Cairns to welcome Aussie legend Paul Kelly

Wanna learn how to make gravy? Well, you can before too long – Paul Kelly is coming to Cairns.

The Aussie icon has just announced a huge 24-date national tour, On The Road Again, visiting regional towns across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

Paul Kelly is set to play at Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 15 July, as well as the Port Douglas Yacht Club on Saturday 17 July.

Kelly is one of Australia’s finest performers and songwriters, with a place in the ARIA Hall of Fame, 25 studio albums, multiple film soundtracks, and two live albums to his name.

Iconic songs like 'To Her Door', 'How To Make Gravy' and 'Before Too Long' won't be missed in Kelly's just-announced tour, which follows two album releases and countless livestream performances last year. 

Kelly’s band will be joining him on every show, including Vika and Linda Bull, Bill McDonald, Peter Luscombe, Ash Naylor and Cameron Bruce.

“The band and crew and I have really missed each other over the last eighteen months as shows after shows were first postponed then cancelled,” Kelly said.

“We put our toe in the water with a one-off New Year’s Eve performance for TV but now we’re really looking forward to stretching out and playing music night after night.

“We want to see the whites of your eyes, you lovers of sound, joy and fury; we want to charge the air around us and change each other and send you home singing into the night!”

Alongside his Cairns and Port Douglas shows, Kelly will play in Caloundra, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Rockhampton, Mackay, Meeniyan, Hobart, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Geelong, Ballarat, Merimbula, Thirroul, Bathurst, Newcastle, Forster, Coffs Harbour, Tamworth and Yamba.

Cairns tickets are available via Ticketlink on Thursday 20 May 12pm.

Frontier Touring members are eligible for pre-sale from Tuesday 18 May, 12pm.