8.00pm Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier
9.00pm Suzanne Vega
*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.
In 2017 Suzanne Vega celebrated the 30th and 25th anniversaries, respectively, of her albums Solitude Standing and 99.9F.
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980’s. With just an acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. The release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed debut album in 1985 saw the single ‘Marlene on the Wall’ launch her long-spanning career. Since then, she has sold over 7 million albums and has been nominated for 7 Grammy awards. The other two big songs, from her breakthrough 1987 album Solitude Standing, ‘Tom's Diner’ and ‘Luka’ were Top 10 US hits. These tracks also made an impact on the international charts and continue to be on radio playlists around the world to this day.
Suzanne Vega will take Australian audiences on a journey with her distinctive vocals and many of the songs that encapsulate an iconic career. Her live performances steer clear of dramatic histrionics, but are emotional experiences, allowing her audience to focus on her masterful storytelling. Suzanne has become an authentic voice of womanhood and a tuneful cult figure – she tours constantly and continues to play sold-out concerts across the globe in some of the world's best-known halls and arenas.
Suzanne will be supported by Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier. Conway is a significant and eloquent contributor to Australian music, singing songs that chronicle the essential elements of life, love, loss, memory, the mundane and the spiritual. From the moment her band, Do Re Mi released the iconic ‘Man Overboard’, off their debut album Domestic Harmony in 1985, Deborah has always followed her own path. Conway’s debut solo album String of Pearls, released in 1991, was a radical departure from Do Re Mi with its themes of youthful reflection and tongue-in-cheek irreverence and won her the ARIA Award for Best Female Artist that year. A rare female agitator in a time when the music industry was male dominated, Deborah Conway continues to be a role model for young women and a mentor to emerging artists. Her long-term collaboration with Willy Zygier has yielded numbers of projects, including their most recent album Everybody’s Begging & seen them mature into thought provoking songwriters that continue to delight critics and win audience plaudits.