The Black Sorrows

Saturday 13 January


The Black Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’’s most enduring touring bands and a festival favourite!

Membership in The Black Sorrows has always been loose and fluid with Camilleri being the only constant. The current band also consists of; Claude Carranza (guitar/vocals), Mark Gray(bass/vocals), John McAll (keyboards/vocals) and Angus Burchall (drums). Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri’s mantra is simple ‘we come to playand leave the audience feeling exhilarated’.

Camilleri launched The Black Sorrows, a loose band of like-minded musicians, in 1984 following thedemise of his seminal band Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons the year before. From humble beginnings playing inner-city cafes around Melbourne and selling albums from the boot of a car,Camilleri transformed the band into one of the most sophisticated ensembles in the country. The independently released album DearChildren, represented a turning point once CBS/Sony stepped in with a world-wide deal. When radio picked up the classic track, Mystified, The Black Sorrows really took flight releasing multi-platinum sellers ‘Hold On To Me’, ‘Harley & Rose’ and ‘The Chosen Ones’. The Black Sorrows have won the ARIA for Best Band, played sell-out shows across Europe and sold more than two million albums worldwide.

Writer of milestone Australian songs such as ‘So Young’, ‘Hit And Run’, ‘Shape I’m In’, ‘Hold On To Me’, ‘Harley and Rose’, ‘Chained To The Wheel’, ‘Never Let Me Go’ and the ‘Chosen Ones’, Joe Camilleri’s music has become part of Australian music culture. As a member of Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons, Joe was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007. Camilleri has shown fans and critics alike that he is a performer with an undeniable energy and love of it all.

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Tickets from $32 +bf
  • Ticket Pricing
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    Allocated Seating A - Front $48.00 +bf - SOLD OUT!
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    Allocated Seating B - Rear $40.00 +bf - SOLD OUT!
  • General Admission $32 +bf
  • At the Door $35
Doors Open:
7.00pm (Seats/Dining)
8.00pm (Standing)
The Black Sorrows: 8.40pm