1. Jai Paul (UK) announces exclusive debut Australian shows this December!

    Jai Paul (UK) announces exclusive debut Australian shows this December!

    22 Aug 2023

    ALWAYS LIVE, I OH YOU, MG Live & Frontier Touring are excited to announce that enigmatic singer-songwriter and producer, Jai Paul will make his Australian debut this December. 

    Heading down under as part of the Victorian Government’s ALWAYS LIVE, a 17-day celebration of contemporary live music across Victoria, Jai Paul will perform two nights at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Monday 4 December and Tuesday 5 December, in what will be the only stop on his Australian visit.  

    Fresh off the back of performing at this year’s Coachella – his first ever live set – Jai Paul is returning to stages across the world following a 10-year hiatus, including his first headline shows in New York and London in April and May. Falling back in love with creating and producing music, Jai is making music the fans have been craving since 2013.  

    “The decade’s most tantalizing pop enigma” – Pitchfork 

    “Jai Paul live in London: enigmatic start gets his flowers in flawless comeback” – ★★★★ NME

    Releasing demo BTSTU to MySpace in 2007 and subsequently released via XL Recordings in 2011, Jai Paul quickly established himself in both the underground and mainstream pop scenes, gaining commercial airplay across the UK and sampled on Drake’s ‘Dreams Money Can Buy’ and Beyonce’s ‘End Of Time’. Leaving a lasting legacy and changing the game for the UK music scene, Jai Paul was catapulted onto the international stage. 

    Watch: Jai Paul ‘BTSTU’ 

    Following a leak of his upcoming project in 2013, the producer took a break from releasing music commercially, with fans desperately awaiting new music. In 2019, six years after the infamous leak, Jai made the project official, releasing ‘Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones)’ on all streaming services. With the album including two new songs, eager fans and critics were quick to praise Paul for delivering the album to his fans after what many deemed as an end to a tough period as a musician, Pitchfork defining it “as a sense of closure, of finally wrangling some dominion over chaos.” 

    Recently commemorating 10 years post-leak in 2023, Jai Paul released ‘Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones)’ on vinyl for the first time. With only 3000 copies available, fans rushed to get their hands on a piece of music history, proving once more that the world has always been ready for Jai Paul. 

    With fans around the world excited for what Jai Paul has in store next, don’t miss out on a show to remember as the singer-songwriter & producer heads to Melbourne for the first time in what will be an incredibly special series of shows in Melbourne this December.  

    ABOUT ALWAYS LIVE: ALWAYS LIVE is an epic 17-day state-wide celebration of contemporary live music across Victoria, the live music capital of Australia. Featuring stadium shows, intimate performances, free and family events, artist showcases, pop-up performances and more, ALWAYS LIVE is curated for everyone, everywhere. From iconic music venues to picturesque locations across the region, ALWAYS LIVE showcases the very best of live contemporary music.  ALWAYS LIVE is where Memorable Music Moments are made each year, only in Victoria. ALWAYS LIVE is proud to once again be raising funds for charity partner Support Act. This means that $1 from each participating event ticket sold will be going directly to Support Act and the amazing work they do with music workers, artists and crew. In partnership for a second year, TAC and ALWAYS LIVE will also encourage audiences to ‘Keep the Band Together’ through their joint road safety campaign, encouraging gig goers to be sensible on the road and look out for their mates.    

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