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Australian Tour 97.

Welcome, these pages are intended to document that rarest of happenings , an AUSTRALASIAN TOUR by singer songwriter Richard Thompson. To date this has been the only national tour by the beret clad guitar genius, apart from a short visit in the middle 80s. It is nice to see that he will be returning in 2001 for another tour and this site has attempted to document the visit as fully as possible. ( see link below)

Below you will find the reviews and setlists of the tour dates in Australia , New Zealand and Japan for which I have managed to find any information, such as newspaper reviews , radio interviews, broadcasts, adverts and eyewitness accounts. 
This list is incomplete, I would welcome input from anyone who can fill in the gaps, especially for the Perth show. Contact email

Tour dates

Where possible each date is accompanied by a review or set list. Some photos are available but at remote links which may force you to leave this site. Note that this site will remain open when you use these links so you can return to view other pages.

The Tivoli Theatre ,Brisbane . 19th February 1997

Enmore Theatre ,    Sydney      20th February 1997

The Labour Club,   Canberra.   21st February 1997

University of Hobart    Tas.       23rd February 1997

National Theatre ,   St Kilda .    26/27th February 1997

Womad Festival Adelaide         1st/2nd March 1997

The Basement  Sydney             4th March 1997

The Basement  Sydney             5th March 1997

Womad Festival Auckland. NZ  8th/9th March 1997

Club Quattro Tokyo Japan.       13th March 1997

1997 Australian/NZ Richard Thompson interviews and broadcasts and recordings .

2001 Australian Tour


2001 Australian tour reviews/interviews and photographs

Richard Thompson photo gallery.


The Richard Thompson pages .


Who can help flesh out the site with reviews , information and photographs ?

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