The Fray - Australia & New Zealand 2009


Tue 17 Mar, 2009 Metro City, Perth
Fri 20 Mar, 2009 Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Sat 21 Mar, 2009 The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tue 24 Mar, 2009 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Thu 26 Mar, 2009 Power Station, Auckland

For the first time since 2006 The Fray will return to Australia and New Zealand in March. Performing in their largest venues to date, these Colorado rockers are sure to ignite all those before them. The Fray will return to Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, and for the first time ever will also perform in Perth and Brisbane. Support at all shows will come from American up and comer Secondhand Serenade.

Bursting onto the scene through a myriad of successes, The Fray claimed 2006 as their own. Monster singles ‘Over My Head’ and ‘How to Save a Life’ saw The Fray rule the airwaves, both singles garnering Grammy Award nominations. ‘How to Save a Life’ went on to certify The Fray a global phenomenon after spending 58 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and finding placement in a number of television shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs, The Hills and Family Guy. Debut album How to Save a Life fulfilled their potential, reaching #1 and #2 in Australia and New Zealand respectively, collecting platinum certifications in both countries.

Fast forward to 2009, and The Fray are poised to deliver their finest work to date in the form of second record The Fray (released February 7 through Sony). Recorded in 2008 with first album collaborators Aaron Johnson and Mike Flynn, The Fray defies the sophomore slump soaring to the highs that 2006’s debut hinted The Fray were capable of. Lead single ‘You Found Me’ this week sits at #1 on Australia’s ARIA chart – their first ever #1 single Down Under – proving The Fray will be as in demand as ever when they touch down this March.

Support act Secondhand Serenade has proven to be the surprise hit of 2008. The brainchild of the charismatic John Vesely, Secondhand Serenade released their debut single ‘Fall For You’ in Australia and New Zealand in late ’08 to a rapturous response. A radio favourite, ‘Fall For You’ was an instant smash, reaching the top 20 on the ARIA chart. Second single ‘Your Call’ (taken from A Twist in My Story – out now through Liberator Music) is already burning up the charts in the US and looks set to follow suit here.

To date every performance by The Fray in Australia and New Zealand has sold out. With the sterling support of Secondhand Serenade in 2009, this tour is sure to tread the same path.

Tickets on sale Monday February 9. Please visit for pre-sale details

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