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Russell Morris and Pete Robinson photo by Ros O'Gorman Hamer Hall 2017

Russell Morris and Pete Robinson photo by Ros O'Gorman

Russell Morris has introduced five Black and Blue Heart songs to his current setlist

by Paul Cashmere on March 5, 2019

in News

Russell Morris is introducing new songs from his upcoming ‘Black and Blue Heart’ album into his current setlist with five songs making his recent Melbourne show last Friday.

‘Black and Blue Heart’ is a return to Rock for Morris after rebooting his career with the platinum selling/ARIA Award winning Blues trilogy in 2012.

‘Black and Blue Heart’ is a departure for Russell. The album was recorded at La Cueva studios at Byron Bay by Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger and Nick DiDia (Springsteen/Pearl Jam).

Russell’s legend was new to DiDia who migrated to Australia from the USA recently. He admits he had to go back and study the history. “I was hearing of this amazing Australian music history for the first time as we were making the record,” he says.

Fanning was very familiar with the Morris story. “As soon as we heard the demos, the quality and grace of the songs was obvious immediately,” Fanning says. “It sounded to me like the kind of music only someone with Russell’s backstory could make. He’s always been renowned for his incredible voice but it’s really come into its own now. His tone just communicates this unique life experience, so we just had to get that down.”

“I met Bernard [Fanning] a few years ago,” Russell Morris remembers.“But it wasn’t ‘til I moved up to Queensland last year that we sat down and started talking.”

Russell Morris setlist 1 March 2019, Flying Saucer Club Melbourne

Walk My Blues (from Sharkmouth, 2012)
Ain’t No Angel (from Black and Blue Heart, 2019)
Its All Over Now Baby Blue (single for Russell’s band Somebody’s Image, 1967)
Wings of an Eagle (single, 1972)
Birdsville (from Van Dieman’s Land, 2014)
Is There Anybody Out There (from Black and Blue Heart, 2019)
Money Don’t Grow On Trees (from Sharkmouth, 2012)
Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman cover)
Sitting Pretty (from Black and Blue Heart, 2019)
The Drifter (from Sharkmouth, 2012)
Black Dog Blues (from Sharkmouth, 2012)
See You Go (from Black and Blue Heart, 2019)
The Real Thing (single, 1969)
Not My Lucky Day (from Black and Blue Heart, 2019)
Hush (single for Russell’s band Somebody’s Image, 1967)
Sweet Sweet Love (single, 1971)

Rachel (single, 1970)
Please Please Me (The Beatles cover)

RUSSELL MORRIS AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Monday 11 March
Huon Festival | Franklin, TAS
Tickets available at the gate

Thursday 14 March
Spiegeltent at Adelaide Fringe Festival | Adelaide, SA
gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au

Friday 12 April
Darwin Casino | Darwin, NT
moshtix.com.au

Saturday 13 April
Edgehill Hotel | Cairns, QLD
oztix.com.au

Thursday 18 April
Byron Bay Bluesfest | Byron Bay, NSW
bluesfest.com.au

Wednesday 24 April (ANZAC Day Eve)
with very special guest Ash Grunwald
The Espy | St Kilda, VIC
moshtix.com.au
(on sale Wednesday 6 March at 9am)

Friday 26 April
The Gov | Adelaide, SA
oztix.com.au

Friday 3 May
Freo Social | Fremantle, WA
moshtix.com.au

Friday 10 May
Paddington RSL | Paddington, NSW

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Saturday 11 May
The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD
With very special guest Ash Grunwald
oztix.com.au
(on sale Wednesday 6 March at 9am)

Sunday 12 May
Toronto Hotel | Toronto, NSW
Ph: 02 4959 1033

Thursday 16 May
APIA Good Times Tour
Bunbury Entertainment Centre | Bunbury, WA
bunburyentertainment.com

Friday 17 May
APIA Good Times Tour
Perth Concert Hall | Perth, WA
perthconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 18 May
APIA Good Times Tour
Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA
ticketmaster.com.au

Friday 24 May
APIA Good Times Tour
Geelong Performing Arts Centre | Geelong, VIC
gpac.org.au

Saturday 25 May
APIA Good Times Tour
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
ticketmaster.com.au

Sunday 26 May
APIA Good Times Tour
Ulumbarra Theatre | Bendigo, VIC
gotix.com.au

Thursday 30 May
APIA Good Times Tour
Empire Theatre | Toowoomba, QLD
empiretheatre.com.au

Friday 31 May
APIA Good Times Tour
QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD
qpac.com.au

Sunday 1 June
APIA Good Times Tour
Twin Towns| Tweed Heads, NSW
Ph: 1800 014 014

Sunday 2 June
APIA Good Times Tour
Twin Towns | Tweed Heads, NSW
Ph: 1800 014 014

Thursday 13 June
APIA Good Times Tour
Civic Theatre | Newcastle, NSW
ticketek.com.au

Friday 14 June
APIA Good Times Tour
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW
ticketek.com.au

Saturday 15 June
APIA Good Times Tour
Anita’s Theatre | Thirroul, NSW
ticketmaster.com.au

Sunday 16 June
APIA Good Times Tour
Theatre Centre | Canberra, ACT
canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Friday 7 June
APIA Good Times Tour
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre | Hobart, TAS
ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday 8 June
APIA Good Times Tour
Princess Theatre | Launceston, TAS
mpv.tickets.com

Black And Blue Heart Album
Russell Morris

Out 5 April 2019 through Bloodlines
Pre-order available here

Black And Blue Heart tracklist

Russell Morris Black and Blue Heart1. Ain’t No Angel
2. Is There Anybody Out There?
3. Sitting Pretty
4. Black And Blue Heart
5. See You Go
6. Full Moon
7. Not My Lucky Day
8. Fat Man And The Priest
9. Asleep At The Wheel
10. Witness Protection
11. Forever Remembered

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