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Fri 15 Apr 2016, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Astor Theatre, 659 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

As it approaches 2016 – April 2016 in fact – and what would have been the 80th birthday of the late Roy Orbison, singer-songwriter Damien Leith is reprising his acclaimed show Roy – A Tribute To Roy Orbison for a limited season. The Irish-born musician last toured the show in 2011 and it sold out in theatres nationally.

His performances paying homage to the legend of the international music scene received rave reviews and the special run of dates in 2016 promise to sell out fast. Ever the consummate performer, Damien has always had a strong affinity with Roy Orbison’s music. He recorded and worked with the late Barbara Orbison and continues to write with legendary musicians in Nashville who worked with Roy throughout his career. In fact, when Damien released his album Roy – A Tribute To Roy Orbison it stayed in the ARIA Top 20 chart for 22 weeks and it was nominated for not only an ARIA award but also sold multi-platinum.

“Roy was a stylus, he created his own unique sound which made him stand out over so many other artists", says Damien. “His incredible voice, mixed with dramatic pop/opera melodies became his signature. Working with Barbara on my album Roy – A Tribute To Roy Orbison was amazing. It was incredible to have her support and confidence in me, especially in interpreting Roy’s songs and giving them my own stamp. Also, while recording that album I met with Joe Melson – who co-write Only The Lonely and Crying – and we have since become good friends and write together almost every week via Skype”.

Damien will be performing with his full band and jamming out a repertoire that includes classics such as Pretty Woman, Only The Lonely and You Got It to name a few. Audiences will be tapping their feet to the likes of In Dreams, Leah and of course, no tribute to the Big O could go past Crying. “This show will be a celebration of the legendary Roy Orbison and his timeless classics”, says Damien. “The last time we toured this show, the reaction was incredible. The atmosphere at every show was electric and the fact that so many sold out so fast was overwhelming. I decided to do this short run of shows because I love performing the songs and also to celebrate what would have been Roy’s 80th birthday”.

Damien Leith first captured the hearts of the Australian public in the 2006 reality television show Australian Idol. Since then he has enjoyed platinum selling albums and multiple awards including ARIAs, MTV Australia Video Music Awards and Helpmann Awards. In addition to his incredible musical successes, he has also hosted and co-hosted multiple television shows and penned two novels.

Tickets to Damien Leith’s Roy – A Tribute To Roy Orbison – 80th Birthday Celebration Tour are on sale now.