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Martha Wainwright reveals ten-date national Australia tour in March  2017 including a show at Lizotte’s Newcastle

Already announced as one of the performers joining the Twilight at Taronga and Melbourne Zoo Concert Series, beguiling performer and esteemed singer-songwriter, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, today announces that she will return to Australia for an extensive ten-date run in March 2017. The Goodnight City Tour begins at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday 8th March, before traversing the country to take in Sydney, Thirroul, Canberra, Newcastle, Lismore and Brisbane. The tour will wrap up with Hobart, Devonport and Bendigo performances. Tickets are on sale at 10 am local time, Friday 11th November.

On this visit, Martha will be accompanied on vocals and guitar by a three-piece band, comprising drums, piano and bass.

Martha’s new album and first in four years, Goodnight City will be released on 11 November (Inertia) and is poised to be her best record yet. The 13-track album is confessional, impressionistic and dynamic – songs that twist and turn with a surging intensity, showcasing her distinguished songwriting craft and an astonishingly versatile voice; a voice that soars, sighs, provokes and tells secrets.

Goodnight City

Goodnight City includes several original works as well as songs written for the album by Beth OrtonRufus Wainwright, Michael Ondaatje and Glen Hansard.  The album was produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard) and Brad Albetta (Angus and Julia Stone, Teddy Thompson).

‘Around The Bend’ is the stunning lead single from Goodnight City, recently premiering on The Line Of Best Fit, where it was described as, “ as sweetly melodic as it is dramatic with tinges of dark humour.” NPR suggest that the track has  “… an air evocative of Kate Bush…”

Martha’s commanding stage presence has taken her to some of the world’s premiere music festivals, from Glastonbury and Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza and V Festival, at which she performed with Snow Patrol in 2007. With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha has sold out iconic venues including NYC’s Carnegie Hall and more.


MARTHA WAINWRIGHT : TOUR DATES (With Special Guests Oh Pep!)

PERTH: Wednesday 8th March – Astor Theatre (18+) or 1300 111 369

SYDNEY: Sunday 12th March – Oxford Arts Factory (18+) or 1300 438 849

THIRROUL: Tuesday 14th March – Anita’s Theatre (All Ages) or 136 100

CANBERRA: Wednesday 15th March – Canberra Theatre Centre (All Ages) or 02 6275 2700

NEWCASTLE: Thursday 16th March – Lizotte’s Newcastle (All Ages) or 02 4956 2066

LISMORE: Saturday 18th March – Lismore City Hall (All Ages) or 1300 066 772

BRISBANE: Sunday 19th March – The Triffid (18+) or 1300 762 545

HOBART: Wednesday 22nd March – Theatre Royal (All Ages) or 03 6233 2299

DEVONPORT: Thursday 23rd March – Devonport Entertainment Centre (All Ages) or 03 6420 2900

BENDIGO: Friday 24th March – Capital Theatre (All Ages) or 03 5434 6100