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Archie Roach brings tour to Newcastle

Iconic Australian artist, Archie Roach Will bring his rescheduled tour to Newcastle’s City Hall in early February next year.

The show is part of a fourteen-date tour that kicks off with a performance at Sydney’s Yabun Festival on 26 January.

“COVID really stopped a lot of us from going out to do what we love doing, playing music and interacting with people. I’m busting to get back on the road again; it’s been too long,” Archie said.

During the lockdown, Archie has been working on a new project called, Kitchen Table Yarns. The twelve-part YouTube series is all about throwing support behind emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander singer-songwriters.

Earlier episodes have featured Allara Briggs Pattison, Rulla Kelly Mansell and Marlon Motlop, and Lydia Fairhall.

The next episode of the series hits YouTube on 15 December and features Black Rock Band.

“I love the energy of the Black Rock Band, especially the frontman, Richie,” says Archie said.

“They are a great young band from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory and I am really proud of what they are achieving. And I’m really looking forward to having them join us on the Archie Roach Foundation stage at next year’s Port Fairy Folk Festival. I am sure people will come to love them and their music, as we have.”

Archie Roach will play City Hall in Newcastle on Friday, 4 February 2022. Tickets for the rescheduled show are automatically valid for the new date and new tickets can be purchased from civictheatrenewcastle.com.au