March 20, 2017

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AS 2017 ROLLS quickly forward, Aussie comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson is gearing up to hit the road again with his riotous show The Second of the Final Farewell Tours… Perhaps.

The tour has already seen the funnyman play to packed houses throughout 2016, and was an extension of the sold-out run of The First of the Final Farewell Tours… Perhaps that saw him touring consistently throughout 2013 and 2014.

Kevin Bloody Wilson 2017 tour

Adding his first lot of dates for 2017, Kev will again be joined by special guest Jenny Talia from Australia, for shows that are guaranteed to delight!

Don’t fear that this is the end for Kevin Bloody Wilson though ... chances are after this run of dates that there could be a third, fourth and fifth farewell tour, after all, if you’re going to go out with a bang, then you have to do it right (and practice makes perfect)!

In fact, Kev is having such a blast on his ‘farewell’ tours that it could be another decade or more of saying goodbye before he actually considers the real thing!

When Kev announced his first lot of final farewells, which saw him tour the width and breadth of Australia over the past few years, the iconic musician was quick to point out that he was quite keen on setting a record.

“I see everyone doing their final concerts, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon,” he explains. “I’ll probably get three or four years out of this and then I’ll start doing my comebacks.”

As for the shows themselves, Kevin says audiences can expect anything to happen.

“There will be lots of full frontal nudity from me,” he jokes. “The show revolves on its own axis, I never know night from night what is going in the show. A lot of ad-lib goes in, it depends what is happening in the world between now and then.”

Kevin Bloody Wilson is one of few funny-men who totally embody the spirit of Australian humour. He’s revered as an iconic Aussie around the globe and there would be few proud Australians who don’t know the words to his popular songs. He’s performed around the world, from outback pubs to the hallowed halls of the London Palladium.

No Kevin Bloody Wilson show is ever the same and is always guaranteed to include the classics, with songs such as D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F, Dick’taphone, I Knew the Bride (When She Used to be a Mole) and Living Next Door to Alan, (plus many more songs, which can’t be mentioned as their expletives will get blocked by email firewalls) part of his ever expanding repertoire.

The story behind Kevin Bloody Wilson is one of legend, and shows that you can really carve a career out of raw talent and lots of laughs (with a sprinkle of naughty along the way).

Always a larrikin, he originally recorded songs on a cassette tape for his mates, penned about his experiences working in the mines in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

In the early 1980s, he put together a tape called Your Average Australian Yobbo and started selling it – sales went into the tens of thousands before it was transferred to LP (where it sold even more). It was just the start of his career and he has never looked back.

Fast forward three decades and Kevin is a household name throughout Australia and the world.

It’s interesting to know that 30 years ago he was getting arrested for performing his politically incorrect songs in public.

Times have changed though and it was only three years ago (in 2010) that Kevin was deservedly nominated for Australian of the Year.

As one of the country’s most prolific performers, and a genuinely nice, down-to-earth bloke to boot, it’s not surprising he has earned the reputation as one of our country’s greatest living treasures.

With many of his songs pushing the boundaries, Kevin Bloody Wilson has earned his place in the entertainment industry without a lot of mainstream media support. His record sales are now nudging the four million mark.

All of his CDs and DVDs have achieved gold status globally, with many reaching platinum. In fact one album, Kev’s Back, hit quadruple platinum.

His recordings can be found all over the world, from outback Australia to Canada. His music has also been preserved for generations to come in the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra. He has sold out shows around the world and is constantly earning new fans, who are envious of his DILLIGAF attitude.

Don’t miss Kevin Bloody Wilson as he hits the road with The Second of the Final Farewell Tours… Perhaps, with special guest Jenny Talia from Australia. Tickets are on sale now.

The tour kicks off at Central Coast Leagues Club in Gosford on April 27.


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