For ten years The Beautiful Girls has been the vehicle that has taken Mat McHugh and his boot-full of songs from country to country, stage to stage and heart to heart. It’s beena decade long road trip, filled as it should, with shades of poetry that would have made Kerouac nod in approval: weariness birthing blessings, victories amidst exhaustion.
For ten years The Beautiful Girls has been the increasingly reliable ride, successfully carrying Mat from place to place and dream to dream. Over the years, the cogs have been replaced, the power altered and the interior modified and refurbished. The Beautiful Girls has become the good ol’ girl guaranteed to get Mat wherever he needs to go. But there comes a time when a restless heart needs to take a leap of faith; to step away from what’s known and just see what could happen.
The tingling taste of risk has been in Mat’s mouth since Seperatista – his first solo record released back in 2009. The phenomenal success of his second solo album Love Come Save Me, released earlier this year, and it’s subsequent sold-out national tour, has cemented the hunger in Mat to step outside from behind the wheel and walk now with the wind in his hair, cloaked in nothing more than the name his mother gave him.
This is the end of The Beautiful Girls. An immense celebration of ten incredible years. It’s time to take her on one last unique adventure: 26 stops around the nation, shows unlike anything TBG have done before.
In a night more reminiscent of theatre Mat. invites you along to ‘An Evening With The Beautiful Girls’ – a two part show reflective of a decade, divided into a stunning acoustic set to warm the heart, followed by a second set plugged in and electric to warm the bones. Like days of yesteryear, there will be an intermission in which you can dance, drink and remember all The Beautiful Girls shows you’ve been to before and toast this as the last. Join Mat. McHugh, Paulie B, Bruce Braybrooke and friends for their last ever tour
AN EVENING WITH THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS NATIONAL TOUR 2012
Saturday 28th July – Splendour in the Grass, Belongil Fields, Byron Bay NSW
For details: www.splendourinthegrass.com
Friday 3rd August – Magnums Hotel, Airlie Beach QLD
Saturday 4th August – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville QLDSunday 5th August
Sunday 5th August – Brothers Leagues, Cairns QLD
Friday 10th August – Coolum Civic Centre, Coolum QLD
Saturday 11th August – The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley QLD
Wednesday 15th August – Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA
Tickets: from venue (08) 9721 2016
Thursday 16th August- Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th August – Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide SA
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 29th August – The Station, Jindabyne NSW
Thursday 30th August – The Hellenic Club, Canberra ACT
Friday 31st August – The Metro Theatre, Syndey NSW
Saturday 1st September – Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau BayNSW
Thursday 6th September – Hotel New York, Launceston TAS
Friday 7th September – Spurs, Devonport TAS
Saturday 8th September – Wrest Point, Hobart TAS
Thursday 13th September Bar on the Hill, University of Newcastle NSW
Friday 14th September – Port Panthers, Port Macquarie NSW
Saturday 15th September – Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour NSW