The Internet’s Favourite Poet Neil Hilborn Has Announced His First Australian Tour

"I've wanted to hug a wombat since I was eight years old, and now it's going to happen."

Emmy Mackby Emmy Mack

Neil Hilborn, also known as the dude who’s single-handedly making the lost art of poetry cool again, has announced his first ever tour of Australia.

The modern day poet will be heading to our shores this December for a trio of east coast recitals of all of his viral sonnets including ‘OCD’, ‘Joey’, ‘The Future’ and Amazon bestseller ‘Our Numbered Days’.

And the Shakespeare 2.0 is so pumped he’s doing what he does best and waxing lyrical about it.

“How incredible is it that I’ve wanted to see Australia for so long, and now I get to travel there and perform my work. Life is pretty cool sometimes,” he says in a statement.

“I’ve wanted to hug a wombat since I was eight years old, and now it’s going to happen. Oh and I guess I’ll perform some poems too. If you had asked me five years ago if I thought poetry would bring me to Australia, I’d have said there’s no way. Now here we are, and here I go.”

Tickets to Neil Hilborn’s debut Australian tour go on sale from 9am Thursday, 17th August.

Catch all the details below.

Neil Hilborn 2017 Australian Tour Dates

Tickets on sale from 9am Thursday, 17th August.

Thursday, 7th December
The Zoo, Brisbane – 18+
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Friday, 8th December
Bald Faced Stag, Sydney – 18+
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Saturday, 9th December
Howler, Melbourne – 18+
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