His recent Falls/Southbound stopover afforded the first live utterings of sophomore album Post Tropical and now, James Vincent McMorrow’s Aussie affinity continues, with the Irish troubadour announcing a return visit in May, alongside a special performance at the Sydney Opera House for this year’s Vivid LIVE.
After wrapping up his current US tour, which includes a string of sold out shows and a spot on Coachella in April, McMorrow will hit Australian shores once again; playing Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday, May 21; Brisbane’s Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Friday, May 23; Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Tuesday, May 27, and Sydney Opera House on Thursday, May 29 for Vivid LIVE.
The news is particularly sweet for fans in Brisbane, with the tour marking McMorrow’s first visit to the Sunshine State since releasing acclaimed debut album Early In The Morning in 2012.
Boldly cracking the iTunes Top 5 Chart on release, and snagging triple j’s first Feature Album of the year, McMorrow’s latest LP Post Tropical was quickly hailed a “musical masterpiece” (Herald Sun); rendering audiences breathless across his Falls & Southbound performances, and two SOLD OUT headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
“A confronting and delightful experience of music in the dark,
attempted with an open mind and an open heart” - THE MUSIC
“After 14 years of regular gig going, I’ve never seen a more
responsive audience” - PAGES DIGITAL / GROUPIE
“James Vincent McMorrow’s show is less like a regular concert
and more like a spiritual experience.” - TONE DEAF
“Sometimes on very rare occasions an artist is so mesmerising and captivating,
that all you can hear is their performance and nothing else… tonight
was one of those nights.” - THE AU REVIEW
Following on from album appetizer ‘Cavalier’ (#1 on HypeMachine), new single ‘Gold’ further solidifies the unrelenting strength of the songsmith’s sophomore effort. McMorrow has also revealed a new video for album track ‘Red Dust’ - the second of a trilogy of short films by acclaimed director Aoife Mcardle (Beck, Jon Hopkins, Anna Calvi). Watch it here.
James Vincent McMorrow’s new album Post Tropical is out now via Dew Process. The shows go on sale Friday, March 28, from 10am with Secret Sounds calling first dibs on tickets and announcing an exclusive pre-sale this Wednesday, March 26 from 10am. Visit secret-sounds.com.au for more information.
Wednesday 21st May- Astor Theatre - Perth WA
www.astortheatre.net.au II 659 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Friday 23rd May - QPAC - Brisbane QLD
www.qpac.com.au II Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Melbourne St, South Bank
Tuesday 27th May - The Forum - Melbourne VIC
www.forummelbourne.com.au II 154 Flinders St, Melbourne
Thursday 29th May - Sydney Opera House - Sydney NSW
Vivid LIVE 2014
www.sydneyoperahouse.com II Bennelong Point, Sydney
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