Walking the line to Twin Towns
Tex Perkins stars in The Man in Black
AFTER selling out The Man In Black – The Johnny Cash
Story across the country last year, Tex Perkins is reprising his role at Twin Towns as part of another massive Australian tour.
And while his first Twin Towns show on May 26 has sold out, locals can still cash in on the second and final show the following night, showcasing the performance that won Tex, along with the Tennessee Four and Rachael Tidd (playing June Carter), the Best Contemporary Australian Concert accolade at the Helpmann Awards.
If you haven’t heard of Tex, then this is what you need to know before he takes his show on the road across Australia this year.
Tex is a legend within the
Aussie music industry and is revered as one of the country’s rock n’ roll outlaws. It is said his affinity with Cash started in his earliest band and was an enthusiasm he hadn’t relinquished. After fronting The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon and touring with Tex, Don and Charlie and The Dark Horses, Tex Perkins has had an incredible and varied music career.
The crown on that career is his portrayal of Cash: there are few artists within Australia who can translate the work of The Man in
Black and bring it into the modern day like Tex. His reverence for Cash’s career is evident in the way he approaches every song.
Johnny Cash made an indelible impact on the international music scene. From his rise to fame in 1954, he had a string of Top 10 hits, including Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues and Don’t Take Your Guns to
Town, just to name a few. He passed away in 2003 but is still considered one of the most influential musicians of all time, as his sales of more than 50 million records attest.
RING OF FIRE: He sold out venues all across Australia in 2017, now Tex Perkins comes to Twin Towns playing his award-winning role as Johnny Cash.