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  • August 21, 2019

    Randy Newman has announced an international An Evening with Randy Newman tour for 2020, beginning with Australia and New Zealand in January and February—his first tour of Australia since 2011, and his first ever tour of New Zealand. Further dates, in Europe in spring 2020, will be announced shortly.

  • March 4, 2018

    Randy Newman was on CBS Sunday Morning's Academy Awards episode, in a feature on his family and their "movie music dynasty," including his uncles Alfred, Emil, and Lionel Newman, cousins David and Thomas Newman, and Randy himself. "There are Newmans everywhere dotting Hollywood history from the beginning. It's one-of-a-kind. It's an extraordinary story," says film-music historian John Burlingame. "When you look at the individuals and you see how talented each one of them is in their own way, when you put it all together, it's a bit mind-boggling." Watch the feature and see what Randy had to say here.

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  • The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

    A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Tour

Thu, Jan 30
Perth
Riverside Theatre
Thu, Jan 30
Perth
Riverside Theatre
Sun, Feb 2
Melbourne
Hamer Hall
Sun, Feb 2
Melbourne
Hamer Hall
Tue, Feb 4
Sydney
State Theatre
Tue, Feb 4
Sydney
State Theatre
Fri, Feb 7
Brisbane
QPAC Concert Hall
Fri, Feb 7
Brisbane
QPAC Concert Hall
Sun, Feb 9
Auckland
The Civic
Sun, Feb 9
Auckland
The Civic
Tue, Feb 11
Wellington
The Opera House
Tue, Feb 11
Wellington
The Opera House
Thu, Feb 13
Christchurch
Isaac Theatre Royal
Thu, Feb 13
Christchurch
Isaac Theatre Royal
Sun, May 17
Stockholm
Lilla Cirkus
Sun, May 17
Stockholm
Lilla Cirkus
Tue, May 19
Oslo
Sentrum Scene
Tue, May 19
Oslo
Sentrum Scene
Thu, May 21
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Thu, May 21
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
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Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is the follow-up to 2008’s acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian called "the work of a true master of popular song." Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more.

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The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Tour

Thu, Jan 30
Perth
Riverside Theatre
Thu, Jan 30
Perth
Riverside Theatre
Sun, Feb 2
Melbourne
Hamer Hall
Sun, Feb 2
Melbourne
Hamer Hall
Tue, Feb 4
Sydney
State Theatre
Tue, Feb 4
Sydney
State Theatre
Fri, Feb 7
Brisbane
QPAC Concert Hall
Fri, Feb 7
Brisbane
QPAC Concert Hall
Sun, Feb 9
Auckland
The Civic
Sun, Feb 9
Auckland
The Civic
Tue, Feb 11
Wellington
The Opera House
Tue, Feb 11
Wellington
The Opera House
Thu, Feb 13
Christchurch
Isaac Theatre Royal
Thu, Feb 13
Christchurch
Isaac Theatre Royal
Sun, May 17
Stockholm
Lilla Cirkus
Sun, May 17
Stockholm
Lilla Cirkus
Tue, May 19
Oslo
Sentrum Scene
Tue, May 19
Oslo
Sentrum Scene
Thu, May 21
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Thu, May 21
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
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