Flume announces huge Australian album tour
Australia’s biggest electronic export Flume will embark on a massive world tour - including a run of huge national dates in November/December - to celebrate the release of his anticipated forthcoming album, Skin (out May 27 via Future Classic: preorder here).
Tickets will be on sale to the general public from 10am local time, Monday 16 May, available for purchase from lanewaypresents.com
The Australian leg of the tour will include shows at Qudos Bank Arena (formerly Allphones Arena) in Sydney, Riverstage in Brisbane, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Perth Arena and Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
Support comes from unstoppable Long Beach MC Vince Staples - who features as a special guest on the album for ‘Smoke & Retribution’ - and enigmatic UK producer SOPHIE. Both acts were highlights of the Laneway bill this year - Vince with his excellent first album Summertime '06 in tow, and SOPHIE on the back of his avant-garde electronic debut Product.
Flume’s last headline dates in Australia in 2013 included multiple Hordern Pavilion and Festival Hall shows and completely sold out. He headlined the 2016 Laneway Festival in February to rave reviews.
Flume recently unveiled his ambitious new live show while closing Coachella’s Outdoor Theatre Stage, debuting new live material from Skin. To find balance in sound and scale in a live setting, Flume worked with an expert team led by production designer Rob Sinclair (LCD Soundsystem, Florence and the Machine, Lorde) and Jonathan Zawada (Skin album art) with audio-visual artist David Wexler (Flying Lotus, The Rolling Stones, Hudson Mohawke) and Lighting Designer Stu Dingley.
Flume is taking this show on the road with a run of over 70 dates worldwide including 10,000+ capacity shows in London, New York and many more. An August show at the iconic Red Rocks in Colorado (9,500 cap) has already sold out.
Music from the new album is already receiving great critical acclaim: Pitchfork calls the music “custom made for dark, secluded warehouse raves”, while Nylon names it “powerful and utterly unique”. Lead single “Never Be Like You” continues to climb charts around the globe. It is currently #29 on U.S. Top 40 radio and #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 after being streamed more than 85 million times since release and reaching #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and #1 on Hype Machine. Climbing up the Top 100 Shazam charts globally, the track is seeing radio success across Europe and is a #1, Double Platinum single in Australia, a first for Flume, as well as #2 and Platinum in New Zealand.
The second single, "Say It feat. Tove Lo", released last week, debuted as BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record and Track of the Day. Host Annie Mac says of the single: “He’s done it again. Flume has made another smasher.” Stream “Say It” here.
Visa cardholders have the chance to jump the queue and be first in line for tickets through Visa Entertainment. Visa Entertainment Pre-sale tickets are available to all Visa Credit, Debit or Pre-paid cardholders. The Visa Entertainment Pre-sale starts 2pm local time on Tuesday 10 May until 2pm on Thursday 12 May or until tickets sell out. Visit visaentertainment.com.au for details.
FLUME LIVE - AUSTRALIAN DATES AND VENUES
Supported by triple j
With special guest Vince Staples and SOPHIE
November 25 | Perth, WA | Perth Arena
December 1 | Brisbane, QLD | Riverstage
December 9 | Sydney, NSW | Qudos Bank Arena (formerly known as Allphones Arena)
December 15 | Melbourne, VIC | Sidney Myer Music Bowl
December 17 | Adelaide, SA | Adelaide Entertainment Centre