Sinead O’Connor has just announced the addition of a Melbourne date to her 2015 ‘I’m not Bossy I’m the Boss’ Australian tour. On Wed 4 March the Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne will play host to Sinead on a tour which also takes in performances at Perth Festival (28 Feb); Port Fairy Folk Music Festival (6 & 7 Mar); Queensland Performing Arts Centre (11 Mar) and Sydney Opera House (19 Mar).
Courting controversy in her struggles and triumphs across ten albums and seven million records sold, the Dubliner has proved a restless advocate for the equal treatment of women in the music industry, religion and popular culture. Defying taboo with her signature shaved head since producing her debut album at 19 years of age, O’Connor’s blend of strength and vulnerability reflects a turbulent childhood raised on John Lennon and Bob Dylan – echoing their shapeshifting careers in appearances with Massive Attack (100th Window), Roger Waters’ The Wall and The Who.
Imbuing an intense spirituality and refreshing honesty into pop and rock songwriting with this year’s album release I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss, the 47-year-old has returned to the stage with powerful conviction. Backed by her five-piece band, O’Connor has hit a new high as her booming vocals belie a shyness, sensitivity, and profound passion for live performance. Now returning in reflective spirit with her anticipated memoir in the works, the songwriter will delve into her classic catalogue as she lifts audiences with one of the most inspiring voices to hit generation after generation.
PERTH FESTIVAL – Saturday 28th February
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
MELBOURNE – Wednesday 4th March
Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004
Presale Tickets on sale from 27th Nov 10am ESDT
General Tickets on sale from 1st Dec 10am ESDT
PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL – Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March
Port Fairy Folk Festival, 35 Bank St, Port Fairy 3284
BRISBANE – Wednesday 11th March
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Grey St, South Brisbane 4101
SYDNEY – Thursday 19th March
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000
‘One of the most striking and individual artist working in popular music’ – SMH
***** ‘A voice so powerfully honest it sent shivers down your spine’ – The Telegraph UK
***** ‘As mesmerising as ever’ – Telegraph UK