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An Evening with Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins may be most well-known as a punk icon, namely for his 80s stints in Black Flag and the Rollins Band, but he is also an accomplished writer, producer and performer. Bringing his raw and insightful spoken word performance to the Darwin Entertainment Centre, Rollins will canvas all kinds of topics from his unique experiences and expansive career. 

His return to Australia is the first since his sold out tour in 2012 and entails a mammoth month-long trip around the country. From meeting David Bowie and Lou Reed to his political views and stories of his travels, Rollins delivers a night of tales and perspectives from the cultural front line. His natural curiosity and cutting yet insightful honesty has garnered attention across the world. 

Rollins’ resume reads like a work of fiction. Over the past few decades he has worked as a TV actor (Sons of Anarchy), a voice over artist, author (of more than 25 books), columnist (LA Weekly and Rolling Stone), TV host (National Geographic History Channel), radio DJ and activist and is now touring the world as a spoken word performer. Since he last visited us, Rollins has also had his first starring role in a feature film and collaborated with industry icons Lemmy Kilmister and Iggy Pop on a huge live music/silent film project named Gutterdämmerung. 

He was awarded the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award in 2014, in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the arts and his passion for social activism. The show is a must for fans of Rollins, as it seems he doesn’t make the trip to the Top End very often, but also offers everyone else a unique glimpse into the life and mind of a prominent musician and artist. 

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