Herbie Hancock reveals 2019 Australian tour dates

Get ready to boogie.

Jazz icon Herbie Hancock has revealed plans to head around the country on a national tour, following his announcement as the closer for this year's Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Kicking off in Perth in May, Hancock will be making appearances at Melbourne and Wellington jazz festivals throughout the circuit. Sydney fans will have to wait a little longer for Hancock's plans, with a major Sydney concert announcement in the works. Hancock will take to the stage alongside a lineup of long-time bandmates, including drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, bassist James Genus and guitarist Lionel Loueke.

You don't need to be a jazz aficionado to have been exposed to Hancock's signature pieces. The modern jazz legend's works have been sampled far and wide, and he's developed a range of partnerships with other musical icons over his career, which now enters its sixth decade.

Check out Herbie Hancock's tour dates below:

Friday May 31, Riverside Theatre, Perth

Sunday June 2, QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane

Friday June 7, Canberra Theatre, Canberra

Saturday June 8 — Sunday June 9, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Melbourne

Sydney TBA

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Tickets for Herbie Hancock's 2019 tour go on sale Friday March 15 via Livenation.