Bittersweet Tour New dates added in 2015…an ARIA Award and 6 Golden Guitar Nominations!

Since announcing that on doctor’s advice Kasey Chambers’ Bittersweet Tour dates originally scheduled for this year were being postponed until early 2015, comes the good news that additional shows have now been added in Geelong, Melbourne and Newcastle.

Kasey has today also been nominated for 6 Country Music Awards of Australia, making Kasey the most nominated artist (alongside Luke O’Shea) for the January 2015 Awards. Kasey is nominated for:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR  – Bittersweet with Bernard Fanning

APRA SONG OF THE YEAR – Bittersweet

VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR – Bittersweet

SINGLE OF THE YEAR – Bittersweet

The ‘Bittersweet Tour’ is Chambers’ first since the release of her tenth studio album of the same name, which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart, and earned Kasey an ARIA Award Best Country Album and a nomination for Best Female Artist.

Kasey will showcase songs from ‘Bittersweet’ on the tour like the new title track single, a beautiful duet with Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning – alongside long time favourites and hits from her award winning albums.

Joining Kasey on the road is label mate Harry Hookey.

Harry Hookey has also just been nominated at this year’s ARIA Awards for Best Blues & Roots Album for his debut release ‘Misdiagnosed’ and won the International Songwriters Competition for Independent Songwriter of the Year for the title track. Hookey has spent the year gigging the country from end to end, also supporting Busby Marou nationally and has recently supporting US Americana singer Ryan Bingham (who coincidentally supported Kasey in 2009).

KASEY CHAMBERS – BITTERSWEET TOUR 2015

New dates:

THURSDAY 5TH FEBRUARY | Mandurah (WA), Performing Arts Centre

FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY | Bunbury (WA), Entertainment Centre

SATURDAY 7TH FEBRUARY | Williams (WA), Quindanning Inne, with Blue Shaddy

SUNDAY 8TH FEBRUARY | Sandalford City Muster (WA)

FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY | Tweed Heads (NSW), Twin Towns

SATURDAY 14TH FEBRUARY | Brisbane (QLD), Tivoli Theatre

SUNDAY 15TH FEBRUARY | Sydney (NSW), Enmore Theatre

SATURDAY 21ST FEBRUARY | Castlemaine (VIC), Theatre Royal

SUNDAY 22ND FEBRUARY | Live On The Lawn@ Werribee Park (VIC)

SATURDAY 28TH FEBRUARY | Hanging Rock (VIC), with Eagles

FRIDAY 6TH MARCH | Wollongong (NSW), Anita’s Theatre

SATURDAY 7TH MARCH | Hunter Valley (NSW), Hope Estate, (with Eagles)

FRIDAY 13TH MARCH | Hunter Valley (NSW) Campfire Festival

SATURDAY 14TH MARCH | Auckland NZ, Mt Smart Stadium (with Eagles)

SUNDAY 15TH MARCH | Auckland NZ, Mt Smart Stadium (with Eagles)

THURSDAY 19TH MARCH | Warrnambool (VIC), Light House

FRIDAY 20TH MARCH | Mt Gambier (SA), Sir Robert Helpman Theatre

SATURDAY 21ST MARCH | Adelaide (SA), Her Majesty’s Theatre

SATURDAY 28TH MARCH | Canberra (NSW), The Auditorium at Erindale Vikings

SUNDAY 29TH MARCH | Tumut (NSW), Montreal Community Theatre

THURSDAY 30TH APRIL | Geelong (VIC), Costa Hall GPAC

FRIDAY 1ST MAY | Melbourne (VIC), Forum Theatre

SUNDAY 3RD MAY | Newcastle (NSW), Wests

“Bittersweet” Tour Postponed on Doctor’s Advice

Postponed on Doctor’s Advice Until February & March 2015

It is with sincere disappointment and on doctor’s advice, that the Kasey Chambers’ Bittersweet Tour dates will be postponed until early 2015.

Kasey has been diagnosed with small nodules and inflammation on her vocal cords, and therefore advised by specialists to severely lessen her workload, which will include postponement of her Bittersweet Tour and cancellation of her Queenscliff Festival performance. She will undergo vocal therapy for the next few months to repair the damage and ultimately avoid surgery.

Kasey said, “I’m so disappointed that I will have to postpone the Bittersweet Tour due to 2 small nodules on my vocal chords. Doctors have advised that I lighten my workload considerably for a little while to give them a chance to heal, but luckily, if I take their advice, no surgery is needed. Thank you for the support over the last year, with some rest and a ‘no yelling at the kids to clean their room’, I’ll be back on track in no time!”.

