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Paul Kelly detours to Bundaberg

Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly to perform at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on August 2

Paul Kelly is set to detour through Bundaberg with his On the Road tour hitting the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre stage on Monday, 2 August.

The singer-songwriter’s On The Road Again tour planned to stretch across the east coast, however border closures have resulted in a string of postponed, sold out gigs across New South Wales and Victoria.

These shows have now been replaced with additional dates through Tasmania and Queensland.

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre Manager Paul Dellit OAM said the opportunity to have Paul Kelly perform is great for the region.

“We are very excited to be able to host an artist of Paul's calibre at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre,” Mr Dellit said.

“I am sure this will be very popular within the community and we can't wait for a great night.”

The tour, which kicked off earlier this month, marks Kelly’s first live shows since December 2019, when Kelly and his band performed as part of the ‘Making Gravy’ concert series in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Kelly gave his first live performance in 1974, released his first album in 1981, and now boasts over two dozen albums under his belt.

His most recognisable work is no doubt the hit How to Make Gravy, which has been described as perhaps the finest and most unflinching autobiography ever written by an Australian musician.

Kelly’s Order of Australia in 2017 acknowledged his distinguished service to the performing arts and the promotion of national identity through his contributions as singer, songwriter and musician.

Kelly released two albums in 2020, a solo LP, Forty Days, and a collaborative effort with composer Paul Grabowsky, Please Leave Your Light On. The latter won an ARIA Award in the same year for Best Jazz Album.

Tickets to Paul Kelly’s Bundaberg show go on sale Monday, 26 July at noon here.