The Frontier Touring Company announces the return of Regina Spektor to Australia and New Zealand in April this year.
When Regina Spektor’s family moved from her birthplace of the Soviet Union to America’s Bronx, her musical interests and talent expanded from the genre of classical music toward the vibrancy of pop and rock. These transitions of location and taste are reflected in the classical artistry within her piano composition and distinctive eclectic fusion of sounds. Adding to her repertoire of skills is her ability to play not only the piano but the guitar and occasional percussion as well, rendering her a truly versatile musician.
Regina Spektor’s first four albums, the most recent being the gold-certified Begin to Hope, which spawned hit singles ‘Fidelity’ and ‘On The Radio’, were positively received by fans and critics alike and stand testament to her prodigious talent. Last here in 2007, Regina’s sold out Australasian tour and international shows saw her fan base grow tremendously.
“They nearly gave her a standing ovation before she’d even played a single note…But Spektor proved she deserved the advance praise. Throughout, she was full of smiles and giggles, putting on one of the most intensely joyful rock shows we’ve seen all year.” – Rolling Stone USA
The popularity of Regina’s piano ditties, exaggerated glottal stops and fanciful phrasing are thought to have opened the doors for numerous other female artists to push the boundaries of their musicality, placing her on the pinnacle of the piano pop subgenre.
“Regina Spektor, though, has been an unacknowledged big sis influence on the sound of many young female artists. You can hear her early work in Florence’s jazzy bellow, in Peggy Sue’s raw-hearted confessions and in Kate Nash’s vocal quirks and proud femininity.” – NME
“With her unique riffs and unforgettable voice, singer/songwriter and pianist Regina Spektor is bringing a new sound to pop music” – ABC USA
Regina’s fifth and latest release, Far, continues to captivate listeners with sharp observations about the world around us. An insightful album full of universal appeal which maintains the intimate dialogue that is trademark Regina Spektor, the album peaked in the Top 10 on the ARIA Album chart and continues to win hearts across the nation.
Audiences in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington will be treated to live performances by the charismatic piano-pop darling. Tickets are sure to be in high demand, buy yours early to ensure you don’t miss Regina Spektor’s charming live show.
Frontier Members pre-sale tickets available from Thursday 11 March at 12 Noon, AEDT. General on-sale starts Tuesday 16 March at 9am local time.
Australia & New Zealand – April/May 2010
Pre-sale from Thursday 11 March, 12 noon AEDT – Friday 12 March, 12 noon AEDT
Tickets on sale Tuesday 16 March, 9am local time
Wed 21 April Riverside Theatre, Perth All Ages
Fri 23 April AEC Theatre, Adelaide All Ages
Sun 25 April QPAC – Concert Hall, Brisbane All Ages
Tue 27 April Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall, Sydney All Ages
SOH Box Office 02 9250 7777 www.sydneyoperahouse.com.au
Fri 30 April Palais Theatre, Melbourne All Ages
Mon 3 May Opera House, Wellington All Ages
– Regina Spektor available at iTunes