Sarah Blasko is announced as the Special Guest on her fellow countrymen’s 14 date UK tour in April and May. Having won the ARIA Award and Rolling Stone Award for Best Female and the coveted J Award for Album Of The Year with her 2009 release ‘As Day Follows Night’ in Australia, Sarah is relocating to Europe for much of 2010. ‘As Day Follows Night’, which was produced by Björn Yttling (from Peter, Bjorn and John) and recorded in Sweden, is Sarah’s third album but the first to be released in Europe. Drawing comparisons with Fiona Apple and Lisa Loeb in a recent review in Uncut magazine, ‘As Day Follows Night’ is an elegant, intelligent collection that is her most lyrically direct, musically simple and emotionally affecting album to date. Rolling Stone wrote ‘as warm as Blasko has ever sounded – immaculate, organic and airy’ whilst long-time fan and Go-Between Robert Forster described the album as ‘A triumph. Blasko has written a wonderfully diverse and melodic collection,.a remarkable set of songs,a wonderful record. A classic, in fact.’
Having played in Britain a handful of times in the past (supporting Tom McRae in 2005 and a couple of headline shows in London) Sarah will be joining The Temper Trap on tour following a run of dates on the continent with Les Femme S’en Mêlent Festival.
27 April – O2 Academy Bournemouth
28 April – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London- SOLD OUT
29 April – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London – SOLD OUT
30 April – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London – SOLD OUT
1 May – University, Cardiff
3 May – Rock City, Nottingham
4 May – Birmingham O2 Academy
5 May – UEA, Norwich
9 May – The Academy, Manchester – SOLD OUT
10 May – Newcastle O2 Academy
11 May – Leeds O2 Academy
13 May – Glasgow O2 Academy
14 May – The HMV Picture House, Edinburgh
16 May – Liverpool O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
The release of the album on April 5th will be preceded by her debut UK single ‘We Won’t Run’ on March 22nd on Dramatico Entertainment.
Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT are headlining this winter’s Splendour in the Grass. ELECTRO-POP sensations MGMT, rockers Jane’s Addiction and UK outfit Bloc Party will headline winter music festival Splendour In The Grass this year. In the first line-up announcement for the festival, which will be held on July 25 and 26 at Byron Bay’s Belongil Fields, The Flaming Lips, Grinspoon, Sarah Blasko, Augie March and Midnight Juggernauts have also been added to the bill.
Other acts include Hilltop Hoods, Josh Pyke, Little Birdy, Kram, Birds of Tokyo and Manchester Orchestra.
Tickets go on sale at 9am (AEST) on May 14 through www.qjump.com.au.