Musician, writer and comedian Henry Rollins will perform in Lismore in September.
Musician, writer and comedian Henry Rollins will perform in Lismore in September. Contributed

Travel tales with Henry Rollins

HENRY Rollins has enjoyed many adventures since he was last in Australia, and will have plenty to share when he next visits the country later this year.

The American musician, writer, journalist, actor, TV and radio host, comedian, activist and spoken word artist will find himself in the Northern Rivers in September. While Rollins was in Australia in March – when he handed the Australian Music Prize to Melbourne songwriter Courtney Barnett – he didn’t get a chance to perform during the visit.

“I have great audiences there,” he said.

“I’ve always had a really good time in Australia.”

He was passionate about touring off the beaten track, and wasn’t afraid to squeeze in Lismore between the big cities.

“I’ll go anywhere I’m allowed to go,” he said.“We always book the major cities like Sydney and Melbourne, but if there’s an audience, I’m happy to do it.”

Since last performing in Australia, Rollins has been to South America, Africa and Uzbekistan, to name a few. He said the spoken word show would bring a refreshing perspective to modern-day storytelling, which is often filtered through a screen.

“It doesn’t happen the same way twice,” he said. “It’s real and you’re all doing real time together.”

Rollins, who also has three films due out this year, will perform at Lismore’s Star Court Theatre at 8pm on Tuesday, September 13.

Tickets $57.20 from starcourttheatre.com.au.



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