Tickets can be kept and used at the re-scheduled dates or refunded (excluding Queenscliff Music Festival), however please contact your venue for all detailed ticket information from Tuesday 28th October.

The ‘Bittersweet Tour’ is Chambers’ first since the release of her tenth studio album of the same name, which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart, and just earned Kasey two ARIA Award nominations for Best Female Artist and Best Country Album.

KASEY CHAMBERS – BITTERSWEET TOUR New dates:

January
Friday 16th           Tamworth (NSW) CM Festival – Opening Concert

February

Thursday 5th          Mandurah (WA), Performing Arts Centre

Friday 6th               Bunbury (WA), Entertainment Centre

Saturday 7th          Williams (WA), Quindanning Inne, with Blue Shaddy

Sunday 8th             Sandalford City Muster (WA)

Friday 13th           Tweed Heads (NSW), Twin Towns

Saturday 14th      Brisbane (QLD), Tivoli Theatre

Sunday 15th         Sydney (NSW), Enmore Theatre

Friday 21st            Castlemaine (VIC), Theatre Royal

Sunday 22nd        Live On The Lawn, Werribee Festival (VIC)

Saturday 28th      Hanging Rock (VIC), with Eagles

March
Thursday 6th        Wollongong (NSW), Anita’s Theatre

Friday 7th              Hunter Valley (NSW), Hope Estate, with Eagles

Friday 13th           Hunter Valley (NSW) Campfire Festival

Saturday 14th          Auckland NZ, Mt Smart Stadium (with Eagles)

Sunday 15th            Auckland NZ, Mt Smart Stadium (with Eagles)

Thursday 19th          Warrnambool Light House

Friday 20th              Mt Gambier, Sir Robert Helpman Theatre

Saturday 21st         Adelaide (SA), Her Majesty’s Theatre

Saturday 28th         Canberra (NSW), The Auditorium at Erindale Vikings

Sunday 29th             Tumut (NSW), Montreal Community Theatre

New date TBC         Newcastle (NSW), Wests

New date TBC         Melbourne (VIC), Forum Theatre

Postponed dates:

Saturday 22 November            Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul Wollongong

Sunday 23 November                               Wests, Newcastle

Thursday 27 November            Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane

Friday 28 November                Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Saturday 29 November            Queenscliff Music Festival

Sunday 30 November                               Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide

Thursday 4 December              Vikings, Canberra

Friday 5 December                  Montreal Community Theatre, Tumut

Saturday 6 December                              Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

Sunday 7 December                Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Kasey and Bernard Fanning’s duet “Bittersweet” video clip

Today Show have premiered the new video for Kasey and Bernard Fanning’s ‘Bittersweet’ duet.

Go to Mamamia http://bit.ly/YC78Wt for an exclusive preview!

Jimmy Barnes cancels appearance at Deni Ute Muster on doctor’s orders – Kasey Chambers steps in

It is with much regret that Jimmy Barnes has had to cancel his appearance at the Deni Ute Muster on Saturday, 4 October due to ongoing health problems.

Jimmy Barnes has been in hospital for the past few weeks after suffering further complications and setbacks as a result of elective back surgery.  Despite all hope and assurances given that he would be well enough to appear, it is now clear that this will not be the case and his doctors have ordered complete bed rest and organisers wish him a speedy recovery.

Jimmy said today “I’m so sorry, Musterers.  I’ve been hoping and doing everything I can to get myself well enough to join you next weekend but it’s taking longer to bounce back than we thought and I’ve had to pull out under doc’s orders.  The Deni Ute Muster is one of the great Australian events and to miss out on their 16th anniversary is heartbreaking for us all.  Sending special thanks to our friend for stepping in for us at such short notice – Thanks Kasey!”

Having just announced a national tour starting in November, and released her 10th studio album, Bittersweet, Australia’s much loved and Award winning Queen of Country, Kasey Chambers, is returning to the Muster stage and we couldn’t be happier.  Kasey said today “Sorry that Jimmy can’t make the Deni Ute Muster due to doctor’s orders but I’m happy to be stepping in to fill those mighty shoes on Saturday night… I’ve always loved playing at Deni and can’t wait to get that chance again this weekend. Will have to brush up on my Barnsey songs tho …. eek!! Get well Jimmy!”

The Deni Ute Muster is an iconic “bucket list” event for all Australians and with less than a week to go, there’ll be plenty of men, women and kids, and their utes, descending on Deniliquin for the 2014 instalment of the “Muster”.

With only 5 sleeps left until the Deni Ute Muster kicks off its 16th birthday celebrations, the set-up is well and truly underway with Mack the Transporter and Lightning McQueen – two of the stars of the incredibly popular Disney-Pixar animated films Cars and Cars 2 – and the hugely anticipated, record-breaking, supercharged Holden GTS Maloo (declared as the WORLD’s FASTEST UTE) already on their way to Deniliquin.

Also on its way is the 1,000 horsepower JCB GT, a unique ‘one-off’ machine powered by a supercharged Chevrolet V8 big block engine and equipped with a belt driven supercharger and pair of four barrelled Holley carbs.  The JCB GT will be operated by “The Dig”, the nickname given to JCB Demonstrator Matt Lucas who has travelled with the GT from the UK.

The JCB GT will be joined in the Arena by the JCB Dancing Diggers, whose stunning acrobatics have become a YouTube hit.

These exciting drawcards are only part of the popular attractions on tap at the 2014 Deni Ute Muster.

Over the two days fans will be treated to the Bull Ride Spectacular, The Australian National Circle Work Championships, Yarn Bombing a Ute, the Ute Museum, Holden Grunt Off, Holden Barrel Race, Show ‘n’ Shine, Carnivale Corner, the World Record Blue Singlet challenge, helicopter rides, the mechanical bucking bull, woodchop demonstrations and Whip Cracking Championships and many more attractions setting the scene for what will undoubtedly be one hell of a Muster!!

Muster MC’s, The Sunny Cowgirls will also take to the main stage on Saturday afternoon for their own performance that will certainly be one to watch.  We also welcome back AFL Legend Billy Brownless, five time Olympic Medallist Melanie Schlanger and Olympic Swimmer Chris Wright as official Deni Ute Muster ambassadors at this year’s festival.

The 2014 Deni Ute Muster is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Tickets are on sale now and available at www.deniutemuster.com.au

Deni Ute Muster Conargo Road, Deniliquin, NSW

Gates open: 6.00am

Friday, 3 October, 2014

6.00pm – 7.00pm Morgan Evans

7.00pm – 8.15pm Blackjack Billy

8.15pm – 9.30pm Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey

9.30pm – 11.00pm Gary Allan

Saturday, 4 October, 2014

1.15pm – 2.00pm The Sunny Cowgirls

6.00pm – 7.00pm Sheppard

7.15pm –8.15pm Spiderbait

8.20pm – 9.30pm Kasey Chambers

9.30pm – 11.00pm The Mavericks

www.deniutemuster.com.au

Bittersweet debuts #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart

Off the back of three sold out city dates this month and to celebrate the release of her brand new album and number 2 ARIA chart debut, Australian singer, song writer and story teller Kasey Chambers will take Bittersweet on the road for a run of shows across the country throughout November and December.

Kasey’s tenth studio album and first solo record in four years, Bittersweet was produced by Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, Powderfinger, The Living End) and is something of a departure for Kasey from the ‘expected’. “I wanted to have an experience making a record that I had never had before. I wanted to challenge myself and I wanted to be excited”, she says.
More so than ever before, Kasey Chambers is writing like a true storyteller. The broken-hearted nostalgia of title track Bittersweet, which will hit country radio September 22, captures the story of two old lovers from both sides. Sung as a duet with Powderfinger front man Bernard Fanning, Bittersweet showcases the exquisite song-writing and irresistible voice of one of Australia’s most gifted and enduring talents.

On working with Kasey on Bittersweet, Fanning commented, “Kasey sent me a rough version of Bittersweet and I was very keen to sing the counter part. I did initially try to convince her to swap the roles in the tune so I wouldn’t have to play the part of such a bastard but she said it suited me too well and wouldn’t hear of it. I started tinkering around with it on the piano and added a bridge section with some harmonica. It all came together very quickly in the studio. It’s such a pleasure for me to sing with someone like Kasey. She has such effortless control and sings with so much soul.”

Joining Kasey for all shows (excluding Thirroul) is nomadic young singer, song writer Kim Churchill. Kim first gained attention in 2009 when he won the East Coast Blues & Roots Fest’s busking competition and has regularly appeared on the Bluesfest line-up ever since. Kim returns to Australia from touring the US and UK supporting Billy Bragg and playing the 2014 Glastonbury Festival. Kim Churchill’s third studio album Silence/Win was released via Warner Music in May this year.
See Kasey Chambers with special guest Kim Churchill (excluding Wollongong) at the following dates and venues:

TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Sat 22 November Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul Wollongong GET TICKETS or ph 136 100
Sunday 23 November Wests, Newcastle GET TICKETS or ph 02 4935 1200
Thursday 27 November Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane GET TICKETS or ph 136 100
Friday 28 November Enmore Theatre, Sydney GET TICKETS or ph 132 849
Saturday 29 November Queenscliff Music Festival GET TICKETS or ph 03 5258 4816
Sunday 30 November Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide GET TICKETS or ph 131 246
Thursday 4 December Vikings, Canberra GET TICKETS or ph 132 849
Friday 5 December Montreal Community Theatre, Tumut 02 6947 9100
Saturday 6 December Theatre Royal, Castlemaine GET TICKETS or ph 03 5472 1196
Sunday 7 December Forum Theatre, Melbourne GET TICKETS  136 100

New Video ‘Wheelbarrow’

Thrilled to show you the video for ‘Wheelbarrow’ – the 1st track from my new album. Thanks to The Music for the premiere.  Hope you like it as much as I do!

PS It’s cold in Bowral at 6am!

 

Album Launch Gigs Announced

Kasey will premiere her new album Bittersweet at the Gympie Music Muster, followed by three intimate east coast city shows on sale Tuesday 1 July

Saturday August 30,
Gympie Music Muster

Tickets: www.muster.com.au

TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY JULY 1 2014

Tuesday September 2,
Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane

Tickets:
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136 100

Wednesday September 3,
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Tickets:
www.northcotesocialclub.com
1300 724 867

Thursday September 4,
Newtown Social Club, Sydney

Tickets:
www.newtownsocialclub.com

1300 724 867

New Album ‘Bittersweet’ Out August 29

The music of Kasey Chambers feel like its buried in Australia’s bones and Australia will be happy to know that on August 29, the singer, songwriter and storyteller will release her tenth studio album and first solo record in four years, Bittersweet. Produced by American Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, Powderfinger, The Living End) at Studios 301 in Byron Bay, Bittersweet is something of a departure for Kasey from the ‘expected’.

Signifying a new phase in her exciting and expansive career, Bittersweet sees Kasey enter the studio without her producer/ manager/ brother and good luck charm Nash Chambers for the first time. Although that collaboration has sold 1.2 million albums in Australia alone –

I wanted to have an experience making a record that I had never had before. I wanted to challenge myself and I wanted to be excited

Pulling together a superb studio band to record the album, Bittersweet features Bernard Fanning on acoustic guitar, keyboard, piano, background vocals and lead vocals on the title track; Ashleigh Dallas on banjo, fiddle, mandolin and background vocals; Dan Kelly on electric and acoustic guitar and background vocals; Matthew Engelbrecht on bass and flugal horn and Declan Kelly on drums, percussion and vibes, Bill Chambers contributes background vocals. Sticking to her trademark no-nonsense live recording style, Kasey and the band recorded the album in just 7 days in April this year.

The first single Wheelbarrow was written and performed with label and band mate Ashleigh Dallas. Wheelbarrow’s swaggerly blues perfectly captures Kasey and Ashleigh’s collective love for melding the new and antique. Their brassy, swaying vocals mingle with banjo beneath the swaggering layers of Dan Kelly’s overdriven guitar—thick, sweet and dirty.

While title track Bittersweet harks back to the ballsy, alternative country rock that flavoured seven times platinum selling Barricades & Brickwalls, it also delivers some brand new soundscapes for the exquisite song-writing and irresistible voice of one of Australia’s most gifted and enduring talents.

Bittersweet is again testament to the songwriting talents of an artist who has won 10 APRA Awards (she holds the record for the highest awarded solo APRA Songwriter in Australia across 10 studio albums), 10 ARIA Awards, 20 Golden Guitar Awards and nominations for 2 Americana Music Awards.

Kasey Chambers will premiere her new album Bittersweet at the Gympie Music Muster, followed by three intimate east coast city shows in September.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Saturday August 30, Gympie Music Muster
Tickets: www.muster.com.au

27th Sept CMC Rocks Nth Qld

North Queensland’s biggest one day country music party! Now in its seventh year, the CMC Rocks festival brand has established itself as the biggest International Country and Roots Festival brand in the Southern Hemisphere. Both CMC Rocks the Hunter (in the Hunter Valley, NSW) and CMC Rocks North Queensland (in Townsville, Qld) draw fans from all states and territories in Australia, as well as from overseas.  www.cmcrocks.com

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Kasey Headlining Gympie – Playing Songs From New Album ‘Bittersweet’

Kasey will be headlining the Gympie Music Muster (August 29 & 30) and playing songs from her new album, Bittersweet, for the very first time. She’ll then be doing three intimate east coast city shows in September. Watch this space for album launch tour dates & venues through September.

GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets: www.muster.com.au