Bill Murray Is Coming to Australia
Along with cellist Jan Vogler, Murray will tour his show New Worlds, which explores classical music and literature.
Australia's undying affection for Bill Murray has been shown through film tributes the country over — at Sydney's Golden Age Cinema, Brisbane's Catchment Brewing Co. and, most recently, Melbourne's Howler — but now the man himself is set to visit the country.
It was announced this morning that the actor, comedian and all-round good guy will tour the country in November this year. But he won't be emulating Peter Venkman or Carl Spackler or even Steve Zissou — he'll be performing classical spoken and musical works alongside distinguished German–American cellist Jan Vogler.
The show's called New Worlds, which comes from an album of the same name the pair released last year. In it, Murray takes a different turn to how you my have seen him on-screen — he performs vocals to classic American music, and excerpts from American greats like Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Ernest Hemingway. This will be accompanied by classical scores (think Bach, Schubert and Ravel) by Vogel and his ensemble.
The show has so far toured the US and will head to Europe for a few shows in June before making its way to our shores at the end of the year. Here's where it will be heading.
NEW WORLDS 2018 TOUR
Wednesday, November 7 — Riverside Theatre, Perth
Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10— Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Friday, November 16 — QPAC, Brisbane
Saturday, November 17 — Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne
New World will tour Australia from November 7–17, 2018. $99.90 and go on pre-sale at 9am on Wednesday, February 14, then the general public at 9am on Monday, February 19. Find more info here.
Image: Peter Rigaud.
Published on February 12, 2018 by Lauren Vadnjal