Scottish singer-songwriter Tom Walker will be touching down on our shores for his first ever Australian and New Zealand headline tour this August. Frontier Touring is excited to announce that he will be joined by special guests Joel Adams for his Australian shows and Abby Wolfe for his Auckland performance.
After the release of his new album ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ (Sony), a BRIT Award win, and a sold-out UK run, Walker will perform at Auckland’s Powerstation on Tuesday 20 August before crossing the Tasman for shows at Max Watts in Melbourne on Thursday 22 August, Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Friday 23 August, and The Tivoli in Brisbane on Saturday 24 August.
‘Underlining his international prowess, Tom Walker’s subtle, nuanced performance continually uncovers fresh angles within the songwriting.’ – Clash
Brisbane-born singer-songwriter Joel Adams will join Walker at all Australian shows. The 22-year-old broke through in 2015 with his debut single Please Don’t Go, written in less than an hour for a school assignment when he was just 15 years old. The independent release quickly went viral, racking up more than 76 million views on YouTube and more than 500 million streams, putting Joel on Spotify’s ‘Top 20 Under 20’ list. Releasing independently, Adams has dropped several other hit singles, including Fake Friends, A Big World, and latest track Coffee, with a debut EP coming soon.
Joining Walker in New Zealand will be Dunedin artist Abby Wolfe, a self-taught singer-songwriter who dropped her first single, Breakdown, in 2017. Quickly turning heads, she followed it up with Win You Over and Change My Mind, the newest single from the up-and-coming New Zealander.
Tom Walker recently paid a visit to BBC Radio 2, where he performed a very special live song for the one and only Kylie Minogue, surprising her with a cover of her own song Love At First Sight. Surprised may be an understatement, though – Kylie was overjoyed at Tom’s version of the song. Watch Tom’s performance and Kylie trying (and failing) not to get overwhelmed here.
Walker took home Best Breakthrough Artist at the 2019 BRIT Awards, an award he dedicated to his gran, and was nominated for Best Single for global smash hit Leave A Light On. The single, produced by Mike Spencer (Years & Years), has reached Platinum status in the UK and is double Platinum in Australia, peaking at #7 on the UK Singles Chart and amassing more than 290 million streams worldwide. Featuring alongside Leave A Light On on ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ are recent singles Angels and Just You And I which has reached Gold status in Australia, Platinum in the UK and has accumulated over 100 million streams worldwide.
While Leave A Light On established Walker as a global breakout artist, his debut record will undoubtedly further his growing reputation as one of the most exciting artists in today’s music scene. Don’t miss your chance to see him live!
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
with special guests Joel Adams (Australia) & Abby Wolfe (New Zealand)
Presented by Frontier Touring, Scenestr (Australia) and The Edge (New Zealand)
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE NOW
Friday 23 August
Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW 18+
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Saturday 24 August
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD 18+
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100