Tex Perkins celebrates ten years as Johnny Cash in 'The Man In Black'.
This year, Tex Perkins marks ten years since he first took to the stage with his award-winning show 'The Man In Black - The Songs & Story Of Johnny Cash'.
Since its inception, 'The Man In Black' show has been lauded by critics and fans alike. The show won Tex and his crew a Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Australian Concert and any repeat performances have consistently sold-out around the country.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the show, Tex Perkins is taking 'The Man In Black' out on the road for an Australia-wide tour from August to October.
“I love this show,” Tex says.
“I’ve loved being in it for the last ten years and having the opportunity of putting on the boots of a legend, exploring the world of Johnny Cash. Even though it’s all about Johnny Cash, I’ve put a lot of myself into this show, intentionally and unintentionally. Despite us winning a Helpmann in the first twelve months of life, the show - I truly believe - ten years on is even better.”
Tex Perkins needs no introduction to Australian audiences, he is a legend within the Aussie music industry and is revered as one of the country’s rock n’ roll outlaws. It is said his affinity with Johnny Cash started in his earliest band and is an enthusiasm he hasn’t relinquished.
Johnny Cash made an indelible impact on the international music scene. From his rise to fame in 1954, he had a string of Top Ten hits, including 'Ring of Fire', 'Folsom Prison Blues' and 'Don’t Take Your Guns To Town', to name a few.
23-24 Aug - Athenaeum Theatre (Melbourne) Sat 31 Aug - Canberra Theatre Centre Sun 1 Sep - Anita's Theatre (Wollongong) Fri 6 Sep - Theatre Royal (Hobart) Sat 7 Sep - Country Club (Launceston) Sat 14 Sep - Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide) Sun 15 Sep - Perth Concert Hall Thu 3 Oct - State Theatre (Sydney) Sat 5 Oct - QPAC (Brisbane)