Doug Parkinson – ‘Dear Prudence’ Tour
Friday 31 August | Woden
Australia’s greatest soul voice Doug Parkinson celebrates 50 years of performing excellence with a new show Dear Prudence The 50th Anniversary Tour.
Doug Parkinson is highly regarded as a ’singer’s singer’, an artist capable of interpreting many genres of popular music. From smoky ballads to hard driving rock and all points in between, Doug Parkinson has it all covered and is considered one of Australia’s leading showmen and entertainers.
‘Dear Prudence The 50th Anniversary Tour’ revisits the rollercoaster ride that has been Doug Parkinson’s remarkable journey, punctuated by both happy and not so happy events that have shaped Parkinson the man, a survivor in a business notorious for its uncompromising demands both personal and professional.
The repertoire includes interpretations of hits from such legendary artists as Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Marvin Gaye, Michael McDonald, The Beatles and The Great American Song Book, just to name a few. A highlight of this exciting new show is Doug Parkinson’s unique renditions of his own hit records The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore, Without You, I’ll Be Around, and The Hungry Years.
But wait, there’s more, as they say in the classics. It’s also the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ White Album, considered universally as a masterpiece and the source of Doug Parkinson’s greatest recording triumph, the iconic and masterful Dear Prudence.
’I will be paying all due respect to the White Album, one of the greatest recordings in pop history, created by the greatest band in pop history. It is so exciting for me to revisit this amazing album and to present it live on stage. It will bring back memories of such a happy time for me as it will for audiences I’m sure,’ says Doug.
’I will be putting my own stamp on it (as I did with Dear Prudence) and I truly believe the music has remained fresh and vital even to this day. I will be accompanied by eight of Australia’s most admired musicians and vocalists. It’s a big sound for a big show.’
Asked to describe “Dear Prudence The 50th Anniversary Tour”, Doug Parkinson describes it as a symphonic tour de force. ’My life, my music.’
Dinner and Show
Make a night of it and enjoy a two course meal in a private dining area before the show with our ‘Dinner and Show’ ticket offer. Dinner commences from 6pm.