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Legendary musician Archie Roach adds Adelaide show to his farewell tour

Famed Australian singer, storyteller and First Nations leader Archie Roach AM is coming to Adelaide this July.

Iconic Australian singer, storyteller and First Nations leader Archie Roach AM is bringing his final national tour to Adelaide for a special concert in Her Majesty’s Theatre on July 16.

Adelaide Festival Centre is proudly presenting Archie Roach – Tell Me Why for one night only as part of its Music @ The Maj series, with tickets on sale from today, Monday April 19.

Following on from his critically acclaimed memoir and latest album Tell Me Why, Roach is sharing with audiences the journey of strength, love and resilience he has travelled throughout his life.

Despite recent health challenges, and after the postponement of his tour last year, Roach is excited to be taking to the stage at venues across Australia.

Roach said releasing his debut album Charcoal Lane in 1990 was the most amazing experience in his life and he never imagined he would still be recording and performing three decades later.

“Music has kept me going, kept me alive. It’s something that I have come to love, especially the relationship I have with those who come to my shows. I am also most grateful to all the people that I have worked with
through the years,” shares Roach.

Roach’s accolades include a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), a Human Rights Achievement Award, five ARIAs and an APRA Lifetime Achievement Award.

From being a child of the stolen generation and an alcoholic-addicted teenager, to becoming a music idol, social advocate and First Nations leader, Roach has led a captivating life and will reflect on this in an
unforgettable performance of storytelling, music, healing and celebration.

Joining Roach on stage is his five-piece band, including the inimitable jazz composer and improviser Paul Grabowsky, guitarist Stephen Magnusson, violinist Erkki Veltheim, bassist Sam Anning, drummer David Beck and special guest vocalist Sally Dastey (Tiddas).

For further information visit the Adelaide Festival Centre website.

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