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by Sara Richter
posted 08/02/2023

Buddy Guy ‘Damn Right Farewell’ – the final tour of Australia

Blues-Legend Buddy Guy starts his final tour of Australia “Damn Right Farewell” in April

After 40+ years on the road and thousands of shows, Blues-Legend Buddy Guy will soon be taking a break from extensive touring. Before that, he will be playing the headline shows at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Monday 10 April, and at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Wednesday 12 April during his “Damn Right Farewell” Australia tour.

At age 85, Buddy Guy has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has influenced rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and just about every guitar player who has played the Blues, Blues Rock, and Hard Rock over the past 70 years.

He has pioneered Chicago’s fabled West Side sound and is still the living link to the city’s halcyon days of Electric Blues, from the late 1950s when he was in Chess Records’ House Band.

“It is the absolute truth to say that Buddy Guy is the last of the greats of the Blues performing today, who also brought the Electric Blues to the world, alongside Muddy Waters, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Albert King and many others from that time.” – Peter Noble OAM, Bluesfest Group of Companies

Buddy Guy has received 38 Blues Music Awards – the most any artist has ever achieved. In honour of Buddy Guy’s 85th birthday last July, PBS American Masters released “Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away”, a new documentary following his rise from his childhood to becoming one of the most influential guitar players of all time.

“He was for me what Elvis was probably like for other people… My course was set, and he was my pilot.” – Eric Clapton, 2005

Bluesfest Touring presents Buddy Guy as he bids his fans in Australia goodbye in April.

What: Buddy Guy’s “Damn Right Farewell” Tour 2023

Where: Enmore Theatre Sydney, Palais Theatre Melbourne

When: Monday 10 April (Melbourne), Wednesday 12 April (Sydney)

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