Ben Lee’s big return to Newcastle

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Ben Lee is back! Upon the release of his brand new album, Love Is The Great Rebellion, one of Australia’s best-loved singer/songwriters will return to our shores this spring to embark on a national tour, including a very special performance at Lizottes Newcastle on Saturday 10 October.



Lee’s insightful lyrics and adept pop compositions – heard on gems like ‘Cigarettes Will Kill You’, ‘Gamble Everything For Love’, ‘Running With Scissors’, ‘Love Me Like The World Is Ending’ and countless others – have made him one of the Australia’s most identifiable and celebrated popsmiths.


Love Is The Great Rebellion is the tenth LP from the prolific artist, Lee’s first since album since signing with Warner Bros. Records in Feb 2015. Led by charming single ‘Big Love’, for his latest longplayer the iconic ‘Catch My Disease’ singer returns to the familiar, unabashed sound he’s loved for – upbeat, heart-on-sleeve pop. It’s a family affair, too: Lee’s wife, actress Ione Skye, makes an appearance, as does his five-year-old daughter Goldie and his father-in-law, ’60s folk icon Donovan.


To record the predominant pop of Love Is The Great Rebellion Lee reteamed with acclaimed US producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Something For Kate) – producer of Lee’s 4x ARIA-winning, double-platinum Awake Is The New Sleep. Back in 2005, that record hit #5 on the ARIA Albums Chart, and earned Lee a place in history with trophies for Song of the Year and Most Performed Australian Work at the 2005 APRA Awards. Meanwhile he also took out the #2 spot on triple j’s Hottest 100.


From his days fronting Noise Addict as a teen (admired by Thurston Moore and Mike D) to records about experiences with psychedelic brews (2013’s Ayahuasca: Welcome to the Work), Ben Lee is one of a kind. Don’t miss him at Lizotte’s Newcastle this October!


What: Ben Lee

Where: Lizottes Newcastle

When: Saturday 10 October

Lizotte’s Pre Sale on Tue 9 June (12pm AEST) to Wed 10 June (12pm AEST). Pre sale tickets are available online or by phoning 4956 2066 (pre-sale to end earlier if allocation exhausted). General public on sale from 10am local time, Friday 12 June.

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