Australian’s favorite son, Lee Kernaghan is headed to Newcastle next week for a show at the Civic Theatre featuring songs and stories from his Spirit Of The ANZACS. We chatted to the man himself ahead of his arrival about the inspiration behind the album and the tour.
Lee Kernaghan is on the road travelling between shows when we put in the call to chat to him about the show coming to town on the 14th of November.
For the first time ever Lee will be performing his concert in two parts. Part one will feature the stories behind some of Lee’s most loved songs. Lee will perform these classic hits with his band acoustically for the very first time in concert whilst giving us an intimate insight into the background of a selection of the most important songs of his career.
The second half will be the first live performances of the songs from the #1 hit album Spirit Of The Anzacs.
“The Spirit Of The ANZACs album is like nothing I’ve never done, or will do again” Lee tells us.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve put together”
The show incorporates theatrical lighting and a large video screen that will bring to life the stories of those men and women “who’ve made our country great”.
Lee and his team worked closely with the Australian War Memorial for the album commemorates our 100-year Anzac history. Most of the songs on the album are written from letters or diary notes from service men and women serving abroad. In particular, former Liberal party leader and now directer of the War Memorial, Brendan Nelson played a huge part in inspiring Lee.
“Brendan Nelson is a huge Slim Dusty fan, and that’s how we become acquainted and went on to become very good friends. He has a huge heart and a love of our country”
Lee will be supported by The Wolfe Brothers and Christie Lamb.
Tickets for the show are now on sale.
WHO: Lee Kernaghan
WHEN: November 14