LUCKY DAYE Announces Debut Australian Headline Shows This November! + Supporting Khalid!

Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce R&B trailblazer Lucky Daye will make his Australian debut this November! Performing headline shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney along with supporting Khalid on the Australian and New Zealand leg of his ‘Free Spirit’ Tour. 

New Orleans born, LA based R&B maverick Lucky Daye released his powerful debut album, ‘Painted’ in May of this year (through Keep Cool/RCA Records), following from EPs I and II. On ‘Painted’ Lucky’s flawless funk lingers throughout, highlighted on tracks ExtraKarma and soul-infused Concentrate. Vulnerable and self-reflective, Lucky is drawn to love songs, experimenting with his slinky pitch and tone in slow jams Misunderstood, I Love You Too Much and fan favourite Roll Some Mo. Drawing on life experiences; failures, homelessness, trapped anger of his youth, Lucky doesn’t shy from sensitivity on ‘Painted’ but glories in the purity still so clear even in his latest track Buying Time.

“Powerful, multi-faceted productions seem to fuel the Southern-soloist – it’s where he shines the most and harnesses his true potential.” – Clash Music

“Daye has already been marked with the “one to watch” designation: Painted showcases his funk, jazz and soul leanings, his vocal training/ability and a commitment to genre that puts the project over the top.” – Exclaim 9/10

“Daye’s earnest tenor guides the listener through the maze of sound, and without interruption, one track seamlessly shapeshifts into the next.” – Ones To Watch

Forbade secular music growing up, Lucky Daye’s musical roots stem from an unlikely place; a religious cult. Forced to turn everyday life into songs, Lucky would tap out melodies singing Bible verses and Dr. Seuss rhymes. Uprooted by Hurricane Katrina in his late teens, Lucky found himself left behind in the music world and was hungry to expand his taste, starting backwards rather than forward – whetting his appetite with greats like Prince, Stevie Wonder, Rick James and Lauryn Hill.

A deep dive into R&B essentials honed Lucky into his own energy and defined his personal style and