The Blackeyed Susans celebrate 10 years of consecutive Melbourne Christmas shows with performances at the Caravan Music Club on Friday 14 December, the Spotted Mallard on Saturday 15 December and a kid-friendly matinee show on Sunday 16 December. Special guest for all shows is old world songbird and rising star, Freya Josephine Hollick.
This will be the 10th year The Susans have dusted off the tinsel and fired up the Christmas lights, for what has now become a Melbourne tradition. They’ll be the usual offering of Christmas-related songs plus the best of their extensive back catalogue, special guests and more. Plus, a limited edition CD featuring live recordings of The Blackeyed Susans Christmas catalogue will be available exclusively at the shows.
2018 saw the culmination of the band’s Close Your Eyes and See album tour with a huge show at the Melbourne Recital Centre, complete with an extended Blackeyed Susans’ line-up and string section. It was a fitting end to a sell-out national tour in support of the band’s latest album. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the The Blackeyed Susans, who formed in Perth in 1989, and the promise of much more to come.
CHRISTMAS SHOW DATES:
Friday 14 December – Caravan Music Club, East Bentleigh VIC | Tickets
Saturday 15 December – Spotted Mallard, Brunswick VIC | Tickets
Sunday 16 December (matinee) – Spotted Mallard, Brunswick VIC | Tickets
The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums of occasional beauty including a retrospective box set entitled ‘Reveal Yourself’ in 2009 charting the band’s illustrious history. Boasting members of The Cruel Sea, Dirty Three, The Triffids, The Jackson Code, Augie March, The Drones and Hungry Ghosts, the group’s credits read like a who’s who of Australian alternative music.
Close Your Eyes and See (released March 2017) is the band’s 7thstudio album and their first collection of new material in over ten years.