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Hey UK! In 2019 Tim’s long-awaited tour BACK sold out in record time, received rave audience reviews, critical acclaim and in Australia won the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Australian Contemporary Concert.

This autumn Tim returns to the UK with encore performances of BACK. So, if you missed out last time or want to go back-to-BACK, this is your chance.

Again there will be Premium Charity Tickets. All of the income from those seats will go to a charity (or charities) of Tim’s choice (TBC). Last time Tim supported Barnardo’s and Samaritans.

Tickets are on general sale here: ticketmaster.co.uk/timminchinUK and from all venues.

Tickets go on sale for the 3 New! dates at 9am Thursday 23rd September 2021.

Tim Minchin – BACK Encore – UK 2021

ABERDEEN P&J Live – Sat 16th October
EDINBURGH Festival Theatre – Sun 17th October
YORK Barbican – Tue 19th October – New!
DUNDEE Caird Hall – Wed 20th October
BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome – Sat 23rd Oct – Limited. Try venue.
BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome – Sun 24th Oct – Limited.Try venue.
BRIGHTON Centre – Mon 25th October – Low availability
BRIGHTON Centre – Tue 26th October
PORTSMOUTH Guildhall – Thur 28th October – Low availability
NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall – Sun 31st October – Low availability
NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall – Mon 1st November
LEEDS First Direct Arena – Tues 2nd November
HULL Bonus Arena – Wed 3rd November
MANCHESTER O2 Apollo – Sat 6th Nov – SOLD OUT
MANCHESTER O2 Apollo – Sun 7th November – Low availability
LONDON Eventim Apollo – Mon 8th November
LONDON Eventim Apollo – Tue 9th November
PORTSMOUTH Guildhall – Wed 10th November
LONDON Eventim Apollo – Thur 11th November – Low availability
NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena – Sun 14th November
MANCHESTER Apollo – Mon 15th November – New!
LEICESTER De Montfort Hall – Wed 17th Nov – Low availability
IPSWICH Regent Theatre – Thur 18th Nov – SOLD OUT
BLACKPOOL Opera House – Sat 20th Nov – Low availability
STOCKTON Globe Theatre – Sun 21st November
STOCKTON Globe Theatre – Mon 22nd November
CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena – Wed 24th November
OXFORD New Theatre – Thur 25th November – New!
PLYMOUTH Pavilions – Sat 27th November – Low availability
BOURNEMOUTH International Centre – Sun 28th November

2019 UK REVIEWS FOR BACK
“Even when you think you know what’s coming, Minchin retains a remarkable knack for staying ahead,
with verbal shimmies and tonal feints”
***** The i paper
“A triumphant comeback, a three-hour spectacular” The Guardian
“Spectacular […] A rare example of a long-awaited return that has been worth the long-await” **** The Times
“More music gig than stand-up set. Except that rock lyrics are never, ever this funny” **** Evening Standard
“Roof raising return”
**** The Sunday Telegraph

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Due to ongoing restrictions, Tim’s BACK encore shows in Newcastle and Sydney are being rescheduled again.

The Tim Minchin – BACK, Newcastle and Sydney tour dates will now be scheduled as follows:

Tuesday 11th January, 2022 – Newcastle, Civic Theatre
(Previously Wednesday 29th September, 2021)

Wednesday 12th January, 2022 – Newcastle, Civic Theatre
(Previously Thursday 30th September, 2021)

Tuesday 18th January 2022 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre
(Previously Tuesday 7th September, 2021)

Wednesday 19th January 2022 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre
(Previously Wednesday 8th September, 2021)

Thursday 20th January 2022 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre
(Previously Thursday 9th September, 2021)

Friday 21st January 2022 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre
(Previously Sunday 5th September, 2021)

Saturday 22nd January 2022 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre
(Previously Monday 6th September, 2021)

All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows without the need for exchange. Patrons unable to attend the new dates can obtain a refund from the point of purchase. Refund requests are to be submitted prior to 5pm, Tuesday 31st August 2021.

For any further ticket inquiries please reach out to your point of purchase, or visit: https://bit.ly/ShowUpdatesLNAU.

