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- Jun 17Jun17Find ticketsThu 7:30 PMPalais Theatre - St Kilda, VICEmma Swift
- Jun 19Jun19Find ticketsSat 8:00 PMAnita's Theatre - Thirroul, NSWEmma Swift
- Jun 20Jun20Find ticketsSun 7:30 PMCity Recital Hall - Sydney, NSWEmma Swift
- Jun 24Jun24Find ticketsThu 6:30 PMThe Fortitude Music Hall - Brisbane, QLDEmma Swift
In celebration of the 80th birthday of legendary songwriter Bob Dylan, Nashville-based Australian singer EMMA SWIFT returns to Australia this June for a series of live shows performing songs from her stunning Dylan tribute album ‘Blonde on the Tracks’ as well as other favourites and rare gems from the Bob Dylan songbook.
In her first ever national tour with a full band, Emma will be backed by Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) on guitar, Marty Brown (Clare Bowditch Band) on drums, Mark Wilson (JET) on bass, Louis Macklin (JET) on keys and Kathleen Halloran (Kate Ceberano Band) on guitar. The group will play a run of beautiful venues in Melbourne, Wollongong, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.
With a sound described as a blend of classic folk, Americana and indie rock, the release of ‘Blonde on the Tracks’ has seen Swift likened to iconic artists such as Joan Baez, Marianne Faithfull and Cat Power.
An ARIA nominated singer-songwriter, Emma’s 2020 album of inspired interpretations of Bob Dylan songs garnered stellar reviews from Rolling Stone, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Review of Books, UNCUT Magazine, Hot Press, Nashville Scene, Slate, NPR, the BBC and the Sydney Morning Herald. Swift even made US Rolling Stone's list of 15 of the best Bob Dylan covers, alongside Sonic Youth, The Roots and The White Stripes. Here in Australia, Blonde on the Tracks debuted in the Top 10 on the ARIA chart and was also the #1 Country album and the #1 selling vinyl album.
Emma Swift Announces Australian tour
Australian-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Emma Swift will reimagine the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan when she takes her album Blonde On The Tracks around Australia this June.