News: 8 Ball Aitken announces extensive Australian tour

Aussie bluesman, and loveable larrikin, 8 Ball Aitken, has announced an 18 date tour across Australia to take him through January to March (plus a further four already planned for April, with ticket sales to be announced). He is bringing his band to many festivals and all states capital (with the exception of Perth) on this tour.

8 Ball Aitken has toured the world for more than a decade performing his swampy-blues-rock across twenty countries to date. He’s earned a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos, while paying his dues as a singer, songwriter, slide-guitarist, and producer.

8 Ball moved to Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2012 and worked for nine years with many of the best in the blues business today.

A highly-talented guitar player, he won second place in the 2021 International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival hosted by blues woman Samantha Fish.

He and the band will be playing many of the songs from his latest blues rock album, ‘ICE CREAM MAN 2’, the album that hit #1 in the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in June 2023 and had 4 number #1 AMRAP Chart hits. This album was mostly completed in Nashville right before he re-located back to Australia. It’s a highly anticipated follow up to the first ‘ICE CREAM MAN’ album that also hit #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in March 2021. 

JAN 12 – QLD, Mission Beach, Mission Beach Blues Bar & Cafe, 7pm, TIX:

JAN 13 – QLD, Atherton, Tablelands Music Lovers, 7pm,

JAN 14 – QLD, Cairns, Elixir Music House, 3pm-6pm, Supported by Jessy Lynch & Jax Bee. TIX:

JAN 19 – NSW, Port Macquarie Panthers, Tapp Bar, 7pm
JAN 20 – NSW, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Wests Diggers, 3pm-5pm, TIX:

JAN 21 – NSW, Urunga, Ocean View Hotel, 3pm-6pm

JAN 26 – NSW, Whian Whian Hall, 8 Ball Aitken, Dillion James, Miss Jodie & guests, 7pm-10pm. TIX:

JAN 27 – NSW, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Wests Diggers, 6pm-8pm, TIX:

FEB 2 – VIC, Melbourne, Memo Music Hall, Doors 7pm, (BAND) TIX:
FEB 3 – VIC, Yackandandah, Star Hotel, 7pm, (BAND)

FEB 4 – VIC, Swan Hill Town Hall (BAND)

FEB 9 – SA, Goolwa, Murray Delta Juke Joint, (w- Brotherhood Of Love)

FEB 11 – SA, Adelaide, The Gov, w-The Streamliners.

FEB 16, 17,18 – QLD, Agnes Blues Roots & Rock Festival, (BAND)  
FEB 24 – QLD, Brisbane, Royal Quarters Nundah – ‘Heavy Keys’ Album Launch w- Dillion James Band, (BAND)  

MAR 16 – TAS, Forth Valley Blues Festival, TIX:

MAR 17 – TAS, Hobart, Longley International Hotel, TIX:

April 25 – NSW, Marrickville, Sydney. Tix on sale soon.
April 26 – ACT, Canberra, Harmonie German Club. Tix on sale soon.
April 27 – NSW, Wollongong, The Oaks Albion Park Rail. Tix on sale soon.
April 28 – NSW, Newcastle, (Blacksmiths), Orana Hotel. Tix on sale soon. 

Feature Image: ©fullonrockphotography/Andrew Fuller

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