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Punk-Rock Legend Henry Rollins Is Bringing His New Spoken-Word Tour to Australia This Winter

On his first trip to our shores since 2016, the former Black Flag frontman — and actor, author and radio host — will look back over the past seven years.
By Sarah Ward
February 08, 2023
By Sarah Ward
February 08, 2023

Everyone should see Henry Rollins on a stage. Luckily, audiences have had ample opportunities for more than four decades. The musician first came to fame singing behind the microphone in punk-rock band Black Flag and then Rollins Band, but is now just as renowned for his spoken-word shows, where he waxes lyrical (and candid and amusing) about his life, fame and the state of the world.

Australians are no stranger to Rollins getting chatty; however, thanks to the pandemic, he hasn't taken to stages Down Under since 2016. That's about to change come winter, with the icon, actor, author and radio host heading around the country on an 18-show, 17-city tour. The place scoring a double dose of Rollins? Brisbane.

Rollins' spoken-word gigs always sell out, and they're always an entertaining — and unflinchingly honest — night spent listening to the Sons of Anarchy, Lost Highway and Heat star. This time, he's visiting both capitals and regional centres, and notching up every Aussie state and territory, on a tour dubbed 'Good to See You'.

Attendees can look forward to Rollins looking back over the past seven years since he last visited Australia, stepping through his life from 2016 until COVID-19 hit — and, of course, exploring what's happened since. Fingers crossed for more mullet insights, too.

Rollins makes his way around Australia after a massive leg in Europe, where he's currently flitting from Croatia, Poland and Finland to Sweden, Germany, France and the United Kingdom — and more.

And, his latest tour comes after he added two more books to his name in 2022: Sic, which draws upon the frustration of not knowing if his touring life would ever return; and Stay Fanatic!!! Vol. 3.

Morten Jensen via Wikimedia Commons


Monday, June 5 — ​Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Tuesday, June 6 — ​Margaret River HEART, Margaret River
Thursday, June 8 — ​Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Friday, June 9 — ​Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
Saturday, June 10 — ​Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin
Tuesday, June 13 — ​Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns
Thursday, June 15–Friday, June 16 — ​The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday, June 17 — ​The Events Centre Caloundra, Sunshine Coast
Tuesday, June 20 — ​Llewellyn Hall ANU, Canberra
Wednesday, June 21 — ​Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
Thursday, June 22 — ​Civic Hall, Ballarat
Saturday, June 24 — ​Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Tuesday, June 27 — ​Anita's Theatre, Thirroul
Wednesday, June 28 — ​State Theatre, Sydney
Friday, June 30 — ​Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle
Sunday, July 2 — ​Princess Theatre, Launceston
Monday, July 3 — ​Odeon Theatre, Hobart

Henry Rollins tours Australia in June and July 2023, with ticket pre sales from 11am local time on Monday, February 13 and general sales from 11am local time on Wednesday, February 15. Head to the tour website for further information.

Published on February 08, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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