HENRY ROLLINS: 50
Having reached the half-century mark the everyman-of-all-trades, HENRY ROLLINS, gears up for a new talking tour this March hitting intimate venues in Australia and around the world to share stories from, and reflections on, his first 50 years and the chaos that has surrounded him.
“On February 13th of 2011, I will turn fifty years of age. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion than by doing some shows,” HENRY explains. “Hopefully, I will be able to evince some imperfect pearls of ancient wisdom to the audience, having made it this far.”
It’s not so much the mere wisdom of age, but the wisdom of experience that audiences are likely to encounter when HENRY takes the stage – whether he’s relaying rock n’ roll anecdotes, or tackling more serious topics with his distinctive synthesis of anger, amusement, and global perspective. A relentless traveler on an unyielding quest for firsthand knowledge, HENRY’s most recent excursion took him across the Pacific to China, North Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Vietnam.
“All of these destinations gave me a lot to think about, write about and talk about. Wondering if I knew more about North Korea than my guide in Pyongyang was a strange thing to walk around with all day. To see the lasting effects of Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (otherwise known as Agent Orange) showing up in children generations later in Hanoi was an eye opener, to say the least,” says HENRY. “To leave all that and come back to America with all its unique idiosyncrasies always makes me want to know more. These days, as far as things to pay attention to, be frustrated about and seek to change, a conscientious person is fairly spoiled for choice. You know me, I’ll always tell you what I think.”
With residencies in New York and Los Angeles behind him, HENRY ROLLINS arrives in Australia to perform ’50’ at the Gershwin Room in St.Kilda and at the Gaelic Theatre in Surry Hills. Each venue will be fully seated with capacities limited to just 200 tickets per night making these the most intimate shows of Henry’s 21 year Australian relationship.
Tickets for all shows are to go on-sale Monday 28th February and are expected to sell out immediately.
Don’t miss HENRY ROLLINS: 50 touring Melbourne and Sydney this March.
Sunday March 6th: Melbourne, Gershwin Room (Esplanade Hotel)
Monday March 7th: Melbourne, Gershwin Room (Esplanade Hotel)
Tuesday March 8th: Sydney, Gaelic Theatre
Wednesday March 9th: Sydney, Gaelic Theatre
Tickets for all shows on-sale Monday 28th February