Sarah Blasko’s live shows have always been renowned for their unique and at times theatrical elements. Her national tour in October to unveil the new album, ‘As Day Follows Night’ promises to be no different.
Recreating the sounds of her highly anticipated third record with core members of her touring band, Sarah will also be introducing some new textures to the ensemble with strings and percussion to augment the line up.
‘As Day Follows Night’ was recorded in Sweden with producer Björn Yttling and it is fitting that Sarah will be embarking on her national Australian dates off the back of the Aarhus Festival in Denmark.
“Sarah’s music has always had an ethereal quality, and together with Björn she has made what will be one of the most interesting and beautiful Australian albums of 2009.” ****1/2 JMag, July 2009.
“Produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Björn and John in Stockholm, the irony is that despite the freezing climate it was recorded in, this is as warm as Blasko has ever sounded – immaculate, organic and airy… there’s also a sense of freedom, and a feeling that the listener has been invited in to enjoy Blasko’s brilliance, not just forced to admire it from a distance.” **** Rolling Stone, July 2009.
El Perro Del Mar will be joining Sarah as special guest support, playing as an intimate two-piece. This will be the acclaimed Swede's first Australian tour and an optimum opportunity to hear the songs from her third album 'Love Is Not Pop', released in mid-September.
El Perro Del Mar says of the album: “Lou Reed...has been the spark and the main influence for me all throughout the work of 'Love Is Not Pop'...the dream of a pure love in a dirty world.'
‘As Day Follows Night’ is due out on July 10th through Dew Proces/UMA. Buy a ticket to a show before July the 17th, and you can pre-order a download of the album for only $10.
Sarah Blasko ‘As Day Follows Night’ National Tour
With Special Guest El Perro Del Mar
Presented by Triple J and JTV
Tickets on sale at 9am on July 3rd, 2009
Thursday, 1 October - Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Tickets from Ph. 5472 1196 / www.theatreroyal.info
Friday, 2 October – The Forum, Melbourne
Tickets from www.marrinertheatres.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au
Saturday, 3 October - Norwood Concert Hall, Adelaide, SA
Tickets from Ph: 131 246 / www.bass.net.au
Friday, 9 October – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tickets from Ph: 9550 3666 / www.enmoretheatre.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au
Saturday, 10 October - The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets are from www.thetivoli.net.au / www.ticketek.com.au
Thursday, 12 November - The Quarry, Perth, WA
Friday, 13 November - The Quarry, Perth, WA
Saturday, 14 November - The Quarry, Perth, WA
The ‘As Day Follows Night’ download, deluxe edition, iTunes edition with bonus tracks, vinyl and classic edition will be available on July 10th from retailers and online. A limited super-deluxe edition is also available for pre-order at http://www.asdayfollowsnight.com.au/.
Bernard Fanning offers up ‘GROW AROUND YOU’ lifted from his latest #1 album Departures. Berneard and his band will be stopping by the Fotty Show AFL Grand Final show on Thursday 26th September for a special televised headline-performance.
Returning in a wall of shimmering synth and hook-laden guitars, Guineafowl delivers a partnering video for new single ‘Little Death (Make It Rain)’ and announces details of a special EP launch night taking over Sydney’s Club 77 on Thursday 10th October