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Bluesfest Touring is pleased to announce that guitar legend George Benson will be returning in 2021!

George Benson on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th of April 2020 has been rescheduled and will now be taking place on Wednesday 31st March and Thursday 1st April 2021 respectively at the Palais Theatre.

All tickets for Wednesday 8th April 2020 will now be valid for the Wednesday 31st March 2021 performance, while tickets for Thursday 9th April 2020 will be valid for the Thursday 1st April 2021 performance. Your original seats have been allocated. Some interchange between dates to accommodate availability will be allowable by contacting Ticketmaster.

If you can’t make it to the new date submit a refund request before 5:00pm on the 19th of June 2020.





7.00pm Doors
8.00pm Caiti Baker
8.30pm Interval
9.00pm George Benson
Rest of times to be announced

*All times approximate and subject to change by the artist.

Palais Theatre’s Bars are open from doors until the end of interval with a selection of food and beverages including sandwiches, soft drinks, snacks and ice-creams, a brand new coffee counter for your favourite hot drinks and our new central bar which is fully fitted out with beers on tap, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

One of the world’s greatest guitarists and vocalists, George Benson is coming to the Palais Theatre ahead of his performance at Bluesfest Byron Bay.  

Since 1977, George Benson, an American icon for being part of the electric guitar revolution which changed music and popular culture forever, has won 10 Grammy Awards – and has been nominated for an additional 15. His wins include Record of the Year for "This Masquerade" (1977), Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Breezin'" (1977) and "Mornin'" (2007), Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "On Broadway" (1979) and "Give Me the Night" (1981), and Best R&B Instrumental Performance for "Theme From Good King Bad" (1977) and "Off Broadway" (1981).   

Following the success of his Quincy Jones-produced pop album 'Give Me the Night' in 1980, George Benson's string of pop hits includes "Love All the Hurt Away," "Turn Your Love Around," "Inside Love," and "Nothings Gonna Change My Love For You" from his 1985 album '20/20'. 

George Benson gets back to Americana basics on his latest album ‘Walking to New Orleans’, the singer-guitarist's tribute to both piano-pounding Crescent City hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry. 

This Australian tour will feature his whole repertoire of hits as well as a few Fats Domino and Chuck Berry classics. Do not miss this world-class act in April!

Getting here

Palais Theatre
Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
Next to Luna Park

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