‘Oh! Hark!’ is the latest single from Lisa Mitchell’s debut album ‘Wonder’ and what better way to celebrate its release than a national theatre tour.
Whether you love her music or hate it, I believe she’s earnt a fair amount of respect since appearing on Australian Idol a few years ago. Her achievements include her album debuting at 6 on the ARIA charts, ‘Coin Laundry’ making it to number 7 in the hottest 100 of 2009 and receiving 3 ARIA nominations. Not to mention UK and Australian tours.
Lisa Mitchell has the ability to write well crafted songs mixed with a variety of instrumentation and changing styles. I predict her new single, ‘Oh! Hark!’ with it’s upbeat tune and catchy lyrics will quickly join my itunes most played list.
Admittedly, there’s another reason why i’m excited about this tour. More than often I attend gigs to see the support bands rather than the headline, this tour is no different. Two of my favourite bands (yes, i have a few favourites) will be joining Lisa Mitchell on tour, Boy & Bear and Georgia Fair, both of which i’ve previsouly blogged about.
Possibly unknown to you, there was a time when Boy & Bear frontman Dave Hosking played solo and often supporting him were Manyana, known now as Georgia Fair. Underage and living on the other side of the country those were the gigs i wanted to attend, it’s been a long time waiting but Boy & Bear and Georgia Fair will finally tour again together! (and somewhat ironically, will finally play in Perth – after i’ve moved to Melbourne!)
Tickets are on sale tomorrow but pre-sale tickets are available through Posse for selected gigs (presale code: Posse). Just click on the links below.
Thurs 29th April: Warrnambool Entertainment Centre
Friday 30th April: Bended Elbow, Geelong
Tuesday 4th May: Great Northern, Byron Bay
Weds 5th May: Surfers Paradise Beer Garden
Thurs 6th May: Villa Noosa Hotel
Friday 7th May: Tivoli, Brisbane
Weds 12th May: Wollongong Uni
Thurs 13th May: Evans Theatre, Penrith
Friday 14th May: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 16th May: Astor Theatre, Perth – (no presale til 9am Friday)
Thurs 20th May: HQ, Adelaide
Friday 21st May: Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mt Gambier
Wed 26th May: Bluestone, Ballarat
Friday 28th May: Forum, Melbourne
Saturday 29th May: Launceston City Club
Sunday 30th May: Wrestpoint, Hobart
A special single release of ‘Oh! Hark!’ will be available on April 2nd featuring with a remix by Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and a cover of Dire Straits’ classic ‘Romeo and Juliet’.