Following the release of single “Hell Or High Water” and the announce of his tenth studio album RUNAWAY, Passenger put his 2018 Australian and New Zealand tour on-sale. Along with this announcement, Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg) has also released an accompanying video for the album’s title track RUNAWAY. The album has been largely recorded in Australia and is due for release Friday 31st August via Black Crow Records.
The British singer-songwriter will be heading to all major cities in Australia and visiting fans in Auckland, New Zealand to showcase his forthcoming album. Kicking off at Auckland’s Powerstation on Tuesday, 13th November, Passenger will then hit Australian shores to play shows at some of the most iconic venues across the nation, including Brisbane’s The Tivoli, The Forum in Melbourne, Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, The Gov in Adelaide and Perth’s Astor Theatre.
RUNAWAY finds Passenger embracing the epic once again – the melodies are unforgettable, the choruses colossal. Even though it was recorded between the UK and Australia with co-producer, Chris Vallejo (INXS, Empire Of The Sun, Josh Pyke), the 10-track album was imagined as unfolding against a backdrop of American landscapes. And so, rather than the follow usual video process in studios or track by track, he and video director Jarrad Seng spent three weeks making videos across the US to capture the visual accompaniments to the aural landscapes.
The video for “Runaway” reflects this beautifully, seeing Rosenberg run through breathtaking landscapes in the US; from the city to the countryside before entering coastal and forest terrain.
Rosenberg says he is excited by the idea of hitting the road again – solo, this time after he brought in a full band for 2017’s ‘Young As The Morning’ tour. And he’s still busking, launching RUNAWAY in Europe with a series of busking appearances with more to come. “Years ago, it was just me and a suitcase of CDs,” he smiles. “We used to get 50 people. Now it’s stage, a soundman, telling councils in advance. We might play to 3,000 people. But busking is something we’ve always done, a unique part of what Passenger is.”
Don’t miss your chance to catch Passenger live, debuting tracks from his new album. RUNAWAY is out Friday, 31st August and is available for pre-order now!
‘RUNAWAY’ FULL TOUR DATES
Tickets on sale now
Tuesday, 13th November @ Powerstation, Auckland
Thursday, 15th November @ The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday, 17th November @ The Forum, Melbourne
Sunday, 18th November @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday, 21st November @ The Gov, Adelaide
Friday, 23rd November @ Astor Hotel, Perth
Sunday, 25th November @ 3 Oceans, Margaret River