Quickly establishing herself as one of modern pop’s most fascinating new voices H.E.R. emerged in late 2016 with the breakthrough release “H.E.R. Volume 1,” as a nameless, faceless and practically untraceable personality on Soundcloud. Streamed over 500 million times with co-signs from Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, and Bryson Tiller, H.E.R. has today announced a debut headline tour throughout Australia, extending The Lights On Tour down under.
Tickets go on sale at 2pm, Wednesday April 4.
My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning 1pm, Tuesday April 3.
Never wanting to be the girl who fell for the wrong guy – to end up in a bad relationship or situation, growing up found that she ended up being that girl – her. So, began the project, first created over the course of four years from 15 – 18 years old. “H.E.R. Volume 1” was released under the veil of anonymity through RCA, with the simple instruction of, “I can’t tell you much about H.E.R. just yet but give it a listen”. The release quickly attracted praise and attention from fans and media alike and despite the lack of information provided seemed only to fuel the intrigue and curiosity surrounding H.E.R.
The debut climbed to No.1 on the iTunes R&B chart, gaining more than 21 million streams on Soundcloud and attracted more than 3.3 million monthly Spotify listeners – all without a single track being pushed to radio. The mature songwriting quickly established herself as an artist with a keen skill for channeling the pain and ecstasy of life through a variety of sonic moods. The follow up “Volume 2” was released a year later, before the two were bundled into a compiled release titled “H.E.R.,” demonstrating the full palette of her writing, whilst staying true to the intimacy that garnered so much initial adoration and acclaim, throwing in a dusky, acoustic-tinged Daniel Caesar duet on ‘Best Part.’
With notable performances including a North American tour supporting Bryson Tiller, an appearance at BET Experience 2017 alongside Snoop Dogg and Khalid as well as a SOLD-OUT debut headline tour across the U.S. and Canada – now the mysterious trap soul heartbreaker finally makes her roof-shaking Australian debut.
“The mysterious H.E.R. is the empowering and vulnerable voice that R&B needs right now” – NME
“Confident seduction…grown and sexy throwback R&B.” – Pitchfork
H.E.R. THE LIGHTS ON TOUREATONS HILL HOTEL, BRISBANE
FRIDAY MAY 25
THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY MAY 26
VIVID LIVE, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
TUESDAY MAY 29
TICKETS ON SALE 2PM WEDNESDAY APRIL 4 My Live Nation pre-sale: 1pm Tuesday April 3 until 1pm Wednesday April 4
The legendary L.A. Guns are headed here in May and Casper spoke with frontman PHIL LEWIS about what to expect on the tour as well as a little history to whet our appetites while we wait.
L.A. GUNS was formed in 1982 by guitar player Tracii Guns and, then unknown singer, Axl Rose on lead vocals.The “classic lineup” of Guns, former Girlsinger Phil Lewis, drummer Steve Riley, guitar player Mick Cripps and bassist Kelly Nickels have sold 6.5 million records, including 1988’s L.A. Guns and 1990’s Cocked and Loaded, both of which were certified Gold. Cocked and Loaded contained the hit single “Ballad of Jayne” that went to #33 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #25 on the Mainstream Rock charts.
After a nearly 15-year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their partnership that began in 1986, 4 years after Tracii formed L.A. GUNS in 1982.
Their writing partnership spawned classic L.A. GUNS songs such as “Sex Action”, “Never Enough”, “Electric Gypsy”, “The Ballad Of Jayne”, and countless more in an impressive catalog of fan favorites. The last time Lewis and Guns joined forces was back in 2000 with legendary producer Andy Johns for the making of what would become “Waking The Dead” – an album that went on to receive tremendous critical acclaim and proved that their musical partnership was every bit as strong as the early days with all-killer-no-filler songs including “Don’t Look At Me That Way”, “Hellraisers Ball”, and “The Ballad”.
Following their successful performance at SiriusXM’s HairNation Festival in May of 2016, L.A. GUNS went into the studio to record their latest album, The Missing Peace, which is was just released in October of 2017.
The current lineup features founding member Tracii Guns, who has reunited with lead singer, Phil Lewis, along with Shane Fitzgibbon on drums, guitar player Michael Grant and bassist Johnny Martin.
Australia & New Zealand, finally get to experience The Missing Peace!…
L.A. Guns 2018 Australia and New Zealand Tour Dates
May 17th BRISBANE, Wooly Mammoth
May 18th MELBOURNE, Max Watts
May 19th SYDNEY, Max Watts
May 23rd PERTH, Rosemount Hotel
May 25th WELLINGTON, Valhalla Tavern
May 26TH AUCKLAND, Galatos Live
TICKETS: On Sale date Thursday, 23rd Nov 9:00am AEDT