Archie Roach will head out on his final Australian tour in May.
Archie has suffered health issues in recent years. He has had a stroke and has been treated for lung cancer. One last tour his way to say goodbye.
In a statement Archie said, “Releasing my debut album, Charcoal Lane back in 1990, was the most amazing experience in my life. I never imagined that I would be here three decades later still recording and singing on stages in Australia and the world. Music has kept me going, kept me alive. It’s something that I have come to love, especially the relationship I have with those who come to my shows. I am also most grateful to all the people that I have worked with through the years.”
Archie Roach will perform with a five-piece live band with award-winning jazz composer and improviser Paul Grabowsky, and special guest vocalist Emma Donovan.
Archie Roach Tell Me Why – The Final Round 1990-2020
Accompanied by his band: Musical Director Paul Grabowsky, Guitarist Stephen Magnusson, Bassist Sam Anning, Violinist Erkki Veltheim, and Drummer Dave Beck
Saturday 9 May Llewellyn Hall | Canberra, ACT
Friday 15 May Arts Centre Hamer Hall | Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 23 May Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA
Friday 26 June Theatre Royal | Hobart, TAS
Saturday 27 June Theatre North, The Princess | Launceston, TAS
Friday 3 July Dunstan Playhouse | Adelaide, SA
Friday 10 July State Theatre | Sydney, NSW
More dates to be announced