Secret Sounds is thrilled to declare that Ruel, a five-time platinum artist, will embark on an Australian tour in April 2023. This highly anticipated tour will mark Ruel's first ever headline Arena show, and he is expected to dazzle audiences in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Fremantle. The tour comes hot off the heels of his debut album 4TH WALL, which is scheduled for release on Friday 3 March.
Ruel is a highly accomplished international performer and a record-breaking musician for the next generation. Despite making his debut at the age of fourteen in 2017, this London-born, Sydney-raised artist has already become one of the most influential musicians of his generation. He has amassed over 2 billion global streams and 1.2 million Instagram followers, as well as breaking records as the youngest artist to win Breakthrough Artist at the ARIA Awards and the youngest musician to sell out the Sydney Opera House not just once, but twice.
It is no surprise that Ruel has gained recognition from some of the industry's most respected figures, such as Elton John and Zane Lowe, who have championed his career development. In addition to three sold-out world tours, Ruel has shared stages with the likes of Khalid and Shawn Mendes, performed at Tyler, the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw festival, and collaborated with artists such as Denzel Curry, JVKE, Omar Apollo, and Cosmo's Midnight.
In April, Ruel will finally bring his highly anticipated debut album, 4TH WALL, to stages across the country. Although originally heading down a Pop/R&B lane, the pandemic played a major role in catalyzing Ruel's personal and professional growth, leading him to forge his own creative direction and expand his musical horizons. The album, executively produced by M-Phazes (Khalid, Noah Cyrus, Remi Wolf), showcases a matured sound and elevated lyricism, bending between euphoric and contemplative realms of pop.
Ruel has already given audiences a taste of the forthcoming album with the emotionally charged ballad, MUST BE NICE. This track adds to an already impressive list of releases, including the dancefloor anthem GROWING UP IS _____, dreamy LET THE GRASS GROW, and the socially and personally poignant YOU AGAINST YOURSELF.
With three EPs under his belt (READY, FREE TIME, and BRIGHT LIGHTS, RED EYES), the time has come for 4TH WALL to take flight. Ruel is set to reignite his position as one of the world's most exciting artists when he takes to stages across the country in April for these all-ages shows. Fans are encouraged to snap up tickets quickly when they go on sale from 9 am local time on Friday 10 February. Ruel expressed his excitement for the tour, saying, "I am so excited to tour AU/NZ again. Playing at home is the best feeling ever, and the crowds are always so energizing. It’s going to be so much fun to finally play the record live and share it with everyone in real-time. These shows are always so special, and I cannot wait to see everyone again."
RUEL 4TH WALL TOUR 2023
Friday 14 April 2023 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Saturday 15 April 2023 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Friday 21 April 2023 – MCA, Melbourne
Saturday 22 April 2023 – Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
Friday 28 April 2023 – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney
Presale available from 9am local Thursday 9 February
Tickets on sale to the general public from 9am local Friday 10 February