Sweden’s José González returns to Brisbane with his band for a special show at The Tivoli Theatre on February 10, playing favourites from across his catalogue including his worldwide hit ‘Heartbeats’ and celebrating his first solo album in seven years, ‘Vestiges And Claws’.
Conceived as the third part of an acoustic trilogy complementing 2006’s ‘Veneer’ and 2007’s ‘In Our Nature’, the album is almost entirely self-produced, becoming as González sees it, his “zoomed-out eye on humanity on a small, pale blue dot in a cold, sparse and unfriendly space”.
February sees González heading south on that pale blue dot with his two Australian shows announced today. Mastering the rare craft of spellbinding audiences armed with his classical guitar and gentle melodies, José González will deliver performances imbued with his daringly understated song-craft and lyrical air of reflection.
Spending the off-season working with his electronic edged pop project Junip, González has also worked with Theodore Shapiro on the soundtrack of Hollywood film ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ and most recently he contributed his version of ‘This is How We Walk on the Moon’ to the seminal Red Hot charity compilation series.
The release of his Australian Top 40 album ‘Vestiges and Claws’ has seen González return to his roots, touring the world and captivating audiences with the album’s stunning singles ‘Every Age’ and ‘Leaf Off/The Cave’.
González will welcome special guests New Zealand indie darlings Tiny Ruins to support his Brisbane show.
‘His greatest magic remains making the whisper-quiet sound anthemic’ – Sydney Morning Herald
‘Another collection of equally beautiful songs’ – Evening Standard
‘One of the most profound musical voices of his generation’ – Huffington Post
‘Melodic… Adventurous… Soothing’ – NPR Music
Presented by Handsome Tours
Saturday February 6 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW
Tickets on sale this Friday
Wednesday February 10 – Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
with special guests Tiny Ruins
Tickets now available at www.handsometours.com