Julian Casablancas


Thu 06 May, 2010 The Tivoli, Brisbane - 18+
Fri 07 May, 2010 Palace Theatre, Melbourne - 18+
Sun 09 May, 2010 Metro Theatre, Sydney - 18+

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The Frontier Touring Company is pleased to announce the first solo tour of Australia by The Strokes’ lead singer, Julian Casablancas, in May of this year.

With a world tour that has thus far taken him to England, Europe, North America and Japan to promote his debut solo album Phrazes for the Young, Julian has now confirmed that performances in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney will be added to the list. After three acclaimed albums with The S­trokes, his latest release has been hailed completely beguiling and showcases his trademark raw energy, effortless cool and tantalising guitar riffs melded with daring yet appropriate electronic flourishes.

He has become credited and known to both critics and fans as an innovative composer, mesmerizing performer and all-round genuine rock star.

“Phrazes for the Young offers treble-heavy Strokes-ish guitars over 80s synthpop…they fit perfectly with Casablancas’s diffident voice…It sounds suspiciously like Casablancas just being himself, rather than what he thinks mainstream America might want him to be.” – Guardian.co.uk

“It’s neither a band record, nor a genre record, but a Julian Casablancas record, and that’s just dandy, because Julian Casablancas is a gem of a songwriter” – BBC.co.uk

“Through the new songs Mr. Casablancas’s voice — a rock croon that’s sustained and melodic, with a torn, buzzy edge — stays recognizable and immediate.” – The New York Times

“The 31-year-old New Yorker’s solo songbook is full of shiny, energetic, tuneful reminders of why the first Strokes album was such a design classic. And all sung in that soothingly melodious, fuzzy-warm, honey-drenched growl.” – TimesOnline.co.uk

Tickets to all shows on Julian Casablancas’ tour will be in very high demand, so book early to avoid disappointment. Frontier Members pre-sale begins Wednesday 17 March at 12 noon AEDT. General public on-sale available from Tuesday 23 March, 9am local time.

The debut solo album Phrazes for the Young is out now.

Visit his Official Website.

Further details including dates and venues can be found on the Tour Page.

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