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Brisbane! Due to a change in capacity restrictions in Brisbane, Tim’s BACK encore shows in Brisbane are being rescheduled back to July ’21. Next week!

The Tim Minchin – BACK, Brisbane tour dates will now be scheduled as follows:

Mon 16th August 2021 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall.
(Previously Fri 9th July, 2021) Now Monday 12th July 2021.

Tue 17th August 2021 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall.
(Previously Tue 6th July, 2021) Now Tuesday 13th July 2021.

Wed 18th August 2021 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall.
(Previously Wed 7th July, 2021) Now Wednesday 14th July 2021.

Thu 19th August 2021 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall.
(Previously Thu 8th July, 2021) Now Thursday 15th July 2021.

All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows without the need for exchange. Patrons unable to attend the new dates can obtain a refund from the point of purchase. Refund requests are to be submitted prior to 5pm, Sun 11th July 2021.

For any further ticket enquiries please reach out to your point of purchase, or visit: https://bit.ly/ShowUpdatesLNAU.

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OK sailors, here’s the goss on upcoming shows. Big breath…

MELBOURNE: As most of you know, we can no longer play to a full capacity crowd this weekend. It’s a total bugger, BUT – with a lot of work and wiggling and a few minor miracles – we are now going to do 6 shows at half capacity! Friday, Saturday and Sunday are going ahead, BUT HALF OF YOU WILL BE ASKED TO MOVE to a show next week. Which is obviously really annoying, but hopefully better than cancelling. And on the upside, you will have considerably better seats at the rescheduled shows! Silver linings. Small mercies. Grimacing smiley faces. The venue will be contacting you today or tomorrow. PLEASE keep an eye on your email.

BRISBANE and SYDNEY: Sadly, despite our desperate best efforts, we are moving dates to August and September respectively. Again, you will be contacted by your ticketing agency, so please keep an eye out for the email. NEWCASTLE, you should have already been contacted about that reschedule.

I’m so sorry about all this. It’s a total fucker of a thing. Meanwhile, please, if you get a chance, get a frickin vaccine.
Thanks! Love Tim.

The Tim Minchin – BACK, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney tour dates will now be scheduled as follows:

Fri 2nd July 2021 – Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Sat 3rd July 2021 – Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Sun 4th July 2021 – Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Mon 5th July 2021 – Melbourne, Hamer Hall (backfill date for Fri 2nd July, 2021)
Tue 6th July 2021 – Melbourne, Hamer Hall (backfill date for Sat 3rd July, 2021)
Wed 7th July 2021 – Melbourne, Hamer Hall (backfill date for Sun 4th July, 2021)
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Mon 16th August 2021 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall (previously Fri 9th July, 2021)
Tue 17th August 2021 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall (previously Tue 6th July, 2021)
Wed 18th August 2021 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall (previously Wed 7th July, 2021)
Thu 19th August 2021 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall (previously Thu 8th July, 2021)
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Sun 5th September 2021 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre (previously Sun 11th July, 2021)
Mon 6th September 2021 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre (previously Mon 12th July, 2021)
Tue 7th September 2021 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre (previously Tue 13th July, 2021)
Wed 8th September 2021 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre (previously Wed 14th July, 2021)
Thu 9th September 2021 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre (previously Thu 15th July, 2021)

All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows without the need for exchange. Patrons unable to attend the new dates can obtain a refund from the point of purchase. Refund requests are to be submitted prior to 5pm, Sat 3rd July 2021 for Melbourne and 5pm, Thu 29th July 2021 for Brisbane and Sydney.

For any further ticket inquiries please reach out to your point of purchase, or visit: https://bit.ly/ShowUpdatesLNAU.

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Hey Australia! An update on the status of some of the shows on Tim’s BACK encore tour:

Due to current Victorian Government COVIDSafe measures, the Melbourne show, at Hamer Hall, on Thursday 1st July has been rescheduled to Sunday 4th July. Ticket holders have been emailed updated information about this show.

The other Melbourne shows on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd July will proceed as planned.

The Newcastle tour dates will now be rescheduled as follows:

Wednesday 29th September 2021 – Newcastle, Civic Theatre (previously Monday 28th June, 2021)
Thursday 30th September 2021 – Newcastle, Civic Theatre (previously Tuesday 29th June, 2021)

All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows without the need for exchange. Ticket holders unable to attend the new dates can obtain a refund from the point of purchase. Refund requests are to be submitted prior to 5pm, Sunday 25th July 2021.

For any further ticket enquiries please contact your point of purchase, or visit: ShowUpdatesLNAU.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Photo by Andy Hollingworth

Hi! This is Tim talking here. Hope you’re all still paddlin’. Funny old river, this one.

I wanna tell you about the charities we’re supporting, in Australia and New Zealand, this year through our BACK encore tour.

Some of you know that ever since I started touring again in early 2019, I’ve sold 50 premium-priced “VIP” seats per night and donated that money to charity (all of it, thanks to cooperation from venues and promoters and ticketing companies).

It generally comes to about $AU10K a night… and if we manage to (finally!) get through this “encore” tour, then BACK will have raised around a million bucks. Which, if you’ll forgive me, makes me pretty fucking proud. And grateful, too, that my audience members are so keen to snap those tickets up. They are, after all, very bloody overpriced. Mwahahaaa.

In 2019, the charities were varied, and you can find out all about them here.

In the aborted 2020 tour, and its current reboot, I have decided to focus on independent theatre and dance. It has been a terrible time for that sector, with funding cuts and covid both playing their role in threatening the survival of really fantastic companies. So in every city we play, my completely awesome management team have helped me find wonderful organisations to gift some dosh to.

Find out all about the recipients below. (And thank you again, so much, for helping us with this project.)

*Oh, btw, while I’m virtue-signaling… we’re also making this tour as GREEN as possible. In fact, we’re going for carbon neutral. Find out more about that project here.*

xx

Australia and New Zealand 2021

Adelaide

Restless Dance Theatre

Restless is Australia’s leading dance theatre company working with artists with and without disability. Their artistic voice is loud, strong and original. Restless creates innovative, award winning works that have featured in 3 recent Adelaide Festivals. Touring nationally and internationally their works celebrate diversity on stage.

Wellington

Tawata Productions

Tawata Productions is a Māori and Kuki ‘Āirani creative company based in Te Ūpoko-o-te-ika-a-Maui – Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Specialising in the rigorous development and presentation of theatre, Tawata blurs the lines between text, movement and image presenting a dynamic performance experience from Aotearoa to the world beyond.

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As part of triple j’s Requestival, Tim’s doing a special request-themed Like A Version on Friday 14th May at 7:30am AEST.

Request the songs you’d like to hear Tim cover via the triple j app which you can download or update here.

Then, tune in to triple j Breakfast with Bryce & Ebony on Friday to hear Tim play some of your songs!

Listen Live via the website player or the app.

Here’s a handy Tim[e]Zone Converter.

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical will return to the Cambridge Theatre from Thursday 16th September 2021.

The show, much-loved by all ages, is now booking through to Sunday 13th February 2022.

Tickets go on sale Monday 10th May at 10am from matildathemusical.com.

Critically acclaimed, sweeping the 2012 Olivier Awards with a record-breaking seven awards amongst many more worldwide, including four Tonys, this autumn marks 10 years since the show opened in the West End. Matilda The Musical is the 6th longest running show in the West End and the 16th longest running musical in West End history.

For further information visit matildathemusical.com.

Photos: Manuel Harlan © RSC

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Tim’ll be bringing BACK back to New Zealand for an encore in June.

There’s a Live Nation presale Tuesday 27th April, 12pm.
Tickets go on general sale Thursday 29th April, 1pm.

Tim Minchin – BACK Encore – New Zealand 2021

WELLINGTON Michael Fowler Centre – Thursday 17th June
AUCKLAND Civic Theatre – Saturday 19th June – SOLD OUT
AUCKLAND Civic Theatre – Sunday 20th June – New date!
CHRISTCHURCH Town Hall – Friday 25th June

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UPRIGHT is available in Australia on DVD from the following retailers and more:
(prices vary)

JB HI-FI
DVDLand

Available on digital platforms too.

UPRIGHT is also available on DVD and digitally in the UK and can be streamed on various platforms around the world.
Full details here.

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Carry You, written by Tim for UPRIGHT and released by Missy Higgins, has been nominated in the Song of the Year category at the 2021 APRA Music Awards.

The APRA Music Awards celebrate excellence in contemporary music, honouring songwriters and publishers who have achieved artistic excellence and outstanding success in their fields.

Tim: “I am very pleased indeed that Carry You (as sung by the great Missy Higgins) has been nominated for APRA AMCOS APRA Song of the Year. It’s up against songs by Tame Impala, Amy Shark, Midnight Oil & Dan Sultan, Guy Sebastian, so I’ve got feck-all chance of winning… but YAY! Really thrilled actually, cos it’s peer voted and all. And am also excited cos on the awards night, another Aussie artist (I don’t know who – it’s a secret) will play a version of it live!”

You’ll find the full list of nominees for the 2021 APRA Music Awards here.

Playlists of the nominated songs can be streamed on YouTube Music, Spotify and Apple Music.

The 2021 APRA Music Awards take place on Wednesday 28th April at the International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom at Darling Harbour in Sydney. You’ll be able to watch rolling highlights on the night via the APRA AMCOS YouTube channel.

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Tim is returning to Adelaide on Saturday 12th June 2021, bringing BACK back for an encore as a part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Tickets on sale Wednesday 24th February at 12pm (AEDT) here.

UPDATE: Due to demand a second date has been added – Sunday 13th Junetickets on sale now.

Tim: “I love Adelaide, and I can’t wait to bring “BACK” back for another spin. I first played the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2004 – at the late-night slot in the foyer of Festival Theatre. Since then, Adelaide has been home to so many huge moments for me: comedy shows in tents, musicals in arenas, filming Upright, orchestra shows and festival openings… I always adore my time there.”

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Tim: “This is exciting. I have two songs on the shortlist for APRA AMCOS Song Of the Year. There are many excellent songs on the list, including a statistically unlikely number of West Aussies, which is nice, if you’re into parochialism, which I am, rarely. This is the award that Paul Kelly won a few years ago for “Firewood and Candles”, which my band and I performed at the awards dinner. Last time I was nominated was for Come Home (Cardinal Pell), which Kate Miller-Heidke performed when it ended up in the top 5.
So there.”

The APRA Music Awards celebrate excellence in contemporary music, honouring songwriters and publishers who have achieved artistic excellence and outstanding success in their fields.

The Song Of The Year shortlist will be cut down to five final nominees in March, before the 2021 APRA Music Awards take place on Wednesday 28th April at the International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom at Darling Harbour in Sydney.

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Tim will be on CBS This Morning, Saturday January 16th, in the Saturday Sessions segment.

There will be an interview and exclusive live performances of three songs from Apart Together.

The programme airs 7-9am EST and you can check out when and where to watch CBS This Morning Saturday in your city here.

The segment will be posted online after it airs on CBS.com and their social channels, with some territory restrictions.

UPDATE: 16/01/21
At the time of this update the YouTube videos (all embedded below) are not available in Australia but the three performances and the interview are viewable on the CBS website here:

Interview:
cbsnews.com/video/tim-minchin-is-serious-about-musical-satire/

‘Absence Of You’
cbsnews.com/video/saturday-sessions-tim-minchin-performs-the-absence-of-you/

‘Apart Together’
cbsnews.com/video/saturday-sessions-tim-minchin-performs-apart-together/

‘Airport Piano’
cbsnews.com/video/saturday-sessions-tim-minchin-performs-airport-piano/

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Tim’ll be performing a brand new live version of one of the songs from his new album Apart Together on The Late Late Show with James Corden TONIGHT – Tuesday 5th January. There will be a brief interview too.

The other guest on the show is actor James Marsden.

US:
CBS 12:37am EST/PST (11:37pm CST).
If you miss it or prefer to watch it later, the episode and clips should appear on the The Late Late Show with James Corden’s website, Facebook page or YouTube channel. (Likely to be geoblocked until after the show airs in Australia and the UK).

Australia:
The programme airs a day later in Australia on Channel TEN and 10play.

UK:
The episode will be available in the UK on Sky Comedy a channel you can also watch via Now TV the day after it airs in the US.

UPDATE:


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