Robert Forster of the Go-Betweens is on the road once again with a two night stopover at the Sydney Opera House on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August.

After the death of the band’s Grant McLennan, it became a puzzle as to whom Forster would find to step into the shoes of writing partner after 25 years of shared history and songwriting.

It’s going to be a night of passion and emo-tion as this crowd-pleaser will perform tracks from his debut solo album The Evangelist, which shares a courageous insight into a man at the crossroads of his life. It will resonate with anyone who has endured loss.

I’ve written seven of the songs, and three are co-written with Grant. Adele and Glenn from The Go-Betweens are with me. It’s not Oceans Apart 2 -“ it’s something else, but with trails going into the past and I’m proud of it, Forster said.

The album is an emotional and primarily acoustic real instrument feeling album. I want people to be able to lean into the record and feel comfortable with it.

The shows will be held in the Sydney Opera House Studio where the audience will be treated to an intimate and acoustic setting. The band consists of the remaining Go-Betweens, bassist Adele Pickvance and drummer Glenn Thompson.

info: Tickets for Robert Forster’s shows start at $30. Bookings on 9250 7777 or sydneyoperahouse.com. For more details on the singer go to www.robertforster.net.

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