|Sep 19, 2014||Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide - All Ages|
|Sep 20, 2014||Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne - All Ages|
|Sep 21, 2014||City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney - All Ages|
|Sep 24, 2014||The Tivoli, Brisbane - All Ages|
Sara Bareilles | Little Black Dress Tour
RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA FOR HEADLINE SHOWS THIS SEPTEMBER!
Frontier Touring are very excited for the return of singer-songwriter and pianist/guitarist Sara Bareilles to perform all ages shows in Australia and for the first time New Zealand this September!
The multi-talented musician captured hearts and achieved critical praise in 2007 when she released the hugely successful hit ‘Love Song’ (click here to watch) from the debut album Little Heart (out now through Epic Records). The track reached #1 in 22 countries around the world and stayed in the Billboard Hot 100 for a massive 41 weeks, peaking at #4 and remained in the top ten for 20 weeks. The track was also nominated for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal at the 51st Grammy Awards.
Bareilles’ sophomore album Kaleidoscope Heart (Epic Records), which she released in 2010, went straight to number one on the Billboard 200. The lead single ‘King of Anything’ (click here to watch) once again earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Vocal Performance and certified platinum (1,000,000+ album sales) by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Her talent and passion are proven through the undisputable longevity of success on each album and for being able to follow them up with more global hits each time. In July last year she released her third album, The Blessed Unrest (Epic Records) which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and saw her join OneRepublic for a co-headline US tour.
Without skipping a beat, her latest album scored her another two Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for lead single ‘Brave’ (click here to watch). The song has been widely picked up by television, saw her perform on Ellen (click here to watch) and was even performed by Glee cast members earlier this year (click here to watch). ‘Brave’ has now surpassed 2x platinum sales in Australia and platinum plus in New Zealand. Her latest offering from the record ‘I Choose You’ was released after ‘Brave’, a strong follow up to the massive hit, which Bareilles performed acoustically backstage for Jimmy Fallon (click here to watch).
In September last year, Taylor Swift brought Bareilles out on stage during her Los Angeles show as part of The Red Tour, which caused an online frenzy as the two vocal powerhouses sang ‘Brave’ to a very lucky and awe-struck audience.
Amongst her busy schedule of songwriting and performing, in 2012 she released a documentary titled A Trace of the Sun: Volunteering in Japan which chronicled her time volunteering in Japan following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated coastal cities. Shortly after she released an EP titled Once Upon Another Time which was produced by Ben Folds, a fellow judge on NBC’sThe Sing Off, which has uncovered such acts such as Pentatonix and The Collective. Recorded in Folds’ studio in Nashville, The Collective also features on track ‘Stay’ lifted from the creative collaboration EP (click here to listen).
Bareilles is no stranger to Australia, having supported Maroon 5 when they toured Australia in 2011, showcasing why she is not only a proficient songwriter but a seasoned artist exuding confidence and unmatched stage presence.
‘Ms Bareilles is, if anything, a stellar performer with a solid and versatile musical sense, a knack for unique arrangements, and a talent for writing sophisticated, on-point lyrics that highlight the human condition. Couple those assets with a vocal range that would make many Broadway performers envious, and a seemingly effortless ability to incorporate her piano/guitar as an element of her performance…one has to marvel at her skillset.’ – Broadway World
‘Bareilles is such a naturally melodic songwriter that she doesn’t run much of a risk of seeming insular on The Blessed Unrest and fortunately, the feel of the album follows the contours of her melodies, so its melancholy is warm and inviting.’ – AllMusic
Bareilles is currently in the middle of her Little Black Dress tour in North America where she is busy performing to a number of sold out crowds, with her Australia and New Zealand shows expected to be no different, so don’t miss out! For a sneak peak of Sara live on her current Little Black Dress tour, click here.
Friday 19 September Adelaide | Her Majesty's Theatre (All Ages)
Saturday 20 September Melbourne | Athenaeum Theatre (All Ages)
Sunday 21 September Sydney | City Recital Hall Angel Place (All Ages)
Wednesday 24 September Brisbane | The Tivoli (All Ages)
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Sara Bareilles has invited Melbourne singer-songwriter and dear friend Ben Abraham to support her on all her Australian dates!
Ben Abraham had been a long-time fan of Sara Bareilles when he heard she would be touring Australia in 2011 with Maroon 5. With the hope for a chance to work with the American songstress, Abraham wrote an invitation for Sara to sing with him in the form of a ukulele song called ‘To Sara, from Ben’ – the video has since garnered thousands of views!
In May 2011 at Rod Laver Arena, Bareilles introduced Abraham to a packed arena, where the pair then proceeded to sing a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’. Abraham has since been a support act for 13-time Grammy Award winning American artist Emmylou Harris and left quite an impression on audiences who were witnessing his craft for the first time with tracks like the charmingly beautiful song ‘Songbird’ – proving why he is also one of Bareilles’ favourite songwriters and now dear friend.
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29 Jul 2014