James Reyne + Ella Hooper

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James Reyne + Ella Hooper

James Reyne and Ella Hooper have joined forces to record Reyne’s 1992 hit with James Blundell, 'Way Out West', the song originally released by The Dingoes back in 1973.

Hooper explains, “When James came to me with this idea – I was like – hell yeah! I’ve always adored that song, it’s got such a lovely, laconic feel to it and it’s such a unique Australian song too.

James Reyne and Ella Hooper tour


  • May 26 – Theatre Royal Hobart TAS
  • May 27 – Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide SA


  • June 1 – The Tivoli Brisbane QLD
  • June 2 – The Tivoli Brisbane QLD
  • June 4 – Miami Marketta Gold Coast QLD
  • June 9 – Anita’s Theatre Thirroul NSW
  • June 10 – Enmore Theatre Sydney NSW
  • June 17 – Palais Theatre Melbourne VIC
  • June 23 – Empire Theatre Toowoomba QLD
  • June 30 – Freo Social Fremantle WA


  • July 1 – Astor Theatre Perth WA
  • July 15 – Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo VIC
  • July 22 – Ballarat Civic Hall Ballarat VIC


  • August 4 – Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin NT
  • August 11 – Townsville Regional Entertainment Centre Townsville QLD
  • August 12 – Tanks Arts Centre Cairns QLD
  • August 18 – Drifters Wharf Gosford NSW
  • August 19 – Toronto Hotel Toronto NSW

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“I used to belt out this song growing up in the country, it’s a dream to be doing it for real with James! It definitely deserves another spin!” The single is available to pre-save here and is released April 21.

Reyne and Hooper will take their new version of Way Out West on the road from May through to August this year with a massive run of dates weaving right across the country.

Tickets on sale now – head to jamesreyne.com.au