Sarah Blasko Announces 'The Soloist' National Tour

Sarah Blasko Announces 'The Soloist' National Tour

Sarah Blasko will tour around the country this May to July, today unveiling ‘The Soloist’ national tour.  Performing without a band for the first time in her storied career, Sarah will lay bare her extraordinary songwriting and iconic voice in a special nation-wide tour of theatres both intimate and grand, from Darwin to Thirroul, Perth to Meeniyan, Cairns to Hobart, and more.

It’s the first time since 2013 that Sarah has toured so extensively, and the prospect of taking to the stage solo and stripped back, is something that she relishes.

Sarah says of the tour: “It feels like the right time to challenge myself, take the leap & finally do some headline shows on my own. I’ve slowly been gathering the courage after enjoying a few solo support spots overseas a few years ago. I’m hoping to reimagine material from all of my albums & premiere some new songs as well. I want this to be a really unique & transformative experience for both myself & the audience”.

Sarah Blasko writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose. Melodies beguilingly simple, lyrics ever honest and direct. She has a deserved reputation as one of Australia's most commanding live performers whether she's playing in the most intimate theatres, the grandest Opera Houses or our most expansive festival stages.

From her game-changing debut The Overture & The Underscore (2004) through to 2015's stunning synth-laden paean to love Eternal Return, the multi-platinum selling, three-time ARIA Award winner has continually proven herself an irrepressible artistic force and one of the most compelling live performers in Australian music.

Sarah Blasko’s ‘The Soloist’ Tour Dates

Tickets on sale now

Thursday 25th May             Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Friday 26th May                  GPAC Drama Theatre, Geelong, VIC

Saturday 27th May              Meeniyan Town Hall, VIC

Thursday 1st June                Darwin Entertainment Centre Studio Theatre, NT

Wednesday 7th June           City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW

Thursday 8th June               Canberra Theatre Playhouse, ACT

Friday 9th June                    Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Saturday 10th June             48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW

Thursday 15th June              Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC

Thursday 22nd June            Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD

Friday 23rd June                  Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Wednesday 5th July            Adelaide Town Hall, SA

Thursday 6th July                Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Wednesday 12th July          Festival Of Voices, Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS

ALI BARTER reveals new video; announces national tour

ALI BARTER reveals new video; announces national tour

Set in Mount Martha, Victoria, Ali Barter has today revealed the video for her newest hit single “Cigarette”. Drawing parallels between the mundanity of suburban living and the dissatisfaction of social expectation, Ali continues to challenge what a suitable girl is meant to look like.

With the new video, Ali has also announced A Suitable Girl Tour, supported by triple j, which will see a national run of dates supporting the release of her much anticipated debut album. Kicking off at the Star Bar in Bendigo* on Thursday April 13, the tour will weave around the country to take in Geelong, Ballarat, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth*, Brisbane, Sydney and Wollongong and Newcastle Uni* with support from IV League (except *).

Directed by Plex Goldwin, the video is the visual treatment that “Cigarette” deserves. Thrashed out with Ali at the forefront, the track’s melodic sway and attitude-laden guitar riffs come to life. This is juxtaposed against scenes of everyday life, a nod to the lyrics which lament the frustrations of an unsatisfying relationship.

After a 2016 supporting the likes of The Jezabels, City Calm Down and The Rubens, plus her own sold out single tour for “Girlie Bits”, Ali’s headline tour will see A Suitable Girl’s vision realised live, in which Barter displays her ability to capture frank, sometimes messy emotions in memorable and at times cathartic anthems.

Ali Barter - A Suitable Girl Tour

Supported by triple j, Collective Artists and Inertia Music

Tickets via alibartermusic.com

 

With special guests IV League (except *)

Thu 13 April - Star Bar, Bendigo*

Friday April 28 | Workers Club, Geelong

Wednesday May 3 |Karova Lounge, Ballarat

Friday May 5 | Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Saturday May 6 | Jive Bar, Adelaide

Friday May 12 | Jack Rabbit Slim’s Perth*

Thursday May 18 | The Foundry, Brisbane

Thursday May 25 | Hudson Ballroom, Sydney

Friday May 26 | Rad Bar, Wollongong

Saturday May 27 | Live On the Lawn, Newcastle*