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NEIL FINN & PAUL KELLY Australian Tour 2013
· Mark on November 22 2012 12:12:38
Tour News

NEIL FINN &  PAUL  KELLY Australian Tour 2013




Two of our most influential songwriters and performers


to tour together for the very first time






Two of Australasia’s greatest singer songwriters Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, will bring their iconic songs on tour in February and March 2013.




Finn and Kelly will share the stage throughout as members of the one band, singing and playing together a selection from their rich and varied songbooks.




The concerts will be a family affair, with the line up to include Elroy Finn on drums and Dan Kelly on guitars.




Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday November 16.




My Live Nation and Mellen Events members can access tickets first to the Perth show, during the exclusive member pre-sale starting on Monday November 12. Sign up at or




Neil Finn said, “Paul and I have discussed doing a tour together since I thrashed him on my tennis court in St Kilda in '93. Good things take time and the only problem we have is deciding which songs to leave out. Can't wait.”




Paul Kelly said, “Neil has had good form over a long period of time - songwriting, singing and stuff - but his backhand still needs a lot of work.”




Live Nation’s President & CEO Michael Coppel said, "Live Nation is thrilled to be presenting two icons of Australasian music, marking the first of many tours by local artists which we plan to promote.”




Neil Finn's songbook delivers some of Australia's favourite musical moments from Crowded House, Split Enz, through to Finn Brothers and two solo albums.  ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, ‘Something So Strong’, ‘Better Be Home Soon’, ‘Weather With You’, ‘Four Seasons In One Day’, 'I got You', Message to My Girl', to name a few of the songs. Neil is currently writing and recording a new solo album, the first in over ten years, with Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT, Mercury Rev) which is due for release in late 2013.




Paul Kelly’s highly acclaimed new album ‘Spring and Fall’ was released in October, and follows eighteen studio albums as well as several film soundtracks (including Lantana and the 2006 Cannes Film Festival highlight, Jindabyne) and two live albums, in an influential career spanning more than thirty years. Kelly’s hit songs include the likes of ‘Before Too Long’,  ‘Darling It Hurts’, ‘Dumb Things’, ‘To Her Door’ and ‘How To Make Gravy’.




Special guest in Perth will be fellow singer songwriter Lisa Mitchell, who released her second album ‘Bless This Mess’ in October following her platinum selling debut album ‘Wonder’. Mitchell’s debut EP ‘Said One To The Other’ was a #1 hit in Australia.




Presented by Mellen Events and Live Nation by arrangement with Artist Voice. 








This is a fully licensed event.  Minors (children under 18 years of age) may only attend the event if they are accompanied by their parent/step-parent or legal guardian.  All patrons (including minors/babies) must have a valid ticket for entry.




Strictly no BYO alcohol and NO GLASS.  Food will be available at the venue or BYO picnic.  Low deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended.  For full event information go to:




                                       5.00 pm                       Gates


                                       5.25 pm                       Opening Act tbc


                                       6.25 pm                       Lisa Mitchell


                                       7.30 pm                       Neil Finn & Paul Kelly






Perth Pre-sales:


My Live Nation and Mellen Events pre-sale runs from 9am Monday Nov 12 until 5pm Tuesday Nov 13*


Ticket agent pre-sale runs from 9am Wednesday Nov 14 until 5pm Thursday Nov 15*




* or until allocation is exhausted




VIP:      $395


Gold:     $249


Silver:    $179


GA:    $109.90












For complete tour and ticketing information, visit:

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