James Reyne, Ella Hooper announce rescheduled Way Out West tour dates

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James Reyne, Ella Hooper announce rescheduled Way Out West tour dates

James Reyne Ella Hooper
Words by Staff Writer

Following James Reyne’s recent ankle injury and subsequent rescheduling of the Way Out West Tour, James and Ella are pleased to share all new dates.

The tour will now commence next week, Friday June 23 at Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, before they head off to Perth and Fremantle at the end of June, and then back across the country through July, August and into September.

James has also added a show for Alexandra Hills Hotel with exciting young Sydney band, The Hollywood Waltz, on June 24 at Alexandra Hills Hotel – complete with an 8-piece band, playing all the hits.

Way Out West tour dates and venues

  • June 23 – Empire Theatre Toowoomba QLD
  • June 24 – Alexandra Hills Hotel Alexandra Hills QLD
  • June 30 – Freo Social Fremantle WA
  • July 1 – Astor Theatre Perth WA
  • July 8 – The Tivoli Brisbane QLD
  • July 9 – Miami Marketta Gold Coast QLD
  • July 14 – The Tivoli Brisbane QLD
  • July 15 – Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo VIC
  • July 22 – Ballarat Civic Hall VIC
  • August 4 – Darwin Entertainment Centre NT
  • August 6 – Enmore Theatre Sydney NSW
  • August 11 – Townsville Regional Entertainment Centre QLD
  • August 12 – Tanks Arts Centre Cairns QLD
  • August 18 – Drifters Wharf Gosford NSW
  • August 19 – Toronto Hotel Toronto NSW
  • August 26 – Her Majesty’s Theatre – Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide SA
  • Sept 1 – Theatre Royal, Hobart TAS
  • Sept 16 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC
  • Sept 29 – Anita’s Theatre Thirroul NSW

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James said, “Just a quick update from CAM moon-boot world. I have seen the specialist who was MOST encouraging indeed. It seems I’ve been a good patient and have been doing all – and that’s not much – that I was told to do and things are looking positive. They’ve upped the REHAB ante somewhat and I’m doing lots of physio; stretching the ankle, pushing it, pulling it, clock-wises, anti-clockwises, shaping out the alphabet with my foot, cold water, hot water, pool work, you name it.

“The long and short of it is that she assures me I’ll be ready and raring to go to re-start our Way Out West Tour with the lovely Ella Hooper in Toowoomba on the 23rd of June and beyond.  I’m excited and am going to RELISH each and every day and gig, every beautiful and bountiful experience I have, every wonderful, inquisitive, well-meaning and heartfelt person I encounter.  Chipper. Convivial. Corky. Perky. Sunny side up, man. Pleased as Punch. Happy as a clam. A regular ray of zippy sunshine. Happiness Jim, that’s me. It’s going to be sickening!!”

James and Ella have also released a new version Reyne’s 1992 hit with James Blundell, Way Out West, the song originally released by The Dingoes back in 1973.

Ella Hooper has received critical acclaim and won over a legion of new fans with her current album Small Town Temple, touring extensively around the country earlier this year. Small Town Temple hit #1 on the ARIA Country chart and has spawned singles Words Like These, Grow Wild, Old News and more. Listen here, access album wav files here.

Tickets on sale now – head to jamesreyne.com.au