‘Take it to the next level’: Julian Lennon’s SXSW appearance could spark 2014 U.S. tour

Next year could bring a U.S. tour for Julian Lennon, keyed to a just-announced appearance at South by Southwest in Austin. Talks are apparently on-going.

Lennon, who dove headlong into photography even as his 2011 solo effort Everything Changes saw stateside release this year, earlier said the SWSW stop could include an exhibit, a screening of his new documentary Through the Picture Window, a theater-based acoustic show with a Q&A session, and then a concluding performance featuring an orchestra.

Best known for his 1980s hit “Too Late for Goodbyes,” Lennon became serious about photography after shooting pictures of his half-brother Sean Lennon’s 2007 tour. An exhibit titled Timeless opened in 2010 in New York, and Julian has maintained a tandem career ever since. The well-received Everything Changes featured a notable guest appearance by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame.

Lennon confirmed talks with SXSW directors during a London screening of Through the Picture Window, which explores Lennon’s new-found passion for photography, his philanthropy and his personal life.

He said the orchestral performance in Austin would be for charity, with donations going both to his White Feather Foundation — which focuses on conservation and other global initiatives — as well as local non-profits.

From there, the hope is that a North American tour could easily be mounted, Lennon tells Music-News.com.

“The idea being that I would piggyback that idea with one-night only shows in major cities with full or partial orchestra,” he says. “Maybe ten shows in the states and see how that goes and then take it to the next level.”

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  • Bonnie Breese

    YAYYY..hope to see you then.

    I admire your efforts so much, keep up the good White Feather .
    WIth more love than you know,
    Bonnie