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