Star Court Arcade, Lismore
We are very pleased to announce Kate Miller-Heidke will be performing at the Star Court Theatre in May!!
Building on the announcement last week of her metro tour of churches and cathedrals, Kate Miller-Heidke will be embarking on her first extensive regional tour since 2009. Taking place in theatres around the country throughout May and June, tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday March 22nd 2013.
Described as a ‘triumphant statement’ (Daily Telegraph) and a ‘masterpiece’ (The Brag), Kate’s 3rd studio album ‘Nightflight’ was released last year to critical acclaim, debuting at #2 on the ARIA album charts. Previously Kate’s first album ‘Little Eve’ achieved gold status and received four ARIA nominations, her second album ‘Curiouser’ going on to reach double platinum sales in Australia, spawning two platinum hits ‘Last Day On Earth’ and ‘Caught In The Crowd’. In 2009 Kate, along with collaborator Keir Nuttall, became the first Australian to win the grand prize in the International Songwriting Competition for ‘Caught In The Crowd’.
The past year has been a whirlwind for Kate as she undertook two national tours, dates in Asia and Europe, a handful of festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Woodford Folk Festival and Pyramid Rock, a headline tour across the US, as well as a return visit to support the newly re-formed Ben Folds Five in stadiums throughout the country. Kate also performed a principle role in “The Death of Klinghoffer” with the English National Opera in their 2012 London season. In 2013 she will be singing again with the English National Opera in the world premier of “Sunken Garden”, a sci-fi opera written by Michel Van der Aa and David Mitchell (bestselling author of 'Cloud Atlas'), in which Kate will be appearing on stage via 3D projection.
And now, for the first time since the release of ‘Nightlfight’, Kate is heading out on the road for an extensive tour of regional centres around Australia. Playing in intimate theatres and venues, Kate will be performing as a duo with her long-time collaborator Keir Nuttall on guitar.
Kate says, “Of course I love playing in the capital cities, but there is something very special about the audiences in regional areas. It has been more than three years since my last big regional tour, so this one is long overdue. These fans are hugely important to me, and I can't wait to see them!”
Supporting all shows on the tour will be Franky Walnut, a well-scrubbed country boy who has been enthralling audiences both locally and at home with his extensive back catalogue of between 6 and 7 songs, most of which he can remember the lyrics to without prompting. His material tackles weighty issues such as Australian identity and ringworm. He was a finalist in the first round heats of the Clintonvale State School talent quest and pie drive in 1987, after which he managed to kiss Shelley Nolan on the oval.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience an up close and personal night with Kate Miller-Heidke as she tours Australia throughout May and June.
35-43 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
triple j, SPA, FasterLouder, Select Music & The Northern Present
with Millions & Chaos Chaos (USA)
Wednesday 22 May 2013 (opening 8:00 PM)
at The Northern ( venue info )
35 Jonson St, Byron Bay