Legendary instrumental trio, The Necks, are thrilled to announce their upcoming Australian tour will see the cult band play iconic venues across the country, including Woodville Town Hall, this January and February.
Called the “greatest trio on earth” by Geoff Dyer in The New York Times, the 2022 tour is the Necks’ first extensive tour in two years and will see them perform at the Sydney Opera House’s Utzon Room, The Melbourne Recital Hall, Canberra’s The Street Theatre, the WA Museum Boola Bardip and the newly refurbished Princess Theatre in Brisbane as part of Open Season.
They will also take to the Woodville Town Hall’s main stage for the first time in their three decade career on Saturday 19 February as part of Adelaide Fringe, as the historic venue will be used as a fourth instrument for the longform improvisation trio.
“It’s been hard for us and our audiences to have to suddenly deal with having no opportunities to commune together, so these performances – our first substantial run of dates since March 2020 – are going to be imbued with something extra special.” The Necks From unlikely beginnings in 1987 as a band experimenting privately in a room, with no intention of ever performing in public, The Necks have gone on to achieve extraordinary worldwide acclaim.
For more than 30 years the trio have been mesmerising fans with their unique brand of slow-burn alchemy. Masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation, each night they step onto the stage not knowing what they will play. The audience will go on a sonic journey that is created in the moment and in that room. The almost telepathic rapport between Chris Abrahams (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass) and Tony Buck (drums/percussion) creates “one of the greatest musical experiences currently available on the planet” according to The New York Times.
The Necks have released 21 studio albums, including the ARIA Award-winning Drive By (2003) and Chemist (2006), and their most recent, Three (2020). The band also composed the ARIA-nominated
soundtrack to the cult film The Boys.
In recent times, The Necks have enjoyed a symphony orchestra improvising behind them in a concert hall down a Polish salt mine, performed a double bill with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, received the Richard Gill Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music, opened for Nick Cave, played on album releases by Underworld and Swans, and performed in a Finnish church carved out of solid rock.
Don’t miss the chance to experience Australia’s favourite artists-in-resonance in concert.
THE NECKS 2022 TOUR DATES
Fri 21 & Sat 22 January WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth WA.
Tue 25 January Open Season, Princess Theatre, Brisbane QLD.
Fri 28 January Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne VIC.
Mon 31 January (Chris Abrahams solo show) Melbourne Recital Centre.
Wed 2 February (Tony Buck solo show) Melbourne Recital Centre
Sun 6 February The Street Theatre, Canberra ACT
Wed 9 – Sat 12 February Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW.
Sat 19 February Adelaide Fringe Festival, Woodville Town Hall, Woodville SA