|Australians love Halsey. Whether it’s that unmistakable voice, her take-no-prisoners attitude, or her irreverent approach to social media, there’s something about the way this 23-year-old New Jersey native operates that we just can’t get enough of. Luckily for us, the feeling is mutual, as a blockbuster Australian tour is announced on the back of the Grammy nominated singer’s latest chart topping record hopeless fountain kingdom.
As far as debut albums go, 2015’s Badlandscouldn’t really have fared any better. Certified Platinum in the US and Gold in Australia, the UK and Canada, it was truly a worldwide phenomenon. Followed up by the international hit Closer with The Chainsmokers, which is now 12X Platinum in Australia.
Immediately after launching itself into the top 10 in 40+ countries worldwide & being the first number 1 album from by female in the US in 2017, hopeless fountain kingdom held a special significance for Halsey’s fans. Singles like Bad At Loveand Now Or Nevershowcase a connection between artist and audience that is increasingly rare in today’s musical landscape. The record’s wild ambition and musical abandon has seen it garner breathless reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone and NME and recently saw Halsey grace the cover of Billboard, Paper & Playboy Magazine.
And if that wasn’t enough, Halsey just released Him & I – a modern tale of rebellion and reckless love with rapper G-Eazy (who is also her boyfriend).
Last in Australia earlier this year on a promotional visit, Halsey sent the internet into meltdown when she hinted at a full national run. That day has finally come as huge shows in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane are announced, returning hopeless fountain kingdomto the fans it was lovingly written for, and ensuring Halsey maintains her permanent place in Australian hearts.
Joining Halsey in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will be special guest acclaimed R&B songstress, Grammy nominated Kehlani – bringing her huge SweetSexySavagealbum back to Australia. Likened to Frank Ocean, Kehlani, along with right-hand-man producer Jahaan Sweet, shares Ocean’s auteuristic vision and plainspoken eloquence. A distinctive performer owning her own style, that seemingly everyone is attempting.