Richard Clapton returns to the scene of the crime

Posted on 21 May 2012

Australia’s most prolific and iconic singer-songwriter, Richard Clapton, is gearing up for his 5th annual State Theatre trip down memory lane.  This time Richard will be previewing new material from his upcoming album scheduled for release in mid-July.

Richard Clapton, started his musical career in the late 60’s but it wasn’t until the early 70’s that he had his first big hit, Girls on the Avenue, which was originally earmarked as a “B” side. “Girls” went on to reach No. 2 on the national charts and put Richard firmly on the musical map. 

Richard’s annual State Theatre escapades are now in their 5th year with each one a bigger, and better, celebration than the last. They first started in 2008 when Richard held a one off concert to celebrate 35 years in the music industry and which turned into two sold out shows featuring some of his best mates including Jon Farris.  In 2009, Clapton showcased his pivotal 1977 album Goodbye Tiger with 2 sold-out shows (which included his old friend, Ian Moss), and in 2010 fans were asked to help put their ultimate set list together for his Acoustic v. Electric show, featuring Diesel. Last year’s show carried on the tradition with a sold out audience kicking their heels up to his Great Escape album show

The pairing of this iconic venue and performer has produced some truly magical evenings and this year’s Past Hits and Previews show will be no exception. Songs like I Am An Island, The Best Years of Our Lives, Capricorn Dancer, Girls on the Avenue, Glory Road, Goodbye Tiger, Trust Somebody, Get Back to the Shelter, Down in the Lucky Country as well as a snippet of songs from his first studio album release in 8 years, will have you singing along from start to finish.

State Theatre, Sydney

Saturday, 18 August, 2012
Tickets on sale from 9.00am, Monday, 4 June, 2012

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