Tim Minchin Announces 'An Unfunny Evening' With His Piano Australian Tour

1 August 2023 | 10:09 am | Mary Varvaris

“The set list will be fluid, the chat unplanned, and the vibe informal. He plans to wear shoes.”

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Are you ready for an Unfunny* Evening with Tim Minchin?

Going on a months-long tour from 20 October, you can see the multi-talented, award-winning artist in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Canberra, Geelong, Adelaide, Newcastle and Perth right up until February 2024.

Minchin, an Olivier, Helpmann, AACTA, Logie Award-winning, Grammy and Tony-nominated poly-talent, will perform solo dates in theatres across the country in promotion of his 2020 album, Apart Together, his musicals Matilda and Groundhog Day, celebrate his film and TV writing, and go all the way back in time to his earliest days as a songwriter.

A press release teases that “The set list will be fluid, the chat unplanned, and the vibe informal. He plans to wear shoes.” Do you know what you’re getting in for yet?

The press release adds, “This is a rare chance for fans of Minchin and the craft of songwriting. 

“*The promoter can't guarantee the artist won't inadvertently amuse.”

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While Minchin’s last Australian tour, BACK, took place after ten years, fans have been waiting since 2019 to see the Cardinal Pell artist perform in all states, not just one-off shows, again.

My Live Nation members can access pre-sale tickets from Wednesday, 2 August, at 10 am until Friday, 4 August. General tickets will be sold via the Live Nation website on Friday, 4 August, at noon local time.

“It’s what makes Minchin so hard to pigeonhole that also makes him such a captivating performer; he can break your heart with only a few words and then piece it back together with a jolting tempo or melody change that shocks the system,” The Music’s Dan Cribb wrote upon Minchin’s gig with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra at Perth Festival in February 2021.

Cribb added, “His seeming inability to sit still is also infectious (not ideal when trying to maintain social distancing), and his affable stage banter really does make his live show feel like an intimate experience.”

An Unfunny Evening with Tim Minchin and His Piano Australian Dates

Melbourne | October 2023 | Comedy Theatre: Thu 19, Fri 20, Sat 21, Sun 22

Brisbane | November 2023 | QPAC Concert Hall: Sat 4, Sun 5

Sydney | November 2023| State Theatre: Fri 10, Sat 11

Hobart | November 2023 | Odeon Theatre: Fri 17, Sat 18

Canberra | December 2023 | Lewellyn Hall: Sun 3 Dec

Geelong | January 2024 | Costa Hall: Sat 20th Jan

Adelaide | February 2024 | Her Majesty's Theatre: Fri 9th

Newcastle | February 2024 | Civic Theatre: Sun 18 Feb

Perth | February 2024 | Regal Theatre: Thu 22, Fri 23, Sat 24