Aussie favourites The Whitlams have confirmed they’ll celebrate their landmark 25th anniversary by heading out on tour.
The band will be dipping into the archives to play audience favourites from across their quarter century timeline, including ‘Thank You (For Loving Me At My Worst)’, ‘Blow Up The Pokies’ and the inimitable ‘No Aphrodisiac’.
But they’ll be doing so with the help of some of the country’s finest musicians, playing alongside some of Australia’s best orchestras at each show.
In Brisbane, for example, they’ll be joined on stage at the QPAC Concert Hall by Philharmonic Australia, while at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall the following night, they play with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
They’ll also team once again with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on May 02 for the 11th time in their careers.
“It is an honour to play with these musicians who in some cases have been playing their instruments since they were in the womb,” lead singer Tim Freedman said in a statement. “I particularly look forward to hearing Peter Sculthorpe¹s beautiful string interlude to my song ‘Out The Back’ for the first time since he passed away two years ago. It never fails to send audiences into raptures.”
Tickets for all shows are on sale from this Friday.
April 28 : Brisbane (QPAC Concert Hall)
April 29 : Melbourne (Hamer Hall)
May 02 : Sydney (Opera House Concert Hall)
May 03 : Perth (Perth Concert Hall)
May 05 : Canberra (Canberra Theatre)
May 06 : Adelaide (Festival Theatre)