Australian rock & roots music royalty Don Walker has today released his new single ‘You’ve Got To Move‘, taken from his forthcoming fourth solo album, Lightning in a Clear Blue Sky, out Friday, 5 May and with an accompanying East Coast Australian tour commencing in May, 2023.
This will be the Cold Chisel, Catfish and Tex, Don and Charlie singer/songwriter’s first studio album in ten years.
Internationally acclaimed author, Trent Dalton, says of Don, “The man’s music lives in me like myth. It resides in the same place in my brain where Buddy Holly’s last flight lives; or John’s big bite of Yoko’s apple; or Robert Johnson’s great Delta devil deal. Rosaline. Breakfast at Sweethearts. Standing on the Outside. Choirgirl. Saturday Night. Who needs that sentimental bullshit? Me. We. He. She. They. Them. Us. Always.
“And now all this new stuff. And now all this new lightning.
“‘I’ve got the song we’ll need to live,’ he sings on the very first line of the very first song. Turns out he’s got a whole album of them. Every one of them nourishing and sustaining; restorative and resurrective. He’s been listening again. And now, for the first time in years – like a fork of white lightning charged to split through your clear blue sky – the incomparable Don Walker is about to speak.”
Friday, 19 May – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi QLD
Saturday, 20 May – Old Museum, Brisbane QLD
Friday, 16 June – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday, 17 June – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral NSW
Friday, 23 June – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Saturday, 24 June – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda VIC
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Sunday, 21 May – Blues on Broadbeach, QLD
Saturday, 26 August – Gympie Music Muster, QLD