Photo credit: Anna White
Roll up, roll up! Less than a week to go until the great ‘Ed Kuepper with Jim White‘ show rolls into your town. Many, many shows are already sold out and many more are soon to follow so it seems appropriate that we add a couple more:
July 9th: Wollongong, The Sound Lounge special guest Darren Hanlon
July 10th: Milton Theatre special guest Darren Hanlon
Tickets for both shows on-sale now via edkuepper.com
In addition, the Sydney Opera House on the shores of Sydney Harbour have found a few more tickets down the back of the virtual couch for both the matinee and evening shows. Don’t let these ones slip by you.
“I’d struggle to name two more idiosyncratic and iconic players in Australia’s music history. They’re both right up there. Ed has one of the great back catalogues, and Jim is one of those drummers that reinvents whatever he’s playing. The fact it may never happen again makes it all the more exciting.” – Woody McDonald, Rising Festival music programmer.
“From my point of view, I really started playing drums with Ed when I was a teenager,” says Jim White, “playing along when I was learning drums, listening to Prehistoric Sounds and the first album; these were really big things for me. Then I lucked into seeing Laughing Clowns on maybe their first show in Melbourne and then saw them continuously whenever they came to Melbourne. I always loved Jeffrey Wegener’s playing and Ivor Hay’s playing and Ed’s playing … everything about those two bands I found pretty inspirational.” – Jim White
Special guests include Mess-Esque (Melb), Grace Cummings (Macedon), Tessa Devine (Cairns), The Windy Hills (Gold Coast), Greg Charles (Sunshine Coast and Brisbane), BreNdon Humphries (Fremantle) and Darren Hanlon (Wollongong and Milton)
“The way things are developing at the moment I think each show is going to be a bit different from the last. We haven’t done much rehearsal as yet but what we have done clicked immediately and I think we’re going to be pushing the boundaries of the songs a fair bit. But as far as what audiences should expect? Hard to say but drama, warmth, charm and sex appeal and that’s just the road crew!” – Ed Kuepper
Good news too that the vinyl has arrived and will be ready for shipping from next week and available for ordering instore too. Meantime the online store is stacked with vinyl, CD, cassettes, t-shirts, stickers and more while the shows themselves will feature tour only t-shirts and that winter staple, the hooded sweater. https://artistfirst.com.au/collections/ed-kuepper
And to recap Ed’s trio of new titles:
‘Ed Kuepper: Singles ’86 – ’96’
2CD 40 song collection (includes bonus rarities disc) or limited edition 2LP vinyl (assorted colours) with bonus download.
‘Laughing Clowns: Golden Days / When Giants Walked the Earth’
10 song best of on limited edition coloured vinyl. Also available on even more limited cassette.
‘The Aints! (Play The Church of Simultaneous Existence) Live At Marrickville Bowlo’
2018’s hit album of unreleased Saints and early Kuepper material played live and in the moment. Limited edition coloured vinyl only.
All the above are available for pre-order now from edkuepper.com and in person at all good independent record stores from May 28th.
Place your orders now!
ED KUEPPER WITH JIM WHITE: MAY-JUNE-JULY 2021
Tue May 25th: Castlemaine, Bridge Hotel – SOLD OUT
Wed May 26th: Melbourne Rising, Comedy Theatre
Fri May 28th: Meeniyan Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Sat May 29th: Macedon Hotel – SOLD OUT
Fri June 4th: Cairns, Tanks Arts Centre
Sat June 5th: Sunshine Coast, Imperial Hotel – SOLD OUT
Sun June 6th: Gold Coast, Miami Marketta
Thu June 10th: Newcastle, Lizottes
Fri June 11th: Wyong The Arthouse
Sat June 12th: Blue Mountains Theatre
Sun June 13th: Sydney, SOH Studio (matinee & evening shows) – MORE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Wed June 16th: Eltham Hotel – SOLD OUT
Thu June 17th: Brisbane, Triffid
Thu June 24th: Canberra, The Street – SOLD OUT
Fri June 25th: Mona, Hobart – SOLD OUT
Sat June 26th: Mona, Hobart – SOLD OUT
Sun June 27th: Adelaide, The Gov
Sat July 3rd: Fremantle Social Club
Fir July 9th: The Sound Lounge, Wollongong – NEW SHOW
Sat July 10th Milton Theatre, Milton – NEW SHOW
All shows on-sale now via edkuepper.com
Hard copy versions of all three releases will be available May 29th via www.edkuepper.com and select record stores. All releases will also be available via Bandcamp and select digital avenues.
And now here’s a treat; You’ll Always Walk Alone, a song originally performed by the Laughing Clowns back in 1980 but never recorded. Resurrected for The Aints! album The Church of Simultaneous Existence and performed here live at Sydney’s Marrickville Bowlo as featured on the new limited edition red vinyl album by The Aints!
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With thanks to Dave Laing Publicity