Bluesfest Touring

The Blind Boys of Alamaba

Tour Show Dates Venue City
Blind Boys of Alabama 6/04/2009 Factory Theatre Sydney
  7/04/2009 National Theatre Melbourne
  9/04/2010 Bluesfest Byron Bay
  10/04/2009 Bluesfest Byron Bay
  12/04/2009 NZ National Jazz Festival Tauranga
  13/04/2009 NZ National Jazz Festival Tauranga
  15/04/2009 Christchurch Jazz Festival Christchurch


“Seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert is part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience…the best moments come when the group joins forces for stirring harmonies… Inspired and relevant...borders on the miraculous” -The Washington Post

The living legends of gospel music are returning to Bluesfest with their glorious meld of gospel, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. It’s hard to find a more joyful sound than their unforgettable shows filled with laughter and packed with emotion that they have finessed over 7 decades of touring. The Blind Boys were formed in the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind over 70 years ago and they haven’t stopped since, their road has not been easy – but their regard in the industry is unrivalled.

Some of their career highlights include 5 Grammy Awards; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductees; 4 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards; and 3 U.S. Presidential Administrations inviting them to the White House to perform. On their last Australian tour in 2011 with Mavis Staples, they sold out two Sydney Opera House Concert Halls.

“The fusion of the Blind Boys’ Deep South Gospel with New Orleans funk, R&B and jazz creates a superweapon of roots-music uplift…will raise goose bumps even on the tatted-up arms of resolutely futurist hipsters”- Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone 

 The Blind Boys of Alabama