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Signed by Polydor at the height of punk, and joining The Jam, Sham 69, Stiff Little Fingers, and The Cure on vinyl and in the record racks, John Otway’s plans to fly a jet full of fans to witness him perform at the Sydney Opera House never quite eventuated, but 50 years into his career Otway is thrilled to announce his debut Australian tour.

The ever-eccentric showman, Otway, armed only with his guitar and theremin, will perform shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Fremantle this November.

Said Otway upon confirmation of the run of concerts, “I’ve had more UK hit singles than Led Zeppelin, performed more than five times the number of gigs the Beatles managed, appeared at Glastonbury more times than Beyonce, and starred in more lemonade commercials than Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift put together. And now I’ll be performing at Memo Music Hall, The Vanguard, Faith Nightclub, The Charles Hotel, and Mojos – venues that David Bowie notably never managed to play. I’ve now discovered there are quite a few fans down under, and their reaction is ‘IT’S ABOUT TIME!!’ So I’m REALLY looking forward to these shows!”

Tour Dates

Brisbane – Tuesday 14th November – Faith Nightclub,

Melbourne – Wednesday 15th November – Memo Music Hall

Sydney – Thursday 16th November – The Vanguard

Perth – Friday 17th November – Charles Hotel

Fremantle – Saturday 18th November – Mojos


This is an 18+ event. 

Do not attend if you are feeling unwell.


Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable

A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).

Over 18’s only unless advertised otherwise.

All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies. Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Drivers Licence or Passport. Intoxicated persons will not be admitted. No thongs, steel cap boots, or spiked attire. Dangerous  behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from  this venue. Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.



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