English Brit Award winning singer-songwriter Beth Orton today announces that she will play dates around the country this June, adding to her already announced appearance at the Sydney Opera House (Vivid Live festival).
Orton will play at Melbourne’s Croxton Hotel on Friday 9th June, Meeniyan Town Hall in Victoria on Saturday 10th June, Canberra Theatre Centre on Friday 16th June and The Triffid in Brisbane on Sunday 18th June.
Last in Australia in 2013 for the Heavenly Sounds tour, Orton is well known for her mesmerising on-stage presence and powerfully emotive vocals. Consequence Of Sound wrote of Orton’s “… intensely heartfelt vocals and ever assured guitar…” at a recent London show, continuing that “Orton’s vocal at times recalled the melisma of Joni Mitchell and the purity of Sandy Denny”.
Orton will perform with a full band for the first time in Australia in many years playing songs spanning her celebrated career from Trailer Park, Central Reservation, Daybreaker, Comfort of Strangers and Sugaring Season through to her 2016 album Kidsticks, which was was co-written and co-produced in LA with Fuck Buttons’ Andrew Hung.
Kidsticks received rave reviews from tastemakers around the world, with the UK’s Guardian describing the album as a “joyously abandoned swirl of words and sounds”, while Clash Magazine said, “it is an album marking out its own territory rather than trying to conform to expectations.”
“Her 20 years of folk-electro oscillations find an experimental middle ground here, between breathy vocal rounds and abstract electronic grooves”, said Rolling Stone Australia.
Don’t miss your chance to experience this incredible performer when she returns to our shores in June.
BETH ORTON : TOUR DATES
Presented by Chugg Entertainment
Friday 9th June – Croxton Hotel
Saturday 10th June – Meeniyan Town Hall
Tuesday 13th June – Sydney Opera House (VIVID Live)
Friday 16th June – Canberra Theatre Centre
Sunday 18th June – The Triffid