The Betoota Advocate is set to tour Australia in November/December this year with Clancy Overell and Errol Parker treating audiences to a no holds barred live show in true Betoota style, filled with their trademark sass and satire.
Starting the tour in Townsvilleon on November 3, Betoota will hit every corner of the country including dates in Darwin, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Wollongong, Newcastle, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Canberra before winding up in Sydney at the Opera House on Saturday 1 December.
Tickets are already on sale for the thirteen city tour and you can pick yours up here.
The Betoota Advocate has long thrived in the print, online, radio and podcast worlds, and this will be the first time it is brought to life on stage.
Following mass lay-offs in Australian media and the merger of Channel 9 and Fairfax, the newspaper’s editors will visit each corner of the country explaining how, in this day and age, they have managed to keep a newspaper in the black.
“This is the first of its kind, it’s the first time The Advocate has been invited to spearhead such a project. Since our transition into digital media in 2014, we’ve garnered this cult-like following around the country and we felt it time to head out on the road to share the story with everyone,” Clancy Overell said.
In a brutally honest 90-minute presentation, editor Clancy Overell and editor-at-large Errol Parker—along with a very special guest—will take the audience on a journey through the town of Betoota; exploring the origins of The Advocate and explaining how to run a media empire of this size in 2018.
Nationally known and loved for its jocular headlines and witty take on the zeitgeist of modern Australia, The Betoota Advocate has developed a widespread and fiercely loyal readership since its inception.
Growing from humble beginnings, The Betoota Advocate is increasingly becoming one of Australia’s most widely read news publications. It boasts 7 million+ web hits and over 19 million engagements across social media per month; and has teamed up with the likes of Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and Sir Richard Branson.
Vowing to “continue to report real and apolitical news” and never allow their organisation to be “hijacked by any of the family news dynasties”, The Betoota Advocate has won over disenchanted millennials and attracted attention internationally.
TOWNSVILLE Saturday 3 November – The Civic
DARWIN Sunday 4 November – Darwin Entertainment Centre
TOOWOOMBA Tuesday 6 November – Empire Theatre
BRISBANE Thursday 8 November – QPAC
GOLD COAST Friday 9 November – Nightquarter
WOLLONGONG Sunday 11 November – Anita’s Theatre
NEWCASTLE Tuesday 13 November – The Civic
PERTH Friday 16 November – Astor Theatre
MELBOURNE Saturday 17 November – Hamer Hall
HOBART Sunday 18 November – Odeon Theatre
ADELAIDE Thursday 22 November – AEC Theatre
CANBERRA Friday 30 November – Llewelyn Hall
SYDNEY Saturday 1 December – Sydney Opera House