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July 2010

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning, at 9am, for a second ‘Tim Minchin vs The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’ show.

They will be available exclusively for the lucky prepared, pre-registered, pre-sale people for four days and then will go on sale to the general public on Monday. Use the same link and secret password you have in your mailing list email for the first Adelaide date.

The show will be at the same venue and time on Saturday the 12th of March 2011.

If you missed out this time – join the mailing list and be pre… (nope, I got nothing) special next time.

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Good day to you all and hello and I hope you are well. Check this:

Starting in Melbourne in late February 2011, I’ll be grooving around my home country playing big-arsed stupid songs with large groups of the finest classical musicians in the land. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The WA Symphony Orchestra, The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, The Queensland Pops Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony have all agreed to risk their reputations by playing my songs. Scary.

I’m currently in the process of writing some new stuff especially for this project, and there’ll be plenty of orchestrated versions of my old stuff too.

I am excited and – frankly – honoured to be performing with these folk and I do hope you can come and witness it. It will be unlike anything you’ve seen before. Unless you’ve seen my shows before and you’ve seen a performance by an orchestra before, in which case it’ll be quite like a combination of two things you’ve seen before.

I’m also excited because the radio station of my youth (and beyond), Triple J , will be supporting the tour. Which is very nice of them.

Tickets go on sale to the public on August 2nd at 9am!

Dates and details:

Tim Minchin vs the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Friday 25th of Feb
Saturday 26th Feb
The Palais Theatre

Tim Minchin Vs the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Friday 4th March
Pioneer Women’s Memorial – Kings Park & Botanic Garden

Tim Minchin vs The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Friday 11th March
Adelaide Festival Theatre

Tim Minchin vs the Queensland Pops Orchestra
Friday 18th March
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Tim Minchin vs the Sydney Symphony
Thursday 24th March
Saturday 25th March
Sydney Opera House

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In October 2008 Tim worked with Animator Martin White to create this video for “If You Open Your Mind Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out (Take My Wife)” for the forthcoming series of ITV’s ‘Comedy Cuts’.
Director: Fergus March
Director of Photography: Tim Jordan
Producer: Rohan Acharya

Heroically, in the interests of art Tim sat naked* in a space craft and sang about proof, rationalism and his wife, giving rise to the alternate title for the piece: “I will give you my piano, one of my legs and [most of] my clothes”

The song was first recorded in 2006 for the album ‘So Rock’.

* Please note Tim was not actually naked in this video.

…he was wearing an underbust corset and the mystery is: What colour was it?…

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