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Robert Forster Inferno album cover

Robert Forster's first album in four years, Inferno, was released on 1st March 2019 by Tapete Records on vinyl, limited deluxe vinyl, CD and download.

Tracks on Inferno are:

Crazy Jane On The Day Of Judgement; No Fame; Inferno (Brisbane in Summer); The Morning; Life Has Turned A Page; Remain; I'll Look After You; I'm Gonna Tell It; One Bird In The Sky

The album has received reviews from Mojo Magazine (****), Record Collector (****), The Guardian (****), Uncut (9/10) and The Irish Times (*****).

ROBERT FORSTER: Inferno Tour 2019

Robert Forster European Tour 2019 poster

Robert Forster and his band will be touring Europe and Scandinavia in April/May 2019, and Australia in July 2019.
Tickets for all shows on sale now. Dates are:

2nd March 2019: Berlin, Dodo Beach [Robert solo: 1730hr]
24th April 2019: Rome, Monk [tickets] [Robert solo]
28th April 2019: Stockholm, Nalen Klubb [tickets]
29th April 2019: Copenhagen, Vega [tickets]
30th April 2019: Berlin, Festival Kreuzberg [tickets]
1st May 2019: Hamburg, Knust [tickets]
3rd May 2019: Münster, Gleiss 22 [tickets]
4th May 2019: Bielefeld, Forum [tickets]
5th May 2019: Bonn, Harmonie [tickets]
7th May 2019: Frankfurt, Zoom [tickets]
8th May 2019: Schorndorf, Manufaktur [tickets]
9th May 2019: München, Feierwerk [tickets]
10th May 2019: Wien, Theatre Akzent [tickets]
11th May 2019: Linz, Posthof [tickets]
13th May 2019: BBC 6 Music Session 19:00 BST
14th May 2019: London, Union Chapel [tickets]
15th May 2019: Bristol, Fleece [tickets]
16th May 2019: Manchester, Band On The Wall [tickets]
17th May 2019: Glasgow, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Saint Luke's [tickets] Note venue change due to demand
19th May 2019: Dublin, Button Factory [tickets]
20th May 2019: Cork, Cyprus Avenue [tickets]

5th July 2019: Thornbury VIC, The Thornbury Theatre [tickets]
6th July 2019: Meeniyan VIC, Meeniyan Town Hall [tickets]
7th July 2019: Bentleigh East VIC, Caravan Music Club [tickets]
11th July 2019: Katoomba NSW, Clarendon Guest House [tickets]
12th July 2019: Marrickville NSW, Factory Theatre [tickets]
13th July 2019: Bulli NSW, Heritage Hotel [tickets]
14th July 2019: Cronulla NSW, Brass Monkey [tickets]
20th July 2019: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD, The Old Museum [tickets]
26th July 2019: St Kilda VIC, Hotel Esplanade [tickets]
27th July 2019: Berriedale, Hobart TAS, Nolan Gallery, MONA [tickets]

An evening with Robert Forster (solo):

7th November 2019: Los Angeles, CA, The Echoplex [tickets]
8th November 2019: San Francisco, CA, Swedish American Hall [tickets]
9th November 2019: Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios [tickets]
11th November 2019: Evanston, IL, Evanston SPACE [tickets]
12th November 2019: Toronto, ON, The Drake Hotel [tickets]
14th November 2019: Boston, MA, City Winery [tickets]
15th November 2019: Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
16th November 2019: Brooklyn, NY [tickets]

An acoustic evening: Robert Forster accompanied by Karin Bäumler on violin:

20th November 2019: Barcelona, L'Auditori [tickets]
21st November 2019: Madrid, Teatro Lara [tickets]
22nd November 2019: Porto, Passos Manuel [tickets]
23rd November 2019: Lisboa, MusicBox [tickets]
25th November 2019: Dublin, Whelan's [tickets]
26th November 2019: Birmingham, Glee Club [tickets]
28th November 2019: Paris, La Boule Noire [tickets]
29th November 2019: Brussels, AB Club [tickets nl] [tickets fr]
30th November 2019: Amsterdam, Vondelkirk [tickets]
4th December 2019: Cologne, Gebäude 9 [tickets]
5th December 2019: Lüdinghausen-Coesfeld, Burg Vischering [tickets]
6th December 2019: Leipzig, Naumanns im Felsenkeller [tickets]
7th December 2019: Tübingen, Sudhaus [tickets]
10th December 2019: Karlsruhe, Jubez [tickets]
11th December 2019: Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Capitol [tickets]
12th December 2019: Landsberg, Stadttheater [tickets]
13th December 2019: St.Gallen, Palace [tickets]
14th December 2019: Freiburg, Jazzhaus [tickets]


Ireland/UK screenings, September/October 2018

The Go-Betweens: Right Here, a documentary by Kriv Stenders, will be screened in Ireland and the UK in September and October 2018.

It will show at these cinemas:

Saturday 22nd September 2018: Irish Film Institute, Dublin
Friday 5th September 2018 to Sunday 7th October 2018: Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow
Monday 8th October 2018: City Varieties, Leeds
Wednesday 17th to Thursday 18th October: Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh
Monday 22nd October: Home Cinema, Manchester

View the trailer for The Go-Betweens: Right Here:



Grant & I book cover

Grant & I: Book Of The Year 2017

Grant & I has been named Book Of The Year 2017 by Uncut and Book Of The Year 2017 by Mojo Magazine.

Grant & I is the story of the friendship and collaboration of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, who gave Australia The Go-Betweens, one of our best and most influential bands.

To find out more about the book, and to buy it, in Autralia please visit the Penguin Books website; in the UK visit Omnibus website.

'The truest and strangest poet of his generation.' Nick Cave

'An odyssey of friendship, ambition and the struggle of art. Clear-eyed and compelling.' Paul Kelly

'Books by Bob Dylan and Patti Smith have set a new benchmark for the music memoir in recent years. Forster’s book sits well in their company.' Loudmouth e-zine

Links to reviews of Grant & I are on the Grant & I page.

Grant & I was published in the UK by Omnibus on 17th July 2017 and will be publishedin Germany by Heyne on 30th October 2017.

Signed copies of Grant & I are available via Pledge Music.

Robert appeared on BBC TV's 'Newsnight' programme on 12th October 2017:

THE GO-BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE: Documentary of The Year 2017

The Go-Betweens: Right Here, a documentary by Kriv Stenders, has been named as Documentary Of The Year 2017 by the Screen Producer Associations in Australia

The Go-Betweens: Right Here was released on DVD in Australia on 6th December 2017.


Robert Forster and Jherek Bischoff single sleeve

A limited 7" single of Robert Forster with Jherek Bischoff and string quartet performing People Say and In Her Diary at the WEEK-END festival in 2013 is being released in an edition of 500 copies. The single can be ordered from WEEK-END fest website..

Grant McLennan

Friday 6th May 2016 marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of Grant McLennan. Robert has written some words in tribute to Grant on his Robert Forster Facebook page

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