Buddy Guy ‘Damn Right Farewell’
The Final Tour Of Australia
10 April 2023 Palais Theatre, Melbourne
12 April 2023 Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Buddy Guy returns to Australia in 2023, playing headline shows at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Monday, 10th of April, and at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Wednesday, 12th of April. On sale Thursday, 23rd of June 2022 - 12PM AEST!
Bluesfest Touring announces…
Buddy Guy ‘Damn Right Farewell’ 2023 tour dates!
Monday, 10th of April 2023 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Wednesday, 12th of April 2023 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets are on sale Thursday, 23rd of June 2022 – 12PM AEST
At age 85, Buddy Guy has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has influenced rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and just about every guitar player who has played the Blues, Blues Rock, and Hard Rock over the past 70 years.
He has pioneered Chicago’s fabled West Side sound and is still the living link to the city’s halcyon days of Electric Blues, from the late 1950s when he was in Chess Records’ House Band.
“It is the absolute truth to say that Buddy Guy is the last of the greats of the Blues performing today, who also brought the Electric Blues to the world, alongside Muddy Waters, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Albert King and many others from that time.” – Peter Noble OAM, Bluesfest Group of Companies
Bluesfest Touring is honoured to be selected to present Buddy Guy as he bids his fans in Australia goodbye next April.
Buddy Guy has released a steady stream of albums since then and has received 8 GRAMMY Awards – winning his 8th and most recent GRAMMY Award in 2018 for his 18th solo LP, “The Blues Is Alive And Well”, and the Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award in 2015.
He has received 38 Blues Music Awards – the most any artist has ever achieved, the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a ‘Kennedy Center Honor’, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Plus, Rolling Stone Magazine has ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
In honour of Buddy Guy’s 85th birthday last July, PBS American Masters released “Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away”, a new documentary following his rise from a childhood spent picking cotton in Louisiana to becoming one of the most influential guitar players of all time. The documentary features new interviews with Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr, and more.
“He was for me what Elvis was probably like for other people… My course was set, and he was my pilot.” – Eric Clapton, 2005
Buddy Guy remains a genuine American treasure and one of the final surviving connections to a historic era in the country’s musical evolution. He is the last of the great Bluesmen performing today.
After 40+ years on the road and thousands of shows, Buddy Guy will soon be taking a break from extensive touring. He’s not retiring! The Blues legend has new music slated for release later this year and a very special tour planned for next year, including these final shows in Australia. We can’t wait to see you there on the 2023 Damn Right Farewell World Tour. – Team BG
Tickets on sale Thursday, 23rd of June 2022 – 12PM AEST