After overwhelming demand for her sell out August shows, New Zealand gothic-folk artist ALDOUS HARDING returns to Australia for two very special headline performances, taking in Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Wednesday 4 March in fully seated mode, and Melbourne’s Forum on Friday 6 March. She also brings her enthralling show to Perth Festival and WOMADelaide in February and March. Aldous Harding’s must-see live experience has set critics and audiences alight. The overwhelming response to this year’s striking Australian performances has taken the cult star to phenomenal heights; her bewitching, bewildering set lauded as the best new thing in music.
“Watching the folk singer perform is to be touched by something deeply human and oddly universal” – The Guardian
“… the irresistible The Barrel saw Harding really unfurl, breaking out the shaker and the shamanic dancing from its meme-worthy music video… Harding's deep-voiced declamations injected welcome punk energy.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“she gave a brilliant, most unusual and captivating performance” ★★★★1/2 - The Age
The New Zealander’s third album, Designer, was released earlier this year to widespread acclaim. A surreal folk masterpiece, its opaque lyricism and delicate folk flourishes earnt rave reviews globally, this month winning APRA NZ Silver Scroll for whimsical single ‘The Barrel’. She followed up last week with a weird and wonderful new music video for album single ‘Zoo Eyes’.
“A delicate, restrained, confounding album that is as easy to listen to listen to as it is impossible to understand.” – The Times – Album of the Week ****
“Harding uses oddness as both lure and armor. You can see it in her performances…and hear it in the language of Designer… where she pivots artfully from folk eccentric to pop eccentric” – Rolling Stone
Aldous Harding’s truly remarkable stage presence has captivated Primavera, Laneway Festival, Fairgrounds, and Meredith Music Festival, and during a sold out run of US and UK headline dates, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Later… with Jools Holland, and NPR’s Tiny Deskseries. Needless to say, New Zealand’s songwriting treasure has captured the world’s attention, and Australian audiences are in for a treat in 2020.
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ALDOUS HARDING | 2020 TOUR DATES Presented by Penny Drop, Frontier Touring & Chugg Entertainment
PERTH Friday 28 February – Perth Festival Perthfestival.com.au SYDNEY Wednesday 4 March – Enmore Theatre (All Ages – Fully Seated) Ticketek.com.au MELBOURNE Friday 6 March – Forum (18+) Ticketmaster.com.au ADELAIDE Saturday 7 March – WOMADelaide WOMADelaide.com.au