For better than a quarter century, Henry Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and without a microphone, as a solitary traveller with insatiable curiosity bypassing the resorts in favour of places like Siberia and Senegal, or Burma and Bangladesh.

His curiosity and hunger for experienced based knowledge, teamed with his willingness to travel, his no-holds-barred delivery of his opinions and observations, and wicked sense of humour make him one of the most inspiring and interesting commentators / entertainers of a generation.

He returns to Australia in 2012 for The Long March tour, a month long national odyssey – a stark contrast to the four intimate appearances he made in Sydney and Melbourne earlier this year, announced on an email, and which sold out in minutes.

Since his last visit Rollins has been busier than ever, including throwing his hat in the ring over the global Occupy movements that have sprung up in the cities around the world. Have a read of his thoughts on the movement and what it means here. Also, check out this footage of Rollins taking to task a bunch of indie hipsters.

Henry Rollins – The Long March
Australian Tour 2012
Tickets on Sale Nov 28th

Wed April 18 The National Theatre Melbourne VIC
20 Carlisle St St Kilda
Tickets $50.40 (transaction fee may apply) from www.ticketek.com.au, phone 9525 4611 or in person at the Venue Box Office and all Ticketek outlets.

Thur April 19 The National Theatre Melbourne VIC
20 Carlisle St St Kilda
Tickets $50.40 (transaction fee may apply) from www.ticketek.com.au, phone 9525 4611 or in person at the Venue Box Office and all Ticketek outlets.

Sun April 22 Her Majesties Theatre Adelaide SA
58 Grote St Adelaide
Tickets $47.50 + bf from www.bass.net.au, phone 131 246 or in person at all BASS outlets

Tue April 24 Panthers Newcastle NSW
Cnr King and Union St Newcastle West
Tickets $45.00 + bf from www.moshtix.com.au, phone (02) 4926 6200 or in person at the venue (Cnr King and Union Streets) and all Moshtix outlets.

Wed April 25 The York Theatre, Seymour Centre Sydney NSW
Cnr Cleveland St and Shepard St Newtown
Tickets available $50.20 (transaction fee may apply) from www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au, www.ticketek.com.au, phone 132 849 or in person at the Venue Box Office and all Ticketek outlets.

Thur April 26 The York Theatre, Seymour Centre Sydney NSW
Cnr Cleveland St and Shepard St Newtown
Tickets available $50.20 (transaction fee may apply) from www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au, www.ticketek.com.au, phone 132 849 or in person at the Venue Box Office and all Ticketek outlets.


Sun April 29 Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin QLD
93 Mitchell St Darwin
Tickets $45.00 + bf from www.darwinentertainment.com.au, phone (08) 8980 3333 or in person at the Venue Box Office.

Tue May 1 Tanks Cairns QLD
46 Collins Ave Edge Hill
Tickets $45.00 / 40.00 (conc) (MA15+) through TicketLINK, www.ticketlink.com.au or phone 1300 855 83

Wed May 2 Powerhouse Brisbane QLD
119 Lamington Street New Farm
Tickets $50.00 from www.brisbanepowerhouse.org, phone 07 3358 8600 or in person at the Venue Box Office

Thur May 3 Powerhouse Brisbane QLD
119 Lamington Street New Farm
Tickets $50.00 from www.brisbanepowerhouse.org, phone 07 3358 8600 or in person at the Venue Box Office

Sat May 5 Theatre Royal Hobart TAS
29 Campbell St Hobart
Tickets $45.00 + bf from www.theatreroyal.com.au, phone 6233 2299 or in person at the Venue Box Office.

Sun May 6 The Street Theatre Canberra ACT
15 Childrers St Canberra
Tickets $45.00 + bf from www.thestreet.org.au, phone 6247 1223 or in person at the Street Theatre Box Office.

Tue May 8 IPAC Wollongong NSW
32 Burelli Street, Wollongong
Tickets $48.50 (includes GST and booking fees) from www.ipac.org.au, phone (02) 4224 5999 ($1.10 booking fee applies) or in person at the venue

Thur May 10 Margaret River Cultural Centre Margaret River WA
51 Wallcliffe Rd Margaret River
Tickets $42.00 from www.artsmargaretriver.com, phone 08 9758 7316 or in person at the venue box office.

Fri May 11 Astor Theatre Perth WA
Tickets $52.40 
from www.perthcomedyfest.com.au, phone (08) 9484 1133 or in person at all Bocs outlets.

Sat May 12 Astor Theatre Perth WA
Tickets $52.40 
from www.perthcomedyfest.com.au, phone (08) 9484 1133 or in person at all Bocs outlets.