• Please note:

    From Dec 17 2021, anyone entering QPAC aged 16 years or over will need to be fully vaccinated (or medically exempt) and provide proof of their vaccination status. Unvaccinated children under 16 years are still able to attend QPAC. There is currently no end date on this vaccination requirement, however we do not anticipate that the requirement will be removed prior to the end of this season.

The stories. The music. The man.

Australian rock legend Russell Morris is bringing his live show to QPAC for the first time ever!

The iconic singer-songwriter and guitarist, who repeatedly topped Australian and international music charts throughout the 60s and 70s, will share stories and insights about the creation of some of the most iconic songs of the era – from "The Real Thing" and "Sweet Sweet Love" to "Wings of an Eagle" – before performing a 70 minute set live on stage.

Here’s what to expect from this unique concert event…


ABC Radio Brisbane’s Loretta Ryan takes a seat with Morris as they chat about the origins of and stories behind his emblematic music and what makes him tick (or ‘rock’ as it were). Go behind the scenes as Morris talks about his debut solo single – the psychedelic, seven-minute production extravaganza "The Real Thing"; released in March 1969, written by Johnny Young and produced by Molly Meldrum, the single reached #1 in Australia before skyrocketing to the same heights in the United States. An ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Morris talks about his career and the legendary artists that have accompanied him on his stellar journey, from Jim Keays to Darryl Cotton and many more.


Post-interval, and after you’ve been taken on a ‘back stage’ tour of Russell Morris’ career, it’s time to rock. Morris retakes the stage with his 5-piece touring band to perform all of his beloved hits and a selection of his blues-inspired catalogue. Songs from Morris’ latest album, "Jack Chrome and the Darkness Waltz" by The Morris Springfield Project, the moniker for his collaboration with another veteran Australian singer Rick Springfield, will also feature.

This is more than Russell Morris’ greatest hits. This is Morris in rare territory – sharing his most intimate career musings in conversation and performing solo for the first time ever in QPAC’s Concert Hall.

The perfect Christmas gift for music lovers.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

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