John Mayall

Tanks Arts Centre - Tank 5

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For more than five decades, Blues Hall of Fame inductee John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues", and now he, along with his three-piece band, are playing Tanks for Bluesfest Touring.

The seemingly ageless road dog, who famously takes no days off and carries his own gear on tour continues to ride the waves of time through changing musical influences and tastes with an impressive career that spans over 50 years.

The English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter founded the band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 60s—a band whose members included many celebrated blues and blues rock guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and Buddy Whittington.

Attracted by the West Coast climate and culture, Mayall made his permanent move from England to Los Angeles in 1969 and began forming bands with American musicians. Throughout the next three decades, Mayall became further revered for his many jazz/rock/blues innovations featuring such notable performers as Blue Mitchell, Red Holloway, Larry Taylor, and Harvey Mandel.

Mayall’s popularity endures with a succession of dynamic albums including the Grammy-nominated 'Wake Up Call' that featured guest artists Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Albert Collins and Mick Taylor all the way to his newest album 'Nobody Told Me' (2019).

“This project has been a true labour of love for me and I can’t wait for people to hear the fireworks that took place.” Mayall

Bluesfest Touring

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Please note: Standing only show. Patrons will not be permitted to bring their own chairs into the venue. Find out more: Tanks Seating Policy

Generally there is no right to a refund or exchange except as required by law, or as provided in the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. Please refer to Ticketlink Terms and Conditions on this website.

Price Guide
Thu 16 Apr
Venue Opens
Doors open
Show time
2hrs 30min approx
R - 18+
Standing Only
Flavours of India
Full Bar
Companion Card
Ticket collection
From the Ticketlink office during business hours or from the door of Tank 5 one hour prior to show time.
Seating Plan
Seating Plan

R18+ Persons under 18 years not permitted
Type Price
StandingGovt Benefit Card Holder$52.00
StandingSenior Card Holder$52.00
Ticket price includes a booking fee of 5% of ticket price capped at $2 per ticket.
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