David Roy Williams Presents…
To feature career spanning repertoire from
The Trinity Session to All That Reckoning
2ND MELBOURNE SHOW ANNOUNCED
MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE Wednesday May 6
MELBOURNE ATHENAEUM THEATRE Friday May 15 ** NEW SHOW**
ADELAIDE THE GOV Friday May 8
PERTH ASTOR THEATRE Sunday May 10
SYDNEY ENMORE THEATRE Wednesday May 13
BRISBANE TIVOLI THEATRE Saturday May 16
Due to overwhelming popular demand, a second Melbourne show has just been announced for Friday May 15 at the Athenaeum Theatre. This is the Cowboy Junkies’ first tour of Australia in over 20 years.
Tickets for this show will go on sale on Thursday October 17.
Anyone who has followed Cowboy Junkies’ three decade-long journey knows the band has always remained true to its unique artistic vision. In 1988, they proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise with its introspective, quiet intensity. Their new album, All That Reckoning, once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. It may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded.
Cowboy Junkies inadvertently started a revolution when they appeared in the late ’80s. The Trinity Session featured the band’s unforgettable cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane”, and combined folk, country, blues and rock in a way that had never been heard before. It went on to sell more than a million copies but its influence was broader and deeper. Indeed the record presaged the subsequent alternative-country movement in the ’90s and beyond, with its general mood – the album had been recorded in a church with the group performing around a single microphone.
Formed in Toronto in 1985 with siblings Michael Timmins on guitar, Margo Timmins on vocals, Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael’s lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass, the band has remained true to themselves and unlike most long-lasting groups, it has never had a breakup or taken a hiatus. It’s never even endured a line-up change. The group has created a critically acclaimed body of work that has endeared them to an audience unwavering in its loyalty, and which is ripe for discovery by those who may have lost track along the way, or indeed who are new to the group’s many charms. Their May 2020 tour of Australian and New Zealand will be one the undoubted highlights of the musical year.