Fresh from her “triumphant” US Tour in August and the success of her first solo album in 4 years, Australian singer, song writer and story teller Kasey Chambers takes her Bittersweet Tour back out on the road in regional Australia for her last shows of the year. The tour is especially sweet as Chambers has this year undergone and made a full recovery from vocal surgery. Audiences and reviewers of the recent US tour have commented that she is in better voice than ever before in her illustrious career.
Kasey will perform songs from Bittersweet, the album that has won her the 2014 ARIA Award for Best Country Album and a swag of Tamworth Golden Guitar awards, as well as play all the classic Kasey tunes that have made her one of the most loved Australian touring artists of the last decade and showcase a few brand new tracks that got standing ovations throughout the US recently.
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.
The album and her live performances have been critically acclaimed both here and in the US, garnering outstanding reviews. The Huffington Post headline shouted, “Kasey Chambers, Best Americana Singer-Songwriter Since Lucinda, Nears End of Triumphant U.S. Tour” and described her performance as “……her near-delirious joy in singing to us was matched by the effusive standing ovations she received from the audience.”
AllMusic says of the album, “Bittersweet is a strong, satisfying album from one of the best and most distinctive singer/songwriters of her day, and this confirms she can move in any number of different directions and still offer her listeners something remarkable.”
Harry Hookey will be joining Kasey after a year of relentless gigging that has seen him playing shows and festivals from one end of Australia to the other (literally), throughout Europe and Cuba! His debut album ‘Misdiagnosed’ was nominated for an ARIA for Best Blues & Roots album and he won the International Songwriter award for the title track in 2014. He recently supported the UK’s Jamie Lawson on a national tour and is in the studio recording his 2nd album, due out in 2016.
KASEY CHAMBERS ‘BITTERSWEET TOUR’
Thursday 12th November 2015 – Westside Performing Arts Centre, Mooroonpa VIC
Friday 13th November 2015 – York on Lilydale, Lilydale VIC
Saturday 14th November 2015 – Capital Entertainment Centre, Bendigo VIC
Friday 20th November 2015 – Entertainment & Convention Centre, Devonport TAS
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Country Club, Launceston TAS
Sunday 22nd November 2015 – Wrest Point, Hobart TAS
Thursday 26th November 2015 – Dapto Leagues Club, Dapto NSW
Friday 27th November 2015 – Katoomba RSL, Katoomba NSW
Thursday 3rd December 2015 – Hallam Hotel, Hallam VIC
Friday 4th December 2015 – Gateway Hotel, Geelong VIC
Saturday 5th December 2015 – Capital entertainment Centre, Wonthaggi VIC
News Limited caught up with Kasey for a heart to heart – read the article HERE
Fifteen years after the U.S. release of Kasey’s award-winning solo debut, The Captain, the Australian singer-songwriter will issue Bittersweet, her tenth studio album and first solo record since 2010′s Little Bird. Produced by Nick DiDia, known for his work with Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and the Wallflowers, the LP will be released July 24th via the Rounder Label Group.
To support the U.S. release of Bittersweet, Chambers will embark on a two-week tour, kicking off July 29th in San Francisco. She’ll also make stops in Nashville, Atlanta, Boston and New York City.
Upcoming US Tour Dates
July 29 — San Francisco, the Chapel
July 31 — Portland, Oregon, Aladdin Theater
August 1 — Seattle, Tractor Tavern
August 4 — Nashville, City Winery
August 5 — Atlanta, Variety Playhouse
August 6 —Alexandria, Virginia, the Birchmere
August 7 — New York City, City Winery
August 8 — New York City, Americana Music Association at Lincoln Center
August 9 — Boston, the Sinclair
August 11 — Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Ark
August 12 — Evanston, Illinois, Space
August 13 — Minneapolis, Cedar Cultural Center
August 14 — Lyon, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 15 — Los Angeles, El Rey Theatre
APRA AMCOS have revealed the shortlist for Australia’s most prestigious peer-voted music award – the APRA Song of the Year. Earlier this year, APRA AMCOS members across the country have been voting for their favourite song from 2014. Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning’s ‘Bittersweet’.
The APRA Song of the Year winner will be announced at the 2015 APRA Music Awards on Tuesday 24 March at Carriageworks in Sydney.
More information and the full list of fellow nominees can be found here.