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Strange Tales of Drugs and Lost Love

by Ben Ely

Presented by Ben Ely in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Regurgitator’s Ben Ely will transport audiences back to his youth with his new album Strange Tales of Drugs and Lost Love.

Most commonly known for his work with the band Regurgitator, over the last few years Ely has spent a large amount of time writing and recording solo works. Having spent sixteen years away, Ely returned to his hometown of Brisbane in early 2016, which brought back nostalgic recollections and feelings of his youth, and inspired his most recent work.

Flashbacks of stage diving for the first time at Saint Paul’s Tavern in Spring Hill; his first girlfriend getting possessed by the Devil out at Capalaba; getting into car chases with violent bouncers in Red Hill, and many other bizarre events that now seem like an entire lifetime away. These stories have subconsciously made their way into his latest work, which make up his new album Strange Tales of Drugs and Lost Love.

Ely will perform his new album in its entirety, including a few songs from his previous album Goodbye Machine, as well as some Regurgitator classics with special guest artists.

Ben will be supported by McKisko on the evening.

Set times
8.30pm McKisko
9.20pm Ben Ely & Friends

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.