Monday, 18 March 2013

Kate Miller-Heidke Announces Major Regional Tour Of Australia

Building on the announcement last week of her metro tour of churches and cathedrals, Kate Miller-Heidke will be embarking on her first extensive regional tour since 2009. Taking place in theatres around the country throughout May and June, tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday March 22nd 2013.

Described as a ‘triumphant statement’ (Daily Telegraph) and a ‘masterpiece’ (The Brag), Kate’s 3rd studio album ‘Nightflight’ was released last year to critical acclaim, debuting at #2 on the ARIA album charts. Previously Kate’s first album ‘Little Eve’ achieved gold status and received four ARIA nominations, her second album ‘Curiouser’ going on to reach double platinum sales in Australia, spawning two platinum hits ‘Last Day On Earth’ and ‘Caught In The Crowd’.  In 2009 Kate, along with collaborator Keir Nuttall, became the first Australian to win the grand prize in the International Songwriting Competition for ‘Caught In The Crowd’.

The past year has been a whirlwind for Kate as she undertook two national tours, dates in Asia and Europe, a handful of festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Woodford Folk Festival and Pyramid Rock, a headline tour across the US, as well as a return visit to support the newly re-formed Ben Folds Five in stadiums throughout the country.  Kate also performed a principle role in “The Death of Klinghoffer” with the English National Opera in their 2012 London season. In 2013 she will be singing again with the English National Opera in the world premier of “Sunken Garden”, a sci-fi opera written by Michel Van der
Aa and David Mitchell (bestselling author of 'Cloud Atlas'), in which Kate will be appearing on stage via 3D projection.

And now, for the first time since the release of ‘Nightlfight’, Kate is heading out on the road for an extensive tour of regional centres around Australia. Playing in intimate theatres and venues, Kate will be performing as a duo with her long-time collaborator Keir Nuttall on guitar.

Kate says, “Of course I love playing in the capital cities, but there is something very special about the audiences in regional areas.  It has been more than three years since my last big regional tour, so this one is long overdue.  These fans are hugely important to me, and I can't
wait to see them!”

Supporting all shows on the tour will be Franky Walnut, a well-scrubbed country boy who has been enthralling audiences both locally and at home with his extensive back catalogue of between 6 and 7 songs, most of which he can remember the lyrics to without prompting. His material tackles weighty issues such as Australian identity and ringworm. He was a finalist in the first round heats of the Clintonvale State School talent quest and pie drive in 1987, after which he managed to kiss Shelley Nolan on the oval. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience an up close and personal night with Kate Miller-Heidke as she tours Australia throughout May and June.

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE National Tour dates:

With special guest Franky Walnut
*NB: Franky Walnut no longer performing at Heavenly Sounds shows
Tickets on sale Friday March 22nd 2013         

Sunday 26 May 2013                       STAR COURT THEATRE                                                   LISMORE, NSW
                                                                Tickets: (02) 6622 5005 //

*Tuesday, 28 May 2013                 ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL                                                  BRISBANE, QLD

Thursday, 30 May 2013                  EMPIRE CHURCH THEATRE                                          TOOWOOMBA, QLD
                                                                Tickets: 1300 655 299 //

Friday, 31 May 2013                        GOLD COAST ARTS CENTRE THEATRE                      GOLD COAST, QLD
                                                                Tickets: (07) 5588 4000 //               
Saturday, 1 June 2013                    CALOUNDRA RSL                                                              CALOUNDRA, QLD
                                                                Tickets: (07) 5438 5800 //

*Wednesday, 5 June 2013           ST JOSEPH’S SUBIACO                                                   PERTH, WA        

Thursday, 6 June 2013                    MANDURAH PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE             MANDURAH, WA
Tickets: (08) 9550 3900 //

Friday, 7 June 2013                          ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE                          ALBANY, WA
                                                                Tickets: (08) 9844 5005
Tuesday, 11 June 2013                   MILDURA ARTS CENTRE                                                MILDURA, VIC
                                                                Tickets: (03) 5018 8330 //                           
Wednesday, 12 June 2013           CHAFFEY THEATRE                                                          RENMARK, SA
                                                                Tickets: (08) 8586 1800 //
*Friday, 14 June 2013                     FLINDERS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH                         ADELAIDE, SA   

Saturday, 15 June 2013                  SIR ROBERT HELPMANN THEATRE                            MT GAMBIER, SA
                                                                Tickets: (08) 8723 8741 //

Sunday, 16 June 2013                     LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE                                                  WARRNAMBOOL, VIC
                                                                Tickets: (03) 5559 4999 //

Tuesday, 18 June 2013                   GPAC – DRAMA THEATRE                                            GEELONG, VIC                  
                                                                Tickets: (03) 5225 1200 //        
*Friday, 21 June 2013                     ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH                                                                 MELBOURNE, VIC

Saturday, 22 June 2013                  THE CAPITAL                                                                      BENDIGO, VIC
                                                                Tickets: (03) 5434 6100 //                           
Sunday, 23 June 2013                     WESTSIDE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE                  SHEPPARTON, VIC
                                                                Tickets: (03) 5832 9511 //

Tuesday, 25 June 2013                   STREET THEATRE                                                              CANBERRA, ACT              
Wednesday, 26 June 2013           STREET THEATRE                                                              CANBERRA, ACT              
                                                                Tickets: (02) 6247 1223 //                
*Thursday, 27 June 2013               ST STEPHEN’S UNITING CHURCH                              SYDNEY, NSW  

Friday, 28 June 2013                       NEWCASTLE CITY HALL                                                  NEWCASTLE, NSW
                                                                Tickets: (02) 4929 1977 //               
Saturday, 29 June 2013                  MANNING ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE                     TAREE, NSW
                                                                Tickets: Video Ezy (02) 6552 5699 //


TICKET PRICE: $62.50 +bf