May 6, 2014
Blackbird is the simple journey of a man singing about love, desire and identity – an Australian musician coming into his own.
Dan Sultan’s new album (out April 4) is the culmination of many months of writing and recording. It sees powerhouse riffs met by crackling gospel interludes, old-school rock and roll jams, pure country tones, bare and aching ballads, harmonies, horns, banjos – even an Arabic scale or two.
The past few months have seen the award-winning Melbourne artist deliver smouldering live performances – both in support of Bruce Springsteen, and on his own ‘Under Your Skin’ headline dates. Now, The Blackbird tour will see Sultan touring for close to two months, visiting every state in the country including capital cities and smaller, regional towns. He will be backed by a full band at all shows, with gig-goers in capital cities treated to a little extra glitz from a big-band set-up.
Joining Sultan on the road for the Blackbird tour is stellar four-piece rock band Stonefield, whose self-titled album has been making a splash on radio over the past six months, as well Jan Skubiszewski from Way Of The Eagle. The Melbourne musician and producer will perform a DJ set. His single ‘Rattlesnake’ topped triple j’s Most Played chart last year. His new single ‘Shadows’ is out now.
With positive reviews already flowing in for Blackbird (including 4 stars from Rolling Stone), tickets for the mammoth national tour are a hot item. Visit www.dansultan.com to get yours today.