Randy Newman Announces ‘An Evening With Randy Newman’ International Tour Dates In 2020 In Support Of Acclaimed Dark Matter Album.
“Few songwriters can cut to the quick the way Newman does. He remains a great American songbook unto himself.” – Guardian
“In Newman’s best music he leaves you wondering where you stand, what you think, what you believe, how the world works.” – Pitchfork
“Newman has a knack for writing songs that are so attuned to what’s going on in the U.S. that they become predictive, articulating uncomfortable thoughts that are in the air but had theretofore gone unarticulated.” – Vanity Fair
Randy Newman has announced a series of international ‘An Evening With Randy Newman’ tour dates for 2020, beginning with Australia and New Zealand in January and February (his first tour of Australia since 2011, and his first ever tour of New Zealand). The full itinerary is listed below. Tickets go on sale on August 26, and further information can be found at randynewman.com. Further dates, in Europe in Spring 2020, will be announced shortly. These tour dates follow the release of Dark Matter, Newman’s first album of new material in a decade, which includes the Grammy-winning song 'Putin'.
Nonesuch Records released Dark Matter, the follow-up to 2008’s best-selling Harps and Angels, in August 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. ‘A collection of mordant musical entertainments that moves deftly from the sharply political to the deeply personal, from the Cuban Missile Crisis and Putin to songs of love and death that glide gracefully and cut deep,’ wrote Mojo, which rated it one of the best albums of the year, as did Uncut magazine, who proclaimed ‘Each satirical sketch is lavishly arranged like a miniature film score, with multiple characters, shifting points of view and dramatic lurches in musical style.’ In the words of the Daily Telegraph, ‘Newman has made an album that is a match for anything in his canon. Both topical and timeless.’
TICKETS ON SALE 1PM MONDAY 26 AUGUST (LOCAL TIME)
A NIGHT WITH RANDY NEWMAN | 2020 TOUR DATES
Presented by Chugg Entertainment & Frontier Touring
Thursday 30 January - Riverside Theatre (All Ages)
Sunday 2 February – Hamer Hall (All Ages)
Tuesday 4 February – State Theatre (All Ages)
BRISBANE Friday 7 February – Concert Hall QPAC (All Ages)
Sunday 9 February – Civic Theatre (All Ages)
Tuesday 11 February – The Opera House (All Ages)
Thursday 13 February – Isaac Theatre Royal (All Ages)