On the day his sixth studio album ('Tomorrowland') is released, Australian singer-songwriter Bob Evans also reveals a 14-date national tour that will incorporate a number of regional centres.
The ARIA-winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, Bob Evans has been enthralling audiences for more than two decades, and 'Tomorrowland' is yet another chapter of 'well-crafted songs full of meaningful, considered lyrics'.
"I found that many of the songs and the lyrics I was writing were tied up in and wrapped around time," Bob explains.
"The album starts with a song called 'Born Yesterday', which is about feeling nostalgic for my early adulthood and ends with a song called 'End Of The Day', which is about the troubling uncertainty I feel about the future and how I reconcile that with being a parent of young children.
"So I found that most of the songs are dealing with the mystery of the past and the future in some kind of way.
"In many ways the past is as much a mystery as the unknown future. Memories are funny things and our perspective on the past is constantly changing with time and as we age."
Now Bob is keen as mustard to return to the roads of Australia after the uncertainty of the past 12 months.
"I didn't want this record to be released without any shows to back it up, so we waited and waited, and now finally the coast looks at least clear enough to be able to announce a 'Tomorrowland' tour that is COVID safe and gets to visit a bunch of cities in different states of Australia.
"I feel like this tour is going to be celebrating not just 'Tomorrowland', but also the joy of being able to go to shows again and experience that strange undying love we all have for a sticky carpet, perhaps a drink or two and someone on stage singing songs and telling tall stories."Tickets to all shows are on sale now.
Bob Evans 2021 Tour Dates
Thu 3 Jun - Kingscliff Beach Hotel (Northern Rivers)Fri 4 Jun - Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane)Sat 5 Jun - Villa Noosa (Sunshine Coast)Fri 11 Jun - Grace Emily Hotel (Adelaide)Sat 12 Jun - Rosemount Hotel (Perth)Sun 13 Jun - The River (Margaret River)Wed 16 Jun - Heritage Hotel (Wollongong)Thu 17 Jun - Lizotte's NewcastleFri 18 Jun - Camelot Lounge (Sydney)Sat 19 Jun - Frost & Fire Festival (Forbes)Sun 20 Jun - The Brass Monkey (Sydney)Thu 24 Jun - Sooki Lounge (Melbourne)Fri 25 Jun - Bridge Hotel (Castlemaine)Sat 26 Jun - Northcote Social Club (Melbourne)