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Tim Freedman Announces Solo Tour Launching The Whitlams’ New Single

The intimate run of shows will see The Whitlams’ frontman launching “Ballad of Bertie Kidd”, the band’s first new single since 2006.

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Tim Freedman will be touring throughout New South Wales and Canberra this November, armed with a new track from The Whitlams.

Scott Gelston*

Tim Freedman has announced a rare solo tour of the country, set to see the acclaimed artist perform intimate venues as he launches the long-awaited new single from The Whitlams.

Set to take place this November, the nine-show tour will see Freedman performing at intimate venues across New South Wales, with a tour-closer scheduled for Canberra.

Though tours from The Whitlams are a welcome affair, a solo jaunt from the group’s frontman and founder is a rare event. To make the shows even more special than they’re already planned to be, the tour will also see Freedman launching “Ballad of Bertie Kidd”, the first new single from The Whitlams since 2006.

Described as “a six-minute crime caper thatdescribes a little known escapade in the long career of one of Australia’s most notorious criminals,” news of the single may come as something of a surprise to some fans, with The Whitlams previously announcing their new single as “Gaffage and Clink” – a tribute to long-time tour manager Greg Weaver, who passed away suddenly in 2019.

News of this single arrived earlier this year alongside plans for an extensive national tour from the group. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic greatly affected these plans, with the tour now set to take place in August and September of 2021.

Given the personal nature behind the track, it’s likely that this song will be officially launched at a time of greater stability. In the meantime, further details around the release of “Ballad of Bertie Kidd” are expected to be announced soon, with tickets to Tim Freedman’s solo tour set to go on sale from midday on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Tim Freedman – Solo Tour 2020

Saturday, November 14th, 2020
Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Friday, November 20th, 2020
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood, NSW

Saturday, November 21st, 2020
Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW (Early and late show)

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW (Early and late show)

Friday, November 27th, 2020
Bendooley Estate, Berrima, NSW

Saturday, November 28th, 2020
The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Tickets on sale from 12pm, Tuesday, September 22nd via The Whitlams’ website

The Whitlams “Gaffage and Clink” Australian Tour 2021

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
(Originally Monday, August 3rd, 2020)
Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
(Originally Tuesday, August 4th, 2020)
Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
(Originally Wednesday, August 5th, 2020)
Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Friday, August 6th, 2021
(Originally Friday, August 14th, 2020)
(With Phil Jamieson & Alex Lloyd)
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
(Originally Saturday, August 15th, 2020)
(With Phil Jamieson & Alex Lloyd)
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
(Originally Tuesday, August 18th, 2020)
Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
(Originally Wednesday, August 19th, 2020)
Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Friday, August 13th, 2021
(Originally Friday, September 25th, 2020)
(With Alex Lloyd & Emily Wurramara)
Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
(Originally Friday, August 7th, 2020)
(With Emily Wurramara)
The Art House, Wyong, NSW

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
(Originally Thursday, August 6th, 2020)
Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Friday, August 27th, 2021
(Originally Friday, September 18th, 2020)
(With Alex Lloyd)
Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Saturday, August 28th, 2021
(Originally Saturday, August 8th, 2020)
(With Emily Wurramara)
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood, NSW

Sunday, August 29th, 2021
(Originally Sunday, August 9th, 2020)
(With Emily Wurramara)
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood, NSW

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Originally Thursday, September 10th, 2020)
(With Ben Lee & Emma Russack Band)
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, September 3rd, 2021
(Originally Friday, September 11th, 2020)
(With Ben Lee & Emma Russack Band)
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, September 4th, 2021
(Originally Saturday, September 12th, 2020)
(With Ben Lee & Emma Russack Band)
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, September 10th, 2021
(Originally Friday, August 21st, 2020)
(With Ben Lee)
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Saturday, September 11th, 2021
(Originally Saturday, August 22nd, 2020)
(With Ben Lee)
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Friday, September 17th, 2021
(Originally Friday, September 4th, 2020)
(With Ben Lee & Emily Wurramara)
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, September 18th, 2021
(Originally Saturday, September 5th, 2020)
(With Ben Lee & Emily Wurramara)
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Sunday, September 19th, 2021
(Originally Sunday, September 6th, 2020)
(With Ben Lee & Emily Wurramara)
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, September 24th, 2021
(Originally Friday, August 28th, 2020)
(With Ben Lee & Emily Wurramara)
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra, NSW

Saturday, September 25th, 2021
(Originally Saturday, August 29th, 2020)
(With Ben Lee & Emily Wurramara)
Enmore Theatre, Newtown, NSW

Sunday, September 26th, 2021
(Originally Sunday, August 30th, 2020)
(With Ben Lee & Emily Wurramara)
Enmore Theatre, Newtown, NSW

Tickets on sale now via The Whitlams’ website

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