NATIONAL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED TODAY
NEW ALBUM ‘ETERNAL RETURN’ RELEASED THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6
Fresh from a critically acclaimed one-off album preview show at the Graphic Festival in Sydney – “Sarah Blasko is a goddess, and her voice, otherworldly” said TheMusic.com.au – today Sarah Blasko announces her national ‘Eternal Return’ tour including metro & regional cities across the country in April 2016:
Wednesday April 6th The Abbey Canberra
Thursday April 7th Anita’s Theatre Wollongong
Friday April 8th Enmore Theatre Sydney
Saturday April 9th City Hall Newcastle
Friday 15th April The Tivoli Brisbane
Friday April 22nd Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo
Saturday 23rd April The Forum Melbourne
Friday 29th April Norwood Concert Hall Adelaide
Saturday 30th April Astor Theatre Perth
Tickets will go on sale Monday November 9th at www.sarahblasko.com
Eternal Return is the captivating new studio album from the acclaimed singer-songwriter set for release this Friday November 6 and available for pre-order now. Listen to select snippets from the album HERE.
Earlier last month, Sarah unveiled Eternal Return at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Graphic festival, accompanied by visuals designed by Mike Daly. The response was nothing short of rapturous:
This was far, far away from usual Blasko territory. In fact, she travelled so far away she hit another galaxy…..a soundtrack for a spaceship floating gracefully through the galaxy. Or, as terrifying as it may be, the sun rising on a new and slightly unknown dawn” – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
“Blasko’s voice remains as beguiling and wonderful as ever and her songs are still very relatable and complex, even though this time around the prevailing theme is lightness and love (leaving behind the darkness of some of her previous work). Sarah Blasko is a fabulous performer and songwriter and it was a real joy to preview her new album and share in a little slice of heaven with her” – THE AU REVIEW
Sarah launched Eternal Return with two singles I’d Be Lost + Only One – a double A side available on 7inch vinyl through her official store www.sarahblasko.com.au. Sarah also dropped breathtaking album track ‘Luxurious’ last week.
Eternal Return, recorded at The Grove (NSW) and produced by Burke Reid, is an unabashed paean to love, and Blasko is more than happy to admit it, “I’m very open about that. It’s a “love album”, and it’s from personal experience.”
Eternal Return features collaborations with David Hunt, Ben Fletcher and Nick Wales and has a marked retro-electronic vibe throughout: “I got interested in old synths again, which I haven’t been for a few years,” says Blasko. “A lot of my favourite pop records are synth-based and many of my favourite loves songs are of that ilk.” She names Gary Numan, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson as just a few of the album’s influences, as well as Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen. “They were all artists that I grew up listening to. I was thinking about Tina Turner when I was singing Beyond. No-one else might necessarily hear that, but that’s where I went in my head.”
Despite the nostalgic influences there is nothing lightweight or unsubtle about either the songs or the production. Blasko and her collaborators scrupulously avoid cliché, balancing overwhelming themes of love and warmth with stirring understatement and poignancy. The overall effect is that the lyrics and ravishing melodies always take centre stage. Sarah Blasko’s spectacular voice has always been one of her greatest strengths but she has never sounded better than she does on Eternal Return.