Undoubtedly Australia’s fastest rising star of the last two years, Tash Sultana today announced some of her biggest Aussie shows to date.
Sailing in the wake of a recently sold-out world tour, this will be the last chance to witness her mercurial talents until the end of 2018, as Sultana bunkers down to write and record one of the most anticipated debut albums in recent memory.
Yes, that’s right – she hasn’t even released her debut album yet.
Sultana has spent the last 18 months collecting fans and selling out shows worldwide in what can only be described as a whirlwind of activity. Riding high on the back of her singles Jungle, Notion and Murder To The Mind, the accolades have come thick and fast. She landed at number 3 in last year’s triple j Hottest 100 (picking up the Unearthed J Award on the way through), fixed herself in the top 10 of the ARIA chart with her Notion EP and has watched the view count on her YouTube channel rocket into the millions.
Returning home for another victory lap before focusing her attention on that all important debut record, these standalone performances (no extra shows will be added to this tour) will serve as a benchmark to just how much Sultana has achieved since she was first noticed busking amongst Melbourne’s humming CBD. Solo on the stage, as she was on the street, Sultana has a rare ability to create wholly intimate atmospheres, even in the largest of spaces. A diminutive figure equipped with searing confidence and incredible skill, Sultana utilises her self-taught skills on several instruments (guitar, horns, drums) to compliment her powerfully exotic voice and build a truly intoxicating on-stage atmosphere.
Also appearing at these landmark shows are fellow former buskers Pierce Brothers. Forging a similar path to Sultana, this brotherly duo has garnered considerable buzz worldwide for their high energy performances and virtuosic skills. Their latest EP The Records Were Ours came in at #9 on the ARIA chart after topping the iTunes charts across the globe. Opening up will be Melbourne based free spirits Willow Beats, an uncle-niece partnership who will provide glorious, tropical rave pop.
Tash Sultana Homecoming Tour
Supported by Pierce Brothers & Willow Beats
Saturday 18 November: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Friday 1 December: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Thursday 14 December: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Presale: 10am Thursday 27 – 9am Friday 28 July (local time)
General tickets: 10am Friday 28 July (local time)
Presale access via the Secret Sounds mailing list.