Apr 232012
 

Due to visa delays, Barry Adamson’s 2012
“I Will Set You Free” Australian tour has been rescheduled.

Tickets purchased for the original dates will remain valid for the new dates. Alternatively, refunds can be obtained by contacting each venue directly.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in September. Here are the new dates and venue contacts for purchasing tickets:

11 SEPTEMBER TUESDAY – CORNER HOTEL
57 Swan St, Richmond, Melbourne VIC

Tix $45 +bf through The Corner Box Office Phone (03) 9427 9198 or online at www.cornerhotel.com

12 SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY – THE FACTORY THEATRE 
105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, Sydney NSW

Tix $45+ bf Phone (02) 9550 3666 or online at www.factorytheatre.com.au

14 SEPTEMBER FRIDAY – THE PROMETHEAN
116 Grote St, Adelaide SA

Tix $35+bf (08) 8212 0266 www.theprom.com.au

15 SEPTEMBER SATURDAY – BRISBANE HOTEL
3 Brisbane St, Hobart TAS

Tix $35+bf in advance through oztix outlets and Ruffcut Records Phone (03) 62348600 or $40 at the door

Apr 232012
 

LIVE IN AUSTRALIA, SEPTEMBER 2012

1. Get Your Mind Right
2. Black Holes in My Brain
3. Turnaround
4. The Power of Suggestion
5. Destination
6. The Trigger City Blues
7. Looking to Love Somebody
8. The Sun and The Sea
9. If You Love Her
10. Stand In

Central Control International
CCI019 CD/LP/Digital

“I grew up in an atmosphere where anything was possible. I always felt I was living completely at the centre of things, that the world was mine.” – Barry Adamson.

Thirty four years on from the first album he played on, the seminal Magazine’s post-punk classic “Real Life”, comes an album that touches on the sonic stepping stones he’s used year by year to pave his way to now, his coruscating new album, I Will Set You Free.

The memories and experience from performing and taking his work across the world with Magazine, the Bad Seeds, Iggy Pop, The Gun Club, writing for David Lynch, Danny Boyle, being nominated for the Mercury Prize, scoring an Olivier award-winning ballet, scooping the Best Short Story gong at Italy’s Piemonte Noir festival for his debut work of fiction and writing, directing and editing a movie whilst simultaneously heading back to grace the stage with a reformed Magazine during their triumphant 2009 tour… All of which has directly informed this album, colouring it with a steady, sure-handed experience that emanates from the swagger and fingertip fire of rock numbers Get Your Mind Right, Destination & The Sun and The Sea, to the emotive, yearning noir ballads of If You Love Her and Looking To Love Somebody and the new wave inflicted power pop of Turnaround and Stand In.

Barry has ultimately channelled himself to make an album that is unmistakably Barry Adamson, gravitating finally to the core of who he is and revealing his findings to startling results. Adamson as an artist and an auteur has firmly hit a new peak in his creative stride and, finally free of the shackles of mute obsequiousness, he has created both the album of his career and an album for the year.

“Those used to Adamson in his William Burroughs-reading, jazz playing, cigarillo smoking, King Of Nothing Hill guise, will probably be surprised by this come back rock beast, which probably owes more to his time in Magazine and The Bad Seeds and Iggy’s Berlin period than it does to most of his solo career.” – The Quietus

“I Will Set You Free is the sound of Adamson’s liberation as a songwriter, producer, and arranger. He feels comfortable in his skin on this wonderfully sequenced collection of songs that makes no attempt to hide his past; if anything, he celebrates it as he moves ever forward.” – All Music Guide

Barry Adamson 2008

 
Barry Adamson 2008

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW to see the massive media coverage for Barry’s 2008 Australian tour in a new window. When it opens be sure to scroll…and scroll…and scroll…all the way down.

Jun 252008
 
Barry Adamson - stop press!

Actually, we couldn’t stop the press once the Australian media heard ‘Back To The Cat.’ Everyone from Triple J to ABC Sunday Arts to GQ to major metropolitan newspapers to down and dirty street cred press wanted a chat. And we got most of them in, too. You can see a portion of the press [more]

Apr 192008
 

To: Interested persons Barry Adamson has been doing things differently ever since he strapped on a bass guitar, scoring the chart single, ‘Shot by Both Sides’ while playing for ex-Buzzcocks singer Howard Devoto’s Manchester based Magazine as a teenager in late Seventies. He played on all of Magazine’s seminal post-punk albums, and contributed to Devoto’s [more]