Faithful Satellite is the successor to the band’s last original and critically acclaimed 2014 album, Certified Blue. Joe Camilleri and long-time writing partner, Nick Smith, continue to be the masters of the eclectic. No musical style is left in the corner waiting for a dance partner, just as no dark human theme is left unrevealed. Swirling images of love lost, end of the line sea journeys, voodoo, Boot Hill and wild rock ‘n roll joy rides define Faithful Satellite, a culmination of artistry which separates Joe from the rest.
Sure, he’s kicked a staggering number of goals over his 50+ years in music as a singer, songwriter, musician, performer and producer at the top of his game. As frontman of the seminal 70’s band, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Joe was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007. With The Black Sorrows, there have been hits not only in Australia but also in Europe. Touring there several times playing songs that have become radio staples like Chained to the Wheel, Harley & Rose and Hold On To Me. There was an ARIA Award for Best Group in 1990, and last year their Endless Sleep album was nominated for the 2015 ARIA Award for Best Blues & Roots Album, the band’s 19th nomination. Returning for the first time in 20 years, The Black Sorrows toured Scandinavia in support of the release of Endless Sleep that reached #13 on the Euro Americana chart in 2015.
There have been multi-platinum albums and, collectively, sales of over two million records worldwide. The Black Sorrows, in one form or another, haven’t stopped recording or performing since Joe pulled the thing together in 1983 – and he’s still playing 150 shows a year! His energy seems boundless, matched only by the passion and commitment with which he approaches every song, every record, every performance.
Recorded at Woodstock Studios in Melbourne, and produced by Joe Camilleriand co-producer John McAll, The Black Sorrows have enlisted a stellar line-up of guest artists that include Vika and Linda Bull, the Davidson Brothers, The Silo String Quartet as well as some of the best young jazz players around.
“I’m in it for the long haul,” is how Joe sees it, has always seen it. “I just want the future.” And we’re all welcome to get on board and enjoy the ride.
Tickets to all shows on the Faithful Satellite Tour are on sale NOW unless otherwise noted below.
Sat, 10 September 2016 Sandstone Rocks, Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point, QLD Tickets available now from TicketmasterFri, 16 September 2016 SS&A Club, Albury, NSW * Free Entry *Sat, 17 September 2016 The Palms at Crown, Melbourne, VIC * With Vika & Linda Bull * – SOLD OUT –T
hurs, 22 September 2016 Mt Pleasant Tavern, Mackay, QLD Tickets available now from Moshtix
Fri, 23 September 2016 Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD Tickets available now from MoshtixSat, 24 September 2016 Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns, QLD Tickets available now from MoshtixThurs, 29 September 2016 Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, Devonport, TAS Tickets available now from the VenueFri, 30 September 2016 Country Club Showroom, Launceston, TAS Tickets available now from Tixtas
Sat, 1 October 2016 Centre Square, Birrarung Marr, VICFri, 7 October 2016 Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSW Tickets available now from the VenueSun, 9 October 2016 Mane Event, Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong, VIC Tickets available now from OztixWed, 12 October 2016 Frankston RSL, Frankston, VIC Tickets available now from the Venue
Thurs, 13 October 2016 Friends Restaurant, Perth, WA Tickets available now from the Venue or (08) 9221 0885
Fri, 14 October 2016 Fly By Night Club, Fremantle, WA Tickets available now from the Venue
Sat, 15 October 2016 Charles Hotel, North Perth, WA Tickets available now from TicketmasterSun, 16 October 2016 Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, WA Tickets available now from TicketmasterFri, 21 October 2016 Wild Goose Restaurant, Noble Falls Estate, WA Tickets available now from the Venue and 08 9574 6255Sat, 22 October 2016 Shark Bay 1616, Shark Bay, WA * Free Entry *
Sat, 29 October 2016 Cygnet Town Hall, Cygnet, TAS Tickets available now from Moshtix
Sun, 30 October 2016 Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS* Tickets available now from Moshtix *Note: Afternoon Show
Thurs, 3 November 2016 The Basement, Sydney, NSW Tickets available now from MoshtixFri, 4 November 2016 Inland Sea of Sound Festival, Bathurst, NSW Tickets available now from the FestivalSat, 5 November 2016 Armidale Ex-Services Club, Armidale, NSW Tickets available now from OztixSun, 6 November 2016 Hoey Moey Beer Garden, Coffs Harbour, NSW Tickets available now from Oztix
Tues, 8 November –and- Wed, 9 November 2016 Bird’s Basement, Melbourne, VIC Tickets available in mid September from the Venue
Sat, 12 November 2016 Stanthorpe Rocks, Stanthorpe, QLD Tickets available now from Stanthorpe RocksSun, 13 November 2016 Caloundra Power Boat Club, Caloundra, Qld Tickets available now from venue or 07 5492 1444Fri, 18 November 2016 Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide, SA Tickets available now from the VenueSat, 19 November 2016 River Rockfest, Broken Hill, NSW Tickets available now from River Rockfest
Sat, 26 November 2016 River Rockfest, Mildura, VIC Tickets available now from River Rockfest
Fri, 2 December 2016 The Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC Tickets available from OztixSat, 3 December 2016 Lakeside Twilights, Ballarat, VIC* Tickets available now from Ticketmaster *Note: Afternoon ShowSat, 3 December 2016 River Rockfest, Swan Hill, VIC Tickets available now from River RockfestSun, 4 December 2016 Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap, VIC Tickets available now from Oztix
Wed, 7 December 2016 Centro CBD, Wollongong, NSW Tickets available now from the Venue
Thurs, 8 December 2016 The Basement, Canberra, ACT Tickets available now from OztixFri, 9 December –and- Sat, 10 December 2016 Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW Tickets available now from the VenueSun, 11 December 2016 Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW Tickets available now from Sticky TicketsSat, 17 December 2016 SKYCITY, Darwin, NT Tickets available now from Moshtix
Joe Camilleri will also be performing with Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons on:
Thurs, 24 November 2016 Palais Theatre (with Ol’ 55), St Kilda, VIC Tickets available now from Ticketmaster Fri, 25 November 2016 State Theatre (with Ol ’55), Sydney, NSW Tickets available now from Ticketmaster