Mat McHugh announces solo Australian tour


Mat. McHugh (The Beautiful Girls) Solo & Acoustic presents:

the ‘Go Don’t Stop’ Tour and The Blacktop Diaries

Having left the band behind and taken off on a global adventure alone, Mat. McHugh is not so much reinventing himself as he is rediscovering. It began with a theatre tour across the States and into Canada with fellow troubadour John Butler. It was during that trip, Mat. reconnected with the essence of being a muso – just one  man and his music on the road; the only concern, finding the next stage on which to play.


Upon his return Mat. headed into the studio and created the ‘Go Don’t Stop’ solo ep. He then stuffed that in his bag too and jumped the next plane to South America landing in one of his favourite countries outside of home, Brazil. As he moves now through the States, with the blacktop of asphalt trailing behind him, he prepares excitedly for the homeland leg of the ‘Go Don’t Stop’ Tour.


In celebration of this new turn at the crossroads, Mat. also launches The Blacktop Diaries; an ongoing series of musings about travel/self/art/Hemingway/global responsibility and all inbetween. The first instalment set in Rio De Janeiro is ready to transport you now.


And you too can be part of the adventure. Join Mat. McHugh live and intimate, as he strips back songs spanning ten years – from the classic Morning Sun days through to his latest solo treasures on the Aussie leg of the ‘Go Don’t Stop’ Tour.


Dates below….the ‘Go Don’t Stop’ ep out now.


Thursday 28th July                            Swindlers Bar                                                    VIC

Great Alpine Road, MOUNT HOTHAM

Tickets from the venue

Doors open 7.30pm


Friday 29th July                                  The Palais                                                           VIC

Tickets $15 +bf presales for members, $20 + bf GA presales and $25 walk ups from venue &


Saturday 30th July                             Thornbury Theatre                                          VIC

859 High Street, THORNBURY

Tickets $20 for general admission, $25 reserved seating and door sale

available from the venue, Polyester City & Fitzroy, 8 Mile High Thornbury.

Doors open 7.30pm


Friday 5th August The Bakery                                                         WA

233 James Street, NORTHBRIDGE

Tickets $20 + bf from

Doors open 8pm


Saturday 6th August Jive                                                                        SA

181 Hindley St, ADELAIDE

Tickets $20 + bf from

Doors open 8pm


Thursday 11th August                      Byron Bay Theatre                                           NSW

69 Jonson St, BYRON BAY

Tickets $25 + bf from

Doors open 7.30pm


Friday 12th August                            The Sound Lounge                                          QLD

Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin, GOLD COAST

Tickets $25 + bf from

Doors open 7.30pm


Saturday 13th August                      The Old Museum                                             QLD

460 Gregory Tce, BOWEN HILLS

Tickets $25 + bf from

Doors open 7.30pm


Sunday 14th August                         Coolum Theatre                                               QLD


Tickets $20 + bf from

Doors open 6.30pm


Friday 19th August                            Lizottes  Newcastle                                       NSW

31 Morehead St, NEWCASTLE

Bookings essential via 02 4956 2066

Doors open 7pm

Saturday 20th August                      Oxford Art Factory                                          NSW

38-46 Oxford St, DARLINGHURST

Tickets $20 + bf from &





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