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UPDATE 5 DECEMBER 2017:

BLACKTOP VINYL BOX SET OF ENTIRE SOLO CATALOGUE 6 ALBUMS, 5 ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME OUT MARCH 23 & APRIL 2018 TOUR

Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia's best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of Austrailia's finest ever bands Cold Chisel.

On March 23, 2018, for the first time, Don's entire back catalogue - We're All Gunna Die, Cutting Back, Hully Gully, Live At The Caravan plus both Catfish albums, Unlimited Address & Ruby - are being gathered in the one box set - Blacktop. Every album has been remastered by Don Bartley with one simple instruction from Don: "Please cut as loud as possible".

Each album will also be available separately. Only the first Catfish album, 1988's Unlimited Address, has been available on vinyl before. And receiving a physical release for the first time is Live At The Caravan, which was previously a digital-only release in 2014.

"It's a way of reviewing the whole catalogue," Don says of the box set, "without doing a best-of."

As for the title, he wryly explains: "It was a choice between Blacktop and Hits. I was advised that Blacktop was more appropriate."

To celebrate the releases Don and The Suave Fucks will head to the road in April taking in shows in Newcastle, Sydney, Bowral, Adelaide, Bellingen, Melbourne and Mullumbimby.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

DON WALKER VINYL RELEASES OUT MARCH 23 VIA MGM

Catfish - Unlimited Address

Catfish - Ruby

Don Walker - We're All Gunna Die (Double Album)

Don Walker - Cutting Back (Double Album)

Don Walker - Hully Gully (Double Album) Don Walker - Live At The Caravan (Double Album)

Blacktop - Vinyl Boxset

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DON WALKER & BAND - BLACKTOP TOUR, APRIL 2018

ALL SHOWS ON SALE NOW

Friday 06 April - 48 Watt St, Newcastle NSW

Saturday 07 April - Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral NSW

Thursday 12 April - The Gov, Adelaide SA

Friday 13 April - Memo Music Hall, St Kilda West VIC

Saturday 14 April - Northcote Social Club, Northcote VIC

Thursday 19 April - The Camelot Lounge, Marrickville NSW

Friday 20 April - Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen NSW

Sat 21 April - Club Mullum, Mullumbimby NSW

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BLACKTOP TOUR TICKETS

TEX, DON & CHARLIE 2018 TOUR.

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 March - Port Fairy Folk Festival, Victoria

Monday 12 March - WOMADelaide, South Australia

Thursday 15 March - Athenauem Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria

Saturday 17 March - Twilight at Toronga Zoo 2018 Summer Series

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TDC TOUR TICKETS

TEX, DON & CHARLIE TO RELEASE THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, YOU DON'T KNOW LONELY ON JUNE 30. MASSIVE NATIONAL TWENTY SIX DATE TOUR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2017.

Introducing the sublime, You Don't Know Lonely, a gripping collection of 12 evocative stories in song from the masters of the form, Tex, Don and Charlie. More than a decade has passed since the trio's last album, 2005's All Is Forgiven and their spectacular 1993 debut Sad But True, itself widely regarded as one of the great Australian albums.

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Set for release on June 30, the album ushers in a long-awaited Tex, Don and Charlie national tour. The tour will be the band's first in twelve years, kicking off at the end of August and running all through September. Covering a vast expanse, the tour takes in capital cities Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Darwin as well as regional towns Meeniyan, Bendigo, Newcastle, Bellingen, Bangalow, Cairns and Bunbury. Fans can expect the new songs in all their live glory, augmented by favourites from Sad But True and All Is Forgiven.

The album's lead track, Tex's A Man In Conflict With Nature, is darkly hilarious - sketching the kind of louche, uninhibited character your grandmother warned you against: the layabout who, after a winning tip at the dogs, celebrates with "three hookers and some sushi".

The song Here's As Good As Anywhere is an older, wiser, more calibrated view of the world that's on offer, inspiring the album's title: "You don't know lonely/Till you've looked back down the road/From one more town/Knowing she's no longer there/And here's as good as anywhere."

"It's just a little movie about hitch-hiking into a town, and there's clearly a regretted girl, which we all have; and in this case, there's no going back" Don Walker says.

For Charlie, the process of making a record with this trio has a consistency, the decade-long break between each one meaning that "we don't do this like we do other things; when we come around to doing this we have a particular focus on the sound of Tex, Don and Charlie, on the sensation of it". As he says, it's obvious when a song "fits into the flowing robes of Tex, Don and Charlie".

Track Listing:

What I Am

A Man In Conflict With Nature

Here's As Good As Anywhere

Summer

Just Your Luck

I Couldn't Lie

Plan B

One Step Ahead Of The Blues

The Hitcher

I Used To Be

One More For The Song

How Good Is Life

You Don't Know Lonely is released 30th June 2017 on EMI Music Australia. Available on CD, LP and Digitally.

TEX, DON & CHARLIE

YOU DON'T KNOW LONELY NATIONAL TOUR

PRESENTED BY LOVE POLICE TOURING

For a limited time, each ticket sold comes with a download file of the new track "A Man In Conflict With Nature"

For full dates, pre sale tickets links for most venues and all other ticket details please visit the link below

TDC You Don't Know Lonely 2017 Tour Tickets

Tuesday 22, Wednesday, 23, Thursday 24 August 2017 - Factory Theatre, Sydney

Friday, 25 August 2017 - Meeniyan Town Hall

Saturday, 26 August 2017 - Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

Tuesday, 29 & Wednesday 30 August 2017 - Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne

Thursday, 31 August 2017 - Memo Music Hall, St Kilda

Saturday, 2 & Sunday 3 September 2017 - Memo Music Hall, St Kilda

Tuesday 5 & Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - Street Theatre, Canberra

Thursday 7 September 2017 - Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford

Friday, 8 September 2017 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, 9 September 2017 - Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen

Sunday, 10 September 2017 - A&I Hall, Bangalow

Wednesday, 13 & Thursday 14 September 2017 - The Gov, Adelaide

Friday, 15 September 2017 - Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Saturday, 16 September 2017 - Brisbane Festival, Brisbane

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Friday, 22 September 2017 - Prince of Wales, Bunbury

Saturday, 23 September 2017 - Wave Rock Weekender

Sunday, 24 September 2017 - Darwin Entertainment Centre

DON WALKER - SHOTS. NOW IN E-BOOK FORMAT

Don Walker's book SHOTS is now available in E Book format. Shots can be downloaded from Amazon, ibookstore, JB Hi Fi and Google Play @ The Black Inc Press site. If you havent read it and need a DW fix before the Suaves & Chisel gotta get back on the road later in 2015, download it now!

Shots in e book and hardcopy formats from Black Inc Press.

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