music Muster – QLD

Thu 5 September – Odessa at Leaver’s, Creswick – VIC*

Fri 6 September – Echuca Paramount, Echuca – VIC* with SWEET TALK (trio)

Sat 7 September – Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston – VIC* with SWEET TALK (trio)

Sun 8 September – The Pig & Whistle, Main Ridge – VIC*

Thu 12 September – The Beer Shed, Leumeah – NSW* with MELODY MOKO

Fri 13 September – Avalon, Katoomba – NSW*

Sat 14 September – Prince of Wales Opera House, Gulgong – NSW* with MELODY MOKO

Fri 20 September – The Co-Op, Gerringong – NSW*

Sat 12 October – Savannah in the Round – QLD

*The Whitlams Black Stump Duo – Tim and Ollie

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