DAN SULTAN TEASES NEW SINGLE ‘MAGNETIC’
Dan Sultan will be hitting the road again this November for his ‘Magnetic Tour’, with headline shows in Fremantle, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
The news comes with a teaser to the very first taste of new music from the indigenous Australian singer/songwriter’s highly anticipated fourth LP due for release in 2017. Titled ‘Magnetic’, the teaser alludes to a seemingly new direction for Sultan. ‘Magnetic’ is a fierce attack of soul-pop, as interested in delivering unfiltered emotion as it is a charging chorus.
It’s a clear-headed missive from a man at the top of his game. Not content to ride the coattails of his third record, Blackbird, which took out the award for Best Rock Album at the 2014 ARIA Awards as well as a slew of NIMA and AIR gongs, Sultan took inspiration from the innovative pop landscape to take his honest storytelling into uncharted territory.
Sultan describes his approach to song-writing succinctly: “If there’s fear then you’re onto the right thing.”
“It’s about having too much of a good thing,” Sultan says, explaining the song’s lyrics. “It’s about excess, basically, in all its forms. But it’s also about getting older, and about being more comfortable in my own skin.”
Sultan will hit the road in full band mode to tour ‘Magnetic’ in November, taking in capital cities to give audiences a taste of his new material as well as a selection from his rollicking catalogue. Catch Sultan and his band on the following dates:
MAGNETIC TOUR | NOVEMBER 2017
With special guests Caiti Baker & Morgan Bain *(not performing at Fremantle Festival)
Presented by The Music
Tickets on sale Thursday 15th September 9:00am (local Time)
Sun 6 Nov | Fremantle Festival (18+)*
Fremantle Town Hall | Fremantle, WA
Wed 9 Nov | The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD (18+)
Thu 10 Nov | Fat Controller | Adelaide, SA (18+)
Sun 13 Nov | 170 Russell | Melbourne, VIC (18+)
Sun 19 Nov | Manning Bar | Sydney, NSW (18+)
A draw between the Rockdogs and the Megahertz at the Reclink Community Cup in Melbourne this year. Proud to have been the captain of the Rockdogs (I swapped jerseys with Maddy Mac in the photo), for such a great cause.
The Reclink Community Cup is an annual charity footy game played annually in all of the major cities between musicians (Rockdogs) and the media (Megahertz or Anchors), all in the name of raising funds and awareness for Reclink Australia, which supports disadvantaged people through Arts and Sports.
Thanks to everyone that came, and made the game so special.
Very humbled to have been nominated for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year at this year’s NIMAs. Congrats to all the other finalists too! http://www.musicnt.com.au/national-indigenous-music-awards/news/finalists-announced-for-2015-nimas/
I’m in the studio. Making a new album. I’m really excited!
Three-time ARIA award winner DAN SULTAN is back on the road, this time travelling solo around the country supporting the new music platform OpenLIVE and road-testing new material.
The result of this collaboration is the upcoming OpenLIVE tour, which will hit select metropolitan and regional cities across the east coast in November and December. The shows will be a rare opportunity for audiences to see Sultan up-close and personal, performing in an intimate environment.
After carving a reputation as an inimitable musician with a captivating stage presence, the buzz surrounding Dan Sultan has only grown since he won the 2010 ARIA for Best Male Artist, and the 2014 ARIA for Best Rock Album (Blackbird). Similarly, OpenLIVE has been building a strong reputation as a live audio recording solution which can produce a mixed and mastered recording almost instantly following a performance.
And to make use of this pioneering technology on the OpenLIVE tour, a limited edition physical CD of Dan Sultans’ sold-out National Theatre concert from earlier in the year will be available for sale exclusively at these up-coming shows. The album will also be available digitally from November 13.
Capturing the raw power and emotion of Dan Sultan live, the album is unlike anything else he has released before and features tracks from across his recording career along with his unique and entertaining commentary.
Don’t miss Dan Sultan on his OpenLIVE tour.
Tickets on sale from this Friday October 16.
DAN SULTAN OPENLIVE TOUR DATES
Friday 6 November Suttons House of Music, Ballarat VIC
Friday 13 November Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC
Wednesday 18 November Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Friday 20 November Montrose Town Centre, Montrose VIC
Saturday 21 November Montrose Town Centre, Montrose VIC
Sunday 22 November Boyd Education Centre, South Coast NSW
Monday 23 November Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Tuesday 24 November Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Thursday 26 November Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba NSW
Friday 27 November Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba NSW
Tuesday 1 December Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW
Friday 11 December Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan VIC
DAN SULTAN OPENLIVE – LIVE FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE ALBUM
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FROM NOVEMBER 13 AND EXCLUSIVELY IN PHYSICAL FORMAT FROM ALL SHOWS ON THE OPENLIVE TOUR
I’ve just created a whole new range of merchandise in honour of my Dirty Ground national tour.
There are stubby holders, T-shirts, bags and programmes.
Would love for you to check it out – it’s available here.
Thanks and Peace!
With the arrival of Dan Sultan’s new solo EP, Dirty Ground, imminent (out November 7), the Melbourne muso today backs up the news with an announcement of solo tour dates for February and March next year.
Dirty Ground bursts with sparse, stunning songs and was recorded in just one day with Jan Skubizewski of Way of the Eagle. It features co-writes with legendary local musicians Paul Kelly, for the title track ‘Dirty Ground’ and ‘On The Leffy’; and Paul Dempsey, for ‘Mountaintop’. Also included on the EP is the poignant ‘Man on TV’, which Sultan wrote whilst in Nashville.
The majority of tracks have been part of Dan’s repertoire for some time – amongst his original demos for Blackbird – but the musician felt they were better suited to a solo release due to their stripped back, raw and emotive nature. They show another side to the ARIA-winning (and once again, ARIA nominated) rockstar we’ve come to know through Blackbird.
You can take a look at Dan’s striking live rendition of ‘Mountaintop’ here:
MOUNTAINTOP – LIVE FROM THE WAY OF THE EAGLE STUDIOS
The live version of the EP track was also recorded at the Way of the Eagle Studios.
The Dirty Ground tour will take Dan back on the road in intimate solo mode. The shows will allow him to fully showcase his unique talent as not only a singer and songwriter, but a teller of stories – perfect for fans who would prefer to see him in a close setting, and experience the album and EP in their rawest and most emotive forms.
“I enjoy playing with my band and I also enjoy playing solo. I’m looking forward to getting back on the road with more space on the tour bus.” – Dan Sultan
Opening up the solo shows will be popular folk rockers, Pierce Brothers. The last year has been one wild ride for these local musicians, with their latest EP The Night Tree coming in at #21 on the ARIA Charts. The boys recently sold out five headlining shows in their hometown of Melbourne – an astonishing feat without major radio play or label support.
This tour is proudly presented in association with the GO! Foundation, which Dan serves as an ambassador. The GO! Foundation aims to assist Indigenous Australian youths achieve their goals through education scholarships. A portion of the tour profits will be donated directly to the foundation which was co-founded by Australian of the Year Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin.
In the lead up to the tour Dan will perform on a bunch of the hottest Summer festivals including the Queenscliff Music Festival, the Falls Festivals in Lorne, Byron Bay and Marion Bay, and the Riverboats Festival in Echuca.
Dan has been nominated for five ARIA Awards this year, including Best Album and Best Male.
DAN SULTAN TOUR DATES
Feb/ March solo shows presented by Tonedeaf and in association with the GO! Foundation. Support from Pierce Brothers. Tickets on sale October 31.
Saturday 1 ANZAC Albany with WASO – Albany WA
Monday 3 Mushroom Free For All at Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne VIC
Saturday 22 Homeground at the Sydney Opera House – Sydney NSW
Friday 28 Queenscliff Music Festival – Queenscliff VIC
Monday 29 Falls Festival – Lorne VIC
Tuesday 30 Falls Festival – Byron Bay NSW
Friday 31 Falls Festival – Marion Bay TAS
Friday 13 Zoo Twilights – Melbourne VIC
Saturday 14 Riverboats Music Festival – Echuca VIC
Thursday 19 Aurora Spiegeltent, Garden of Unearthly Delights – Adelaide SA *
Friday 20 Aurora Spiegeltent, Garden of Unearthly Delights – Adelaide SA *
Saturday 21 Rockford Wines – Tanunda SA *
Tuesday 24 Araluen Arts Centre – Alice Springs NT
Wednesday 25 Playhouse at Darwin Entertainment Centre – Darwin NT
Friday 27 Queens Park Theatre – Geraldton WA
Saturday 28 Front Garden at Fremantle Arts Centre – Fremantle WA
Sunday 1 Nannup Music Festival – Nannup WA
Friday 6 West Gippsland Arts Centre – Warragul VIC
Saturday 7 Theatre Royal – Castlemaine VIC
Tuesday 10 Powerhouse Theatre – Brisbane QLD
Wednesday 11 Arts Theatre at Gold Coast Arts Centre – Gold Coast QLD
Friday 13 Taronga Zoo – Sydney NSW
Saturday 14 Blue Mountains Folk Festival – Katoomba NSW *
Sunday 15 Anita’s Theatre – Thirroul NSW
Tuesday 17 Newcastle City Hall – Newcastle NSW
Wednesday 18 Street Theatre – Canberra ACT
Thursday 19 Street Theatre – Canberra ACT
Saturday 21 National Theatre – St Kilda VIC
*Pierce Brothers not performing
DIRTY GROUND EP OUT NOVEMBER 7