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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

The Waifs The West Aus­tralian folk rock out­fit tours the coun­try to mark its sev­enth al­bum, Beau­ti­ful You. Af­ter 23 years to­gether, the band cre­ated the new al­bum in By­ron Bay ear­lier this year un­der the guid­ance of pro­ducer Nick DiDia, who has worked with Bruce Spring­steen, Rage Against the Ma­chine and Pow­derfin­ger. Can­berra Theatre Cen­tre, Civic Square, Lon­don Cir­cuit. Novem­ber 1, 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $57-$62. Book­ings: (02) 6275 2700 or on­line. Burt Bacharach In an era of elab­o­rate arena tours and pop star ex­trav­a­gan­zas, an ageing yet still ag­ile Burt Bacharach (pic­tured) re­turns to Aus­tralia to show that oldies re­ally are good­ies. The 87-year-old creator of en­dur­ing songs such as I Say a Lit­tle Prayer, Rain­drops Keep Fall­ing on My Head and Walk On By will tour the coun­try, of­fer­ing a nos­tal­gic look back at a six-decade ca­reer that has in­cluded col­lab­o­ra­tions with Perry Como, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, the Car­pen­ters and Dionne War­wick. Royal Theatre, 31 Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue, Can­berra. Fri­day, 8pm. Tick­ets: $95-$197. Book­ings: 1300 795 012 or on­line.

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