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Bonnie Raitt And Marcus King To Tour Australia In April

12 August 2022 | 11:56 am | Mallory Arbour

Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 18

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Bluesfest Touring has announced two massive tours for April 2023! 

Bonnie Raitt will be joined by special guest Mavis Staples for two special shows at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Wednesday, April 5 and Sydney’s Darling Harbour Theatre on April 7. 

Marcus King will perform at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Monday, April 10, and Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre on April 12.

It’s been six long years since Bonnie Raitt last toured Australia and Bluesfest Touring is proud to present her in two very special concerts, celebrating her latest album release, Just Like That, which currently sits at #1 on the USA Billboard Blues Charts. Raitt is a multi-GRAMMY Award winner, and in 2022 was the recipient of the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, an award reserved for only the most special of musical artists.


Mavis Staples herself is a GRAMMY Hall of Famer, and multi-GRAMMY Award winner, and has a string of anthems both from her Staples Singers years and as a solo artist. Staples was Bluesfest Touring’s last tour before COVID struck in March 2020. The pairing of these two amazing talents will probably never occur again on our shores. Two absolute legends, one memorable night.

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Marcus King is one of the fastest rising artists. His ‘sold out’ first Australian tour in 2019, as well as the COVID-cancelled 2020 tour with its larger venues, only confirmed this. He returns for his second visit to Australia for Bluesfest Touring in April 2023.  

At 26 years of age, with a GRAMMY-nominated debut album under his belt, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, he is showing maturity far beyond his years. King is a ‘KING’ of unparalleled performance prowess with a dynamic live show, switching from swaggering rock to supersonic soul. He’s just teased us with three singles from his new album Young Blood, which drops on 26th August.


Pre-sale starts at 12pm on Tuesday, August 16. Tickets on sale from Thursday, August 18.

For tickets and more information, head to: Bluesfest Touring