Adding to the excitement of Bluesfest Touring’s recent Bluesfest on-the-road announcement, comes the addition of five more festival acts to play shows around the country in 2019. Music lovers can expect a stellar selection of blues, roots, Celtic folk, punk, Americana and more from the five just announced acts.
After scaling enormous heights with album sales over 12 million (including the highest selling album ever to-date in Ireland with White Ladder), BAFTA, Brit and Grammy nominations, a Q Award, two Ivor Novellos and much more, David Gray returns revitalised with a new perspective, energy and new sound to take to his adoring Australian fanbase.
You can find more info about David Gray’s 2019 Australian shows here.
Watch the music video for ‘This Year’s Love’ below.
Quintessential Irish-American Celtic folk/punk band Flogging Molly is leaving California this April to once again dazzle Australia with their wild live performance tactics. Known for their distinctive fusion of traditional Irish music and often abrasive hard-hitting punk rock, their impassioned live show has won the hearts of many Aussies over the past two decades. They will continue in that vein, playing an assortment of shows in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.
You can find more info about Flogging Molly’s 2019 Australian shows here.
Watch Flogging Molly on YouTube.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Lukas Nelson, the son of Willie Nelson and friend of Bluesfest is returning to tour Australia with his band Promise Of The Real on the heels of tremendous accolades for his work on Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born soundtrack. With a bounty of invaluable experience under their belt, expect Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real to deliver an indelible blast of cosmic country-soul, the sound of American music will be reborn in Melbourne and Sydney this April.
You can find more info about Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s 2019 Australian shows here.
Watch the music video for ‘Just Outside of Austin’ below.
American singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist and bassist, Meshell Ndegeocello is coming to Sydney to perform a headline show this April. Over the past 25 years Meshell has received significant critical acclaim including 10 Grammy Award nominations and credit for helping spark the Neo-Soul movement.
You can find more info about Meshell Ndegeocello’s 2019 Australian shows here.
Watch Meshell Ndegeocello on YouTube.
Shakey Graves aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia was born in Austin Texas to a musical family and is best-known for playing a smoky, spectral fusion of blues, folk and rock in a stripped down one-man-band style established in 2007. His live performances can be deceiving. Up to now, he’s been categorised as an Americana singer-songwriter, thanks to his traditionally rooted songs, fluent acoustic-guitar picking, Texas roots and from wearing his cowboy hat, looking like a one-man country band. But, the tag will undoubtedly be dismissed as restrictive and irrelevant once discerning listeners hear his radical new album performed live in Melbourne and Sydney this April.
You can find more info about Shakey Graves‘ 2019 Australian shows here.
Watch Shakey Graves on YouTube.
You can find more information at bluesfesttouring.com.au.
Fri 12th April 2019, Powerstation Auckland
Sun 14th April 2019, HQ Adelaide
Wed 17th April 2019, 170 Russell, Melbourne
Thu 18th April 2019, The Metro Sydney
Sat 20th April, The Factory Theatre Sydney
Pre-sale 10.00am Local Time Wednesday 14th November
On-sale 10.00am Local Time Friday 16th November