In October 2009, multiple ARIA winning singer/songwriter Josh Pyke will embark on what is his shortest, yet most ambitious tour to date. Four huge shows, in VIC, NSW, WA and QLD.
As the tour name states, Josh’s set will be split down into three varying fragments; an acoustic solo set followed by an intimate set featuring re-workings of his back catalogue, and incorporating instruments like mandolin, ukulele and toy piano. The final set will see Josh emmerge with a full band for a big sound. The different paces of the three sets will showcase Josh’s versatility as a musician and a performer, and give fans a special insight into the man behind the songs.
These four, one-off, city shows will be the largest venues he has headlined in his career, and Josh will be calling on fans to make their way to the big smoke to see him this time.
His latest release, ‘Chimney’s Afire’, which debuted at #3 on the national ARIA Charts, reached Gold sales in Australia a few months ago, giving Josh a second Gold record to hang on his wall along side his ARIA Award winning debut Memories & Dust.
These will be his last shows before he takes time out to write a new album.
Josh will be joined on this tour by sensational New Zealand songbird, Gin Wigmore and Sydney singer/songwriter Fergus Brown.
"Stunning" -Sunday Telegraph
"One of the year's best" -Sunday Herald Sun
"An important and thrilling Australian artist" -Daily Telegraph
"A quiet triumph of deceptively simple but devilishly affecting songwriting" -Sydney Morning Herald
"One of the best new songwriters to emerge in Australia in the past decade" -Courier Mail
Josh Pyke Variations Tour
With Special Guests Gin Wigmore and Fergus Brown
Tix on sale now
Thursday 29th Oct
The Palace, MELBOURNE VIC
With Gin Wigmore and Fergus Brown 20 – 30 Bourke St Melbourne www.palace.com.au
Tickets from Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com Doors open 7.30pm
Friday 30th Oct ALL AGES SHOW
Big Top Luna Park, SYDNEY NSW
With Gin Wigmore and Fergus Brown Level 3, 6a Glen Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061
www.bigtopsydney.com www.sonarsydney.com Tickets from Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com
Doors open 7pm
Friday 6th Nov
Fremantle Arts Centre Amphitheatre, FREMANTLE WA
With Gin Wigmore and Fergus Brown Finnerty Street Fremantle
Tickets from Fremantle Arts Centre 08 9432 9555 www.fac.org.au Doors open 6.30pm
Saturday 7th Nov ALL AGES SHOW
The Big Top, BRISBANE QLD
With Gin Wigmore and Fergus Brown RNA Showgrounds, 46 O’Connell Tce, Bowen Hils,
Tickets from Oztix 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com Doors open 6pm
Chimney’s Afire is in store now through Ivy League.