The Seekers have confirmed that Judith Durham is well enough to tour again that that the tour will recommence in November.
“We are thrilled to have the four of us back together. We were all looking forward to this day and finally we confirm this is it folks, we are getting back on stage,” Judith told Noise11.com.
The Seekers 50th Anniversary Tour came to a sudden halt in May when 10 shows into the tour Judith suffered a cerebral haemorrhage after the band’s first Melbourne show. She spent three months recovering at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne.
Two weeks ago The Seekers reunited for a rehearsal to test the waters and 15 minutes in they new Judith was well enough to tour again. “We planned it over a weekend when all of us got into concert mode, particularly Judith singing … we needed her confidence in the fact she could schlep around and be in her comfort zone and our own. We had a beaut full day together and pretended we were all on tour and we were in a little hall up near my place,” Athol Guy said. We had a soundcheck in the afternoon, took our time, didn’t rush and within 15 minutes of soundcheck I remember Judith turning around to me smiling and saying ‘this is what we do’.
The tour will resume in Perth on November 2 and a new Tasmanian date has been added. The Seekers will also tour the UK from April, 2014.
Australian dates for The Seekers for Adrian Bohm Presents are:
November 2 and 3, Perth, Riverside Theatre
November 7, 8 and 28, Melbourne, Hamer Hall
November 11 and 12, Adelaide, AEC Theatre
November 15, Sydney, State Theatre
November 19, Wollongong, Entertainment Centre
November 23, Hobart, Derwent Entertainment Centre
November 25, Launceston, Princess Theatre
December 2, Toowoomba, Empire Theatre
December 4, Brisbane, Convention Centre
UK dates are:
April 28, Cardiff, St David’s Hall
May 1, Nottingham, Royal Centre
May 4, Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
May 7, Brighton, Brighton Centre
May 10, Gateshead, The Sage
May 13, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
May 16, York, Barbican
May 20, Belfast, Waterfront Hall
May 23, Bournemouth, BIC
May 26, Birmingham, Symphony Hall
May 29, Manchester, Bridgewater
June 2, London, Royal Albert Hall
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