Wednesday, 27 February 2013

BRIT Award winning English folk singer BETH ORTON, returns to Australia for HEAVENLY SOUNDS!

HEAVENLY SOUNDS is proud to announce BETH ORTON’s first Australian tour since the release of her acclaimed album ‘Sugaring Season’. Taking place in May, tickets for this brief tour of churches and cathedrals are available through Ticketek, and are on sale on March 4th except in Perth where tickets go on sale on Tuesday March 5th.

Beth Orton is a BRIT Award-winner and two-time Mercury Prize nominee who is well-renowned for her collaborations with other artists, as well as being regarded as a pioneer of the folktronica movement. Her collaborations have seen her work with artists such as Bert Jansch, Emmylou Harris, The Chemical Brothers, Beck, Jim O’Rourke, and Ryan Adams among others.

Since its release in September, Beth’s latest album ‘Sugaring Season’ has been embraced by audiences and media around the world. After a six year hiatus from touring and recording as she raised a family, Beth has stripped back her music to its folk roots and delivered her comeback album, heralded as her ‘masterpiece’ (Mojo Magazine).

On this very special HEAVENLY SOUNDS tour, presented in beautiful churches and cathedrals around Australia, Beth will be performing songs from ‘Sugaring Season’ in intimate duo mode, as well as tracks from her classic recordings ‘Trailer Park’, ‘Central Reservation’ and ‘Daybreaker’.

Expect nothing short of a spellbinding evening of the most enchanting sounds from Beth Orton as she tours for Heavenly Sounds in May.

What the media are saying about Beth Orton’s new album ‘Sugaring Season’
The bliss of simplicity is the key to this remarkable album’s beauty” 4 stars – Rolling Stone Australia

“Sugaring Season doesn’t take long to prove that a six year absence has not dulled the talent of Beth Orton. There hasn’t been anything this year quite as gently beautiful or completely captivating. Quite lovely. “ 4 stars - Sydney Morning Herald

“The combination of her angelic, lilting voice and a shimmering string section makes Sugaring Season a truly transcending experience. Beth is back” 4 stars - Sunday Herald Sun

“If you like Claire Bowditch, Sarah Blasko, Julia Stone or Jen Cloher, take a listen to Sugaring Season and discover the songstress they all took their lead from. Welcome back Ms. Orton, we’ve missed you” Album Of The Week – Drum Media Sydney

BETH ORTON Heavenly Sounds Tour Dates
All Ages show with special guests to be announced
Tickets on sale Monday 4th March through except in Perth where tickets go on sale on Tuesday March 5th

MONDAY MAY 6th 2013 - PERTH / St Joseph's Church, WA
3 Salvado Road, Subiaco WA

WEDNESDAY MAY 8TH 2013 - MELBOURNE / St Michael's Church, VIC
120 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC

FRIDAY MAY 10th 2013 - BRISBANE / St John's Cathedral, QLD
373 Ann Street, Brisbane QLD

TUESDAY MAY 14th 2013 - SYDNEY / St Stephen's Uniting Church, NSW
197 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW

Beth Orton’s new album ‘Sugaring Season’ is out now through Warner Music