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To celebrate his critically acclaimed new album, The House of Orange, legendary singer songwriter Richard Clapton is hitting the road again for his 2017 National Tour.
And what better way to do it, than to kick it off on the 10th Anniversary of Richard’s return to the illustrious State Theatre Sydney on 9 September 2017.
Richard Clapton continues his version of the never ending tour in 2017. For four decades Richard has been on the road with songs that go right to the heart of the Australian psyche performed by some of the best musicians around. His live shows bring the house down every time.
This year Richard has assembled a show that features his greatest hits which have been refreshed by his adventures in Nashville and he will be featuring songs from his highly acclaimed album “The House of Orange”.
Last year, Richard teamed up to make “The House of Orange” with Mark Moffatt – an Australian producer (The Saints), who has been resident in Nashville Tennessee for over 30 years. The album includes some of Clapton’s best songs hand-picked by Moffatt. All the tracks drew on the skills of gun players, including Dan Dugmore (Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks and Linda Rondstadt), and bass player David Labruyere (John Mayer) along with the cream of Nashville’s top musicians.
The album title refers to the house where Richard stayed in Nashville, which was once the residence of the Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter.
Working with Mark in the U.S. has put a country – soul twang into Richard’s band that spills out into classics like “Deep Water”, “The Best Years of Our Lives”, “Goodbye Tiger” and so many other songs that have made Richard a national treasure.
Richard’s best selling memoir, “The Best Years of Our Lives” brought back so many great stories of high times and sheer beauty. Many of these crazy and emotional stories have worked their way back into Richard’s live show and add an extra dimension to the live performances. You never know exactly what you’ll experience at Richard’s shows but you do know that every gig will be different. It’s constantly evolving in front of your eyes and ears.
Although he is known for his incisive lyrics, Richard’s spiritual home is in front of an amplifier on 10 with an electric guitar around his neck. Audiences leave Richard’s shows sweaty, singing and a little bit blissed out. This is still true today.
The first spring dates in 2017 touring all over Australia include Richard’s 10th Annual show at Sydney’s State Theatre. Every year has been a sell out. It’s a very special home town night. Each year has been a markedly different experience – in past years special surprise guests have joined Richard on stage. Jon Farris, Ian Moss, Diesel and Vika Bull. This year will carry on what has become an institution, attracting fans from all over the country who make this pilgrimage every year. Welcome to the party that never ends!
+ Kelly Menhennett
The Gov | Fri 20 Oct
Tickets: $49.50 + booking fee
Doors open 7.30pm