Recent Grammy nominee, Eric Bibb announces return to Australia in 2024

recent grammy nominee, eric bibb announces return to australia in 2024

Adding two New Zealand shows after sold-out Australian tour

After an extensive sell-out tour in early 2023 and with a new Grammy nomination in hand, blues legend Eric Bibb has announced his return to Australia, back by popular demand to play at Blues On Broadbeach and select venues around the country in May and June, 2024.

New Zealand fans are also in for a treat, with “the ultimate blues brother” kicking off the tour in Auckland and Christchurch on May 9 and 10 respectively.

He will then perform two dates at Blues On Broadbeach (Gold Coast) before travelling to theatres and venues in Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart, Castlemaine, Melbourne and Upwey.

Eric Bibb is known and revered globally as a fiery singer-songwriter with true soul, grounded in the folk/blues tradition but with contemporary sensibilities.

Testamenting to his endurance as one of the most relevant, leading bluesmen of our time, Eric’s most recent album, Ridin’ has received a Grammy nomination in the Best Traditional Blues Album category.

It sits in the Top 10 of multiple blues and roots charts, has over three million Spotify streams and has been lauded by critics as his “late life classic” and “a fervent gospel-backed blues manifesto”. The past twelve months alone have seen his entire catalogue clock up 15 million streams.

It is easy to point to Eric’s accomplishments:  A five-decade career recording with folk and blues royalty. Three Grammy nominations and multiple Blues Foundation awards. A following that not only crosses borders, it crosses continents. But what Eric Bibb is about is much, much larger than that.

To experience Eric live is to be struck by his sheer humanity and convictions based in the values of the civil rights movement of the sixties. His music works in service of that dream, holding out a hope for a new world. He challenges us to do better, to reach higher, and strive harder. Like Mavis and Pops Staples, he wants to take us there.

Eric carries this mantle honestly. His father, the late Leon Bibb, was an activist, actor, and folk singer who marched at Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King. Eric’s youth was spent immersed in the Village folk scene. Names like Dylan, Baez, and Seeger were visitors to his home. He was deeply influenced by Odetta, Richie Havens, and Taj Mahal. And he has synthesised all of that into his very own style.

Eric is an artist who preserves the best traditions of pre-war blues, even while he expands his own oeuvre.

As Blues Brother actor, Dan Aykroyd famously declared to the American-born singer, ‘You are what the blues in the new century should be about.’

Eric sings of the Freedom Train. He believes it. He lives it. He wants to take us on that ride. Maybe you already have your ticket. But if you haven’t, no need to worry. There’s still time to get on board.


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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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