Tex Perkins & The Dark HorsesFriday, 29 July 2011 11:00
Tex Perkins has shown us many faces over the journey. Frontman for the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea and the hard edged pub rock of The Beasts of Bourbon, collaborator on the Tex, Don and Charlie outings, and compadre to Tim Rogers on the TnT project. More recently seen leading the Tennessee Four in a night of memorable music in his turn in the Johnny Cash musical The Man In Black, Tex is now back once again to the lilting, dark country of Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses, returning this September / October with a new album and to play some select tour dates in support.
The self-titled release shows yet another direction for the enigmatic singer/songwriter, while still filled with Perkins’ gravel-tainted vocals and poetic reveries, this record is a mature, poignant follow up to 2003’s “Sweet Nothing.”
The live set promises, as always, to be something special. Perkins’ world-weary growl will showcase songs from the new album, alongside gems like – “I know You Know I Know”, “Splendid Lie”, “Real Love”, A Name On Every One” and “She Speaks A Different Language”.
So come and join Tex Perkins and fellow Dark Horses - Charlie Owen, Joel Silbersher and two new members, bassist Steve Hadley and drummer Gus Agars – as they come together for the following dates.
The self-titled album “Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses” – out now thru Dark Horse records/Inertia.
Album Tour DatesThursday 15th September – Theatre Royal - Castlemaine
Friday 16th September – The Gov – Adelaide
Thursday 22nd September – Fly By Night – Fremantle
Friday 23rd September – Rosemount – Perth
Friday 7th October – Judith Wright Centre – Brisbane
Saturday 8th October – Civic Hall – Mullumbimby
Sunday 9th October – Caloundra Music Festival
Wednesday 12th October – Lizottes – Newcastle
Tickets on sale Friday 5th August
***Please Note the DOUBLE BARREL Tex Perkins & the Dark Horses / Tex Perkins and the Band of Gold Brisbane shows originally scheduled to run @ The Twelfth Night Theatre from Wednesday August 31st have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The Brisbane show will now be a Tex Perkins & the Dark Horses show ONLY as listed above for Friday 7th October @ The Judith Wright Centre in Brisbane.