Mahalia: UK R&B singer-songwriter announces IN REAL LIFE Australian tour for April & May 202425 Jan 2024
Chugg Entertainment and Frontier Touring are excited to announce Grammy-nominated UK singer-songwriter Mahalia will return to Australia this April and May for a run of national headline shows.
Mahalia returns down under for the first time since 2020 and for her biggest Australian tour yet, after playing Laneway Festival and selling out Sydney and Melbourne headline shows on her last visit.
Celebrating the songstress’ critically acclaimed 2023 album, IRL, the In Real Life Tour will first visit Perth’s Astor Theatre on Tuesday 30 April, before heading to Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall on Thursday 2 May, Forum Melbourne on Saturday 4 May and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Monday 6 May. Brisbane’s The Tivoli on Wednesday 8 May is the last stop of Mahalia’s Australian visit.
Frontier Members can access presale tickets from 12pm local time on Monday 29 January, before the general on sale on Wednesday 31 January (12pm local time). Tickets and tour information via frontiertouring.com/mahalia.
With 12 years of artistry and music-making under her belt, Mahalia continues to wow her audiences and gain global attention for her hits and collaborations with some of music’s biggest names, including Stormzy, Burna Boy, Little Simz, JoJo, Kojey Radical and more. Through her music, she effortlessly weaves soul, sleek 70s and contemporary R&B in one enchanting concoction.
From her breakout year in 2019, releasing her debut album Love and Compromise which quickly became a critically acclaimed introduction, Mahalia has gone on to receive numerous accolades including a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance, a Brit Award nomination for Female Solo Artist, an Ivor Novello nomination, along with last year winning two MOBO Awards for Best R&B/Soul Act.
Mahalia’s latest studio album IRL, featuring ‘Terms and Conditions’, which was co-written and produced by fellow songstress Raye and performed live on Later… with Jools Holland, is a departure from previous releases. Through some of her most honest songwriting to date, Mahalia keeps focus firmly on her powerhouse vocals with fewer features and collaborations; proving to herself and to the world that she is a superstar.
“bold, vulnerable, classic R&B” – NME ★★★★
“Mahalia is star enough to hold her own.” – The Guardian ★★★★
“The magic of Mahalia is her relatability.” – The Standard
Founding ‘Mahalia Presents’ a bi-monthly initiative, Mahalia provides a platform to emerging R&B artists, something she is incredibly passionate about. Outside creating music, she is a voice for her community, last year taking on the role of ambassador for Dr Martens Tough As You mentor program alongside Kojey Radical, which aims to improve creative opportunities for under-represented emerging artists.
2023 was Mahalia’s biggest year yet, embarking on a huge sold-out UK and European tour, collaborating with legendary US pop/R&B superstar JoJo on latest single ‘Cheat’ and releasing IRL – her second and most creatively-freeing project to date. With a live show that’s been touted as “powerful, bold and raw both vocally and emotionally.” (Epigram) and a “glittering gem” (NME) of an album under belt, watch this space as Mahalia’s star continues to rise this year.
As she lands down under for her biggest ever Australian shows, Mahalia’s intoxicating live presence will be sure to wow her adoring fans. Taking her audience on a journey, she will bring her hits including ‘What You Did’ (feat. Ella Mai), ‘Simmer’ (feat. Burna Boy) and ‘I Wish I Missed My Ex’ as well as tracks from IRL to the stage In Real Life on her anticipated return.