The Born to Run Foundation was created with the aim of raising funds to partner the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and researchers to identify the best and most promising research projects that are aimed at finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The Big Red Run (established by the foundation) will be an exciting week- long event based out of Birdsville, covering unchartered parts of the Simpson Desert.
John Williamson has performed at many spectacular venues around Australia but it will be hard to beat the special concert planned for Monday 8th July 2013. At sunset on that day, John, Col Watson and the Fair dinkum team will find themselves atop Big Red (the largest sand dune in the Simpson Desert) to play a very special fund raising event for Diabetes Type 1 research supported by The Big Red Run organisation.
To be part of an organised tour to the concert, you are invited to join John on a private air charter from Brisbane to the iconic outback town of Birdsville in Queensland's south west corner and enjoy a lifetime experience. The cost is $1,450 for the return trip and tickets are on sale now. Australian Air Tours will be pleased to provide any further details you require.
Phone: 0412 910 344
but hurry because seats are limited and minimum numbers will apply.
NB: If you are planning to make your own way to Birdsville and would simply like to purchase for tickets for this unique and memorable concert, you are most welcome. Please click here for direct ticket sales www.bigredrun.com.au
Tickets include a special concert Lanyard which can be kept as a souvenir of what promises to be a wonderful and worthwhile event.
**NEWSFLASH** A Tour is being planned out of Melbourne for The Big Red Run. Visit kirkhopeaviation.com.au/special-events and secure your spot now for an easy way to experience The Big Red Run.
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July 2013 Gigs
There are lots more shows to come in 2013 including four gigs in New South Wales and Victoria next month. John always enjoys visiting Wagga Wagga and will be performing in the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre on Wednesday 17th July. The following evening the tour will move to the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre. Friday 19th will see John and the team at The Capital - Bendigo's Performing Centre and the week's tour will conclude with a big show at the Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool on Saturday 20th July. Tickets are still available for all performances and, as usual, all are welcome to meet John after the show.
John Williamson celebrated the 43rd anniversary of the release of his debut single Old Man Emu on 4th June. After such a long and wide-ranging career, it is no surprise that he is able to deliver unforgettable live concert experiences that combine the perfect blend of humour, romance and campfire stories woven together by his unique songs. There is little doubt that he continues to be one of the most in-demand live performers in Australia.
Please click on this TOUR DATES link to obtain full information and make bookings for all forthcoming John Williamson concerts.
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If you wish to purchase John Williamson's current album, The Big Red, you have come to the right place. John's latest all new studio recording includes Kissing On A City Corner, The Big Red, Marree Girl,; Prairie Hotel Parachilna, Rescue Me,; Hang My Hat In Queensland, Look Out Cunnamulla, Mates Around The Fire, The Weight Of a Man, I'm A Basher, Movie Star and The Men Of League.
The Big Red is available from this website and on tour in two unique versions:
Vinyl Limited Edition**
You could be one of the few to own The Big Red in shiny black vinyl. This special long play recording will become a collector's item, so now is the time to purchase your copy at the special price of just $40.
Compact Disc Edition** The Big Red CD continues to be a strong seller and a great addition to John Williamson's large music catalogue. It is the perfect gift for friends and fans alike.
**These special editions of The Big Red are only available through John's own website and on tour. Both come with six collector cards of John's own artwork, which relate to songs on the album.
For complete details of The Big Red, together with information on all John Williamson products including his many other DVDs and CDs, just visit the MERCHANDISE page or you can place your order immediately by clicking on this ORDER NOW link. We promise to dispatch all orders promptly.
There are many fantastic tracks on the The Big Red album. You are most welcome to check out John's newest video clip for Prairie Hotel Parachilna. He had a great time shooting it with Duncan Toombs and we hope you like it as much as we do.
John has had brand new stubby can coolers designed with his own TRUE BLUE FLAG. They are now available and look great! We've tried and tested them and they work a treat.
The John Williamson official website has been a regular feature on the net for a long while. Over time, we have added many new pages for your interest and the following is a description of some of our most popularly used links.
TOUR DATES We regularly add new gig details to this page.
STORE Use this link to purchase any of the merchandise available from our on-line shop.
CONTACT This page details all John Williamson contact information including his fan mail addresses.
ARCHIVE This page now has four sub sections: News: General JW news stories from the past. Quambatook: The complete background story behind this new Australian folk musical. True Blue Newsletters: A collection of previously published True Blue Newsletters. NSW Variety Bash Diaries: John & Meg's blogs of their Variety Bash adventures
ABOUT JOHN This page contains a full biography of John together with many highlights of a long career including all his Golden Guitar and other awards.
PHOTOS A photo album stretching back almost 40 years.
TRUE BLUE FLAG The story behind the True Blue Australian flags.
TRUE BLUE CAUSES John Williamson is well known for his promotion of Australia, its people, its land, its flora and fauna. This page details all the organisations that John supports on an official basis.
NEWSLETTER The True Blue Newsletter is issued every few months and includes a personal letter from John together with information about past, present and future events.
There are also direct links to MySpace,
Facebook and iTunes.
These can be found at the top of most pages of this website.