Two of Australia’s great singer/songwriters Alex Gow (Oh Mercy) and Dan Kelly are teaming up for a colossal national double headline tour in May.  Titled The Australian Dreamers Tour, the shows mark the first time the two have played solo together and promises to feature tracks from both artists both old and new.  Joining them as support on all dates will be Emma Russack.

Dan Kelly, who released his fourth solo album – the AMP shortlisted Leisure Panic in October last year, said of the tour “I’m looking forward to touring with Alex.  He’s out there trying to sing up some romance and adventure as he boogies and croons his way through the confusion of being a modern kid, stuck on a listing blue ship in the eternal loneliness of deep space… and he plays it left-handed!  We’ll try some of our own tricks and try and conjure up some magic together too.  We’ll pay homage to some Australian heroes and friends who set us on our merry way with their songs and stories.  Yes, it will be a grand odyssey.

Alex Gow, who with his band Oh Mercy also recently released their fourth studio album, the ARIA award winning When We Talk About Love, was equally as excited about hitting the road.  “Dan Kelly is precisely the kind of person you want to tour with.  Mostly I wanna be near Dan in case those four horsemen take a trot: he’s the kind of guy you could really turn to, post-apocalypse.  He’d stare into the abyss and teach it how to play guitar just like Mark Knopfler.  In addition Dan and I have a lot in common.  We like music, and we have hair that goes upward as our motor skills go downward.  Furthermore, I have always admired Dan’s songwriting, guitar playing, and singing. Dan writes romantic, surreal and bittersweet songs; songs I love.  He taught me to try and do the same.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join Alex and Dan at one of their intimate performances on The Australian Dreamers Tour this May and June.  Full dates listed below.

Wednesday, May 18
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT

Thursday, May 19
The Music Lounge, Wollongong, NSW

Friday, May 20
Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, May 21
Baroque Room, Katoomba, NSW

Wednesday, May 25
Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC

Thursday, May 26
Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Friday, May 27
Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, VIC

Saturday, May 28
The Barn, Hobart, TAS

Sunday, May 29
The Producer’s Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Thursday, June 2
Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA

Friday, June 3
Jimmy’s Den, Perth, WA

Sunday, June 5
Darwin Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Thursday, June 9
Wooly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, June 10
The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

Saturday, June 11
Shark Bar, Miami, QLD

Sunday, June 12
Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW

Thursday, June 16
The Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC

Friday, June 17
Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh VIC

Saturday, June 18
The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC