Already announced as one of the performers joining the Twilight at Taronga and Melbourne Zoo Concert Series, beguiling performer and esteemed singer-songwriter, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, today announces that she will return to Australia for an extensive ten-date run in March 2017. The Goodnight City Tour begins at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday 8th March, before traversing the country to take in Sydney, Thirroul, Canberra, Newcastle, Lismore and Brisbane. The tour will wrap up with Hobart, Devonport and Bendigo performances. Tickets are on sale at 10am local time, Friday 11th November.
On this visit, Martha will be accompanied on vocals and guitar by a three-piece band, comprising drums, piano and bass.
Martha’s new album and first in four years, Goodnight City will be released on 11 November (Inertia), and is poised to be her best record yet. The 13-track album is confessional, impressionistic and dynamic – songs that twist and turn with a surging intensity, showcasing her distinguished songwriting craft and an astonishingly versatile voice; a voice that soars, sighs, provokes and tells secrets.
Goodnight City includes several original works as well as songs written for the album by Beth Orton, Rufus Wainwright, Michael Ondaatje and Glen Hansard. The album was produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard) and Brad Albetta (Angus and Julia Stone, Teddy Thompson). ‘Around The Bend’ is the stunning lead single from Goodnight City.
Martha’s commanding stage presence has taken her to some of the world’s premiere music festivals, from Glastonbury and Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza and V Festival, at which she performed with Snow Patrol in 2007. With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha has sold out iconic venues including NYC’s Carnegie Hall and more.
A late night television staple, Martha has performed live on The Late Show with David Letterman, Later with Jools Holland, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and more, also gracing the set of local ABC program Spicks And Specks in its second season.
Joining Martha as Special Guests on the full tour are local pop duo Oh Pep! with their debut release Stadium Cake.
Martha Wainwright is a refreshingly different force in music. Prior to her 2005 critically acclaimed and commercially successful debut self-titled album, she began building a buzz with her well-noted EPs.
The daughter of folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, Martha’s immersion in music from an early age is evident in her command of the stage and her masterful handling of a spectrum of musical styles. Her songs provide a window into her life without artifice or pretension.
Don’t miss this extraordinary performer when she lands on our shores for intimate shows in March 2017.
Tickets on Sale Friday 11th November, 10AM Local Time.
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT : TOUR DATES
With Special Guests Oh Pep!
Brought to you by Gaynor Crawford Presents & Chugg Entertainment
Wednesday 8th March – Astor Theatre (18+)
www.astortheatreperth.com or 1300 111 369
Sunday 12th March – Oxford Arts Factory (18+)
moshtix.com.au or 1300 438 849
Tuesday 14th March – Anita’s Theatre (All Ages)
ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
Wednesday 15th March – Canberra Theatre Centre (All Ages)
canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 02 6275 2700
Thursday 16th March – Lizotte’s Newcastle (All Ages)
newcastle.lizottes.com.au/live or 02 4956 2066
Saturday 18th March – Lismore City Hall (All Ages)
lismorecityhall.com.au or 1300 066 772
Sunday 19th March – The Triffid (18+)
thetriffid.com.au or 1300 762 545
Wednesday 22nd March – Theatre Royal (All Ages)
theatreroyal.com.au or 03 6233 2299
Thursday 23rd March – Devonport Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
decc.net.au or 03 6420 2900
Friday 24th March – Capital Theatre (All Ages)
gotix.com.au or 03 5434 6100