Scene News: The Black Sorrows announce new album and HUGE 50 date tour

Faithful Satellite is the successor to the band’s last original and critically acclaimed 2014 album, Certified BlueJoe 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 McAllThe 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 *

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

Fri, 11 November 2016
Caboolture Sports Club, Caboolture, QLD
* Free Entry *

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
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

Twitter: @TheBlackSorrows

Instagram: @jojocamilleri

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