Scene News: Tex, Don & Charlie announce new album You Don’t Know Lonely, out June 30 and National Tour Confirmed This August And September

TEX, DON & CHARLIE TO RELEASE THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM,
YOU DON’T KNOW LONELY ON JUNE 30

MASSIVE NATIONAL TWENTY DATE TOUR CONFIRMED THIS AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 
You Don’t Know Lonely Featuring new tracks ‘A Man In Conflict With Nature’ and ‘The Hitcher’

Introducing the sublime, You Don’t Know Lonely, a gripping collection of 12 evocative stories in song from the masters of the form, Tex, Don and Charlie.  More than a decade has passed since the trio’s last album, 2005’s All Is Forgiven and their spectacular 1993 debut Sad But True, itself widely regarded as one of the great Australian albums.  Pre-order album HERE.

Set for release on June 30, the album ushers in a long-awaited Tex, Don and Charlie national tour. The tour will be the band’s first in twelve years, kicking off at the end of August and running all through September. Covering a vast expanse, the tour takes in capital cities Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Darwin as well as regional towns  Meeniyan, Bendigo, Newcastle, Bellingen, Bangalow, Cairns and Bunbury. Fans can expect the new songs in all their live glory, augmented by favourites from Sad But True and All Is Forgiven.

Tickets for all shows go on sale 9am Tuesday, June 6 and every ticket sold for a limited time, until Friday, June 23, includes a free download code for the new songA Man In Conflict With Nature.

And so to the sublime collection of songs, produced by the band and engineered by Ted Howard and brought to life with some help from drummer extraordinaire Charley Drayton, bass master Steve Hadley and pedal steel wiz Garrett Costigan. You Don’t Know Lonely is bookended by a pair of Don and Tex duets (the muscular What I Am as the opener, the ridiculously beautiful How Good Is Life to close proceedings) with the two of them alternating singing duties on the remaining numbers, complimented by Charlie’s masterful guitar work.

The album’s lead track, Tex’s A Man In Conflict With Nature, is darkly hilarious – sketching the kind of louche, uninhibited character your grandmother warned you against: the layabout who, after a winning tip at the dogs, celebrates with “three hookers and some sushi”.

The song Here’s As Good As Anywhere is an older, wiser, more calibrated view of the world that’s on offer, inspiring the album’s title: “You don’t know lonely/Till you’ve looked back down the road/From one more town/Knowing she’s no longer there/And here’s as good as anywhere.”

“It’s just a little movie about hitch-hiking into a town, and there’s clearly a regretted girl, which we all have; and in this case, there’s no going back,” Don Walker says.
For Charlie, the process of making a record with this trio has a consistency, the decade-long break between each one meaning that “we don’t do this like we do other things; when we come around to doing this we have a particular focus on the sound of Tex, Don and Charlie, on the sensation of it”.  As he says, it’s obvious when a song “fits into the flowing robes of Tex, Don and Charlie”.

You Don’t Know Lonely is released 30th June 2017 on EMI Music Australia
Available on CD, LP and Digitally
‘A Man In Conflict With Nature’ – Official Video
YOU DON’T KNOW LONELY NATIONAL TOUR
PRESENTED BY LOVE POLICE TOURING
PRE-SALES: Available from MONDAY JUNE 5 AT 9AM (AT SELECTED VENUES)
GENERAL ON SALE: Available from TUESDAY JUNE 6 AT 9AM

For a limited time, each ticket sold comes with a download file of the new track “A Man In Conflict With Nature”

All Tickets Available at http://lovepolice.com.au/tex-don-charlie-2017/

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 | The Factory, Sydney
http://bit.ly/TexDonandCharlieFactoryTheatreSydney

Thursday, 24 August 2017 |  The Factory, Sydney
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Friday, 25 August 2017 | Meeniyan Town Hall
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Saturday, 26 August 2017 | Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 | Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne
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Thursday, 31 August 2017 | Memo, St Kilda

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Saturday, 2 September 2017 | Memo, St Kilda
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017 – Street Theatre, Canberra
http://bit.ly/TexDonandCharlieStreetTheatreCanberra

Friday, 8 September 2017 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
http://bit.ly/TesDonandCharlieCambridgeHotelNewcastleSept8

Saturday, 9 September 2017 – Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen
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Sunday, 10 September 2017 – A&I Hall, Bangalow
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 – The Gov, Adelaide
http://bit.ly/TexDonandCharlieTheGovSept13

Friday, 15 September 2017 – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
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Saturday, 16 September 2017 – Brisbane Festival, Brisbane
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 – Badlands, Perth
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Thursday, 21 September 2017 – Badlands, Perth
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Friday, 22 September 2017 – Prince of Wales, Bunbury
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Saturday, 23 September 2017 – Wave Rock Weekender
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Sunday, 24 September 2017 – Darwin Entertainment Centre
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