Henry Wagons is paying tribute to cult hero Warren Zevon with a rock’n’roll stage show

Henry Wagons is paying tribute to cult hero Warren Zevon with a rock’n’roll stage show

Coming to The Palms at Crown.

In April, the charismatic Henry Wagons will be saluting late cult hero Warren Zevon in a reprise of his critically-acclaimed 2019 production, Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr.

When the original show was previewed at The Athenaeum Theatre in October 2019, it garnered rave reviews for being a “high-spirited rock’n’roll show” and a performance that was “informal, intimate, lawless and most of all fun”.

What you need to know

  • Henry Wagons will be paying tribute to Warren Zevon with three stage shows in April
  • Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr enjoyed a preview season in October 2019 and garnered rave reviews in the process
  • The performance will hit The Palms at Crown in Melbourne alongside shows in Warragul and Adelaide

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When Wagons steps onto stage once again in 2021, he’ll be joined by an all-star cast of music talent. The show’s Music Director Lachlan Bryan (Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes) will double as a pianist and backing vocalist, with Holly E. Thomas on drums and backing vocals, and Damian Cafarella as the multi-instrumentalist on bass guitar, electric guitar and more. Guitarist and backing vocalist Michael Hubbard rounds out Wagons’ bandmembers.

“I am thrilled to be playing the music of a true mastermind of song,” Wagons said in a statement. “Zevon, cheekily and charmingly, spins a lyric and winds a melody like no other. Even now, when I’m deep inside his catalogue, my jaw still drops at least once in every song at a random pearl of wisdom. We truly have one hell of a set list to share.”

For those who don’t know who Warren Zevon was, he was lauded as a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’, with the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen covering his songs. Linda Ronstandt achieved widespread success off the back of her renditions of Zevon’s ‘Poor Poor Pitiful Me’ and ‘Carmelita’.

Yet while Zevon had many admirers, he was also a divisive figure and had erratic relationships with loved ones, supporters and the music industry in general, driven by alcohol and drug-fueled behaviour.

This made Zevon the cult hero he is today, and one that has a lasting legacy at that.

Henry Wagons’ Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr comes to The Palms at Crown on Friday April 30. Grab tix here.