1. Matt Maltese announces east coast headline tour - May/June 2023

    Matt Maltese announces east coast headline tour - May/June 2023

    7 Mar 2023

    Frontier Touring are delighted to announce the debut Australian shows by 25-year-old London artist Matt Maltese, who’ll head down under to perform three headline shows, accompanied by his UK band, in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in May/June 2023.

    With his new album Driving Just To Drive set for release on Friday 28 April via Nettwerk, the acclaimed British singer has racked up half a billion streams globally, earning over 5.3 million monthly listeners across all platforms. Maltese will kick off his East Coast run at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge on Wednesday 31 May, followed by Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on Friday 2 June and, finally, The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, on Saturday 3 June. Tickets go on sale Friday 10 March at 1pm (local time) via

    VIDEO: Watch ‘Driving Just To Drive’

    Namechecked by Jamie T as one of the UK’s best young songwriters (Maltese is credited for songwriting on Jamie’s #1 2022 album, All In Good Time) – the list of admirers of the ‘As The World Caves In’ songwriter continues to grow. With over 500,000 followers on TikTok to date, global superstars Doja Cat and BTS’ Kim Taehyung are fans (the former hosting an Instagram Live singalong of ‘Curl Up And Die’), while Frank Ocean featured Maltese’s single ‘Rom-Com Gone Wrong’ on his Blonded Radio. Fans of Maisie Peters (currently on tour in AU with Ed Sheeran) will be familiar with her song ‘Cate’s Brother’, which Maltese guests on. He earned press acclaim from The Guardian, Paste, The Times, NME, The Independent, The Line Of Best Fit, Under The Radar, Clash, DIY, and more, and now in 2023 with a new album Maltese is set to continue his climb. 

    Having first established himself as a songwriter with a knack for dry one-liners and a keen eye for self-deprecation, Maltese released debut album Bad Contestant back in 2018. It was followed by 2019’s Krystal and 2021’s Good Morning, It’s Now Tomorrow, the latter immediately cementing his position as an artist to watch. Critics were unanimous; Matt Maltese’s piano harmonies, playful approach and quintessentially British wit sees “the mundane transformed into fantasy”.

    ‘His journey from a louche, world-weary cynic to an artist centred on hard-won optimism certainly makes for a rapt listen’– ★★★★ NME

    ‘An exceptional work of chamber-tinged indie songwriting […] understands the world better than most could ever hope to’– ★★★★ Clash

    ‘He finds drama in the mundane’– ★★★★ MOJO

    Released in April 2023, the 11-track Driving Just To Drive finds Maltese at his most free. With an EU/US tour scheduled to kick off in September, don’t miss Matt Maltese and his band when they finally arrive down under this autumn! Tickets on sale Monday.

    Pre-order Driving Just To Drive HERE

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