Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Announce Bluesfest Sideshows

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Folkie turned dirty-blues masters Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will be out in Australia next year for Bluesfest and they’ve announced a couple of sideshows while they’re here.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will be touring off the back of their debut self titled album. Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, NSW
Wednesday 30th March – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st March – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Dates for Darren Hanlon’s Traditional Christmas Tour

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Every year Australian troubadour Darren Hanlon grabs his guitar and a few of his mates and heads out on a Christmas tour. And 2015 is no different with Hanlon announcing a whole bunch of dates throughout December.

Check out the full list of shows for the Christmas tour below – for more information check out the official Facebook event here:

Saturday 5th December – Northcote Uniting Church Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 6th December – Monte’s, Alice Springs, NT
Thursday 10th December – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Friday 11th December – TBD, Nannup, WA
Saturday 12th December – Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 16th December – Ararat Hotel Red Room, Ararat, VIC
Friday 18th December – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 19th December – St Stephens Church, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 20th December – The Gooloogong Log Cabin Hall, Gooloongong, NSW
Monday 21st December – The Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 23rd December – The Globe, Brisbane, QLD

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Machine Announce Australian Tours

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In news we’ve been dying to tell you it looks as though Australia is going to be treated to two very special (and interconnected) tours next year – Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Machine.

Long time collaborators Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings will be taking their duo show through Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane before the Dave Rawlings Machine hits the road for an east coast tour through Brisbane, Bangalow, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. It’s been well over ten years since Welch and Rawlings were in the country and in that time they’ve won accolades and released critically acclaimed music – Dave Rawlings Machine will be touring their brand new album Nashville Obsolete.

Check out the full list of tour dates below – tickets go on sale on the 1st December:

Gillian Welch
Saturday 30th January – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Wednesday 3rd February – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Friday 5th February – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 8th February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th February – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Dave Rawlings Machine
Friday 12th February – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 13th February – A&I Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Tuesday 16th February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 17th February – The Playhouse, Canberra, ACT
Friday 19th February – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Jason Isbell’s March Tour Dates

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The news has been out for a while now but just in case you missed it: Jason Isbell has announced a bunch of headline shows when he’s in the country next March for Bluesfest.

Isbell will be touring his latest album Something More Than Free – check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – Bluesfest, NSW
Tuesday 29th March – Recital Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st March – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 3rd April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Sweet Jean Announce Summer Tour

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Melbourne indie-folk duo Sweet Jean have been hard at work on their sophomore album Monday to Friday, busily recording it in their converted laundry home studio. And as they put the finishing touches on the highly anticipated followup to 2013’s Dear Departure Sweet Jean have decided to head out on the road.

Check out the full list of dates for the shows below:

Thursday 26th November – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 27th November – The Skukum Lounge, Ashgrove, QLD
Saturday 2nd January – Here’s To Now Festival, McLaren Vale, SA
Sunday 3rd January – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
Saturday 12th March – Panama Festival, Panama Forest, TAS

Passenger Announces 2016 Australian Tour

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English singer-songwriter Passenger will be touching down in the country at the end of this month to support his good friend Ed Sheeran on the superstar’s upcoming stadium tour, but it looks like it won’t be long before we see Passenger headlining again.

In February 2016 Passenger will be touring through Australia with a number of theatre shows around the country. Check out the full list of 2016 dates below:

Sunday 21st February – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 25th February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th February – The Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 1st March – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th March – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 6th March – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

And if you can find tickets to the Ed Sheeran tour those dates are as follows:

Saturday 28th November – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 2nd December – Nib Stadium, Perth, WA
Saturday 5th December – AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 9th December – Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke Announces National Tour

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Australia’s favourite troubadour Josh Pyke has announced plans to once again hit the road in support of his latest album But For All These Shrinking Hearts. The tour kicks off in his hometown of Sydney at the end of January and will wind its way through Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide before finishing up in Perth.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 29th January – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 30th January – Canberra Theatre Playhouse, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 4th February – Studio 56 @ Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 5th February – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 6th February – Star Court Theatre, Lismore, NSW
Friday 12th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th February – The Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC
Friday 19th February – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 20th February – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Dan Flynn Announces Shows in Sydney and Melbourne

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Dan Flynn, the artist formally known as Major Chord, will be celebrating the release of his brand new album Preparing for Flight with shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

The shows will feature Dan Flynn’s full band Dan Flynn and The State of Things and will showcase the indie-folk music we’ve been enjoying since the release of Preparing for Flight.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 22nd November – Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th November – Shadow Electric Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

Tiny Ruins Returns With New EP and Tour

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Through 2014 New Zealand based singer-songwriter Tiny Ruins was definitely an artist to watch with the blogosphere salivating over her indie-folk music.

This month Tiny Ruins returns with a brand new EP, Hurtling Through, which is due on the 27th November. Take a listen to the title track here:

To celebrate the release of Hurtling Through Tiny Ruins has a handful of Australian solo dates at the end of this month. Check out the full list of shows below:

Wednesday 25th November – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th November – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 29th November – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

The East Pointers Add More Australian Tour Dates

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Having already announced a list of festival appearances over the summer, Canadian trad trio The East Pointers have just added a bunch more dates including more festival shows, headline shows in Brisbane and Sydney and a Tasmanian tour as part of the Festival of Small Halls.

Check out the full list of The East Pointers’ Australian tour dates below:

Monday 28th December to Friday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
Sunday 3rd January – Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 3rd January – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 8th to Saturday 9th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, TAS
Thursday 14th January – Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, NSW
Monday 18th January – Bagdad Community Hall, TAS
Tuesday 19th January – Sulphur Creek Hall, TAS
Wednesday 20th January – Wynard Wharf Hotel Theatre, TAS
Thursday 21st January – Longford Town Hall, TAS
Friday 22nd January – Chudleigh Community Hall, TAS
Saturday 23rd January – Queenstown Memorial Hall, TAS
Sunday 24th January – Southport Community Centre, TAS
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th February – Cobargo Folk Festival, NSW
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March – Nannup Music Festival, WA
Friday 11th to 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, VIC
Thursday 24th to Monday 27th March – National Folk Festival, ACT
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, WA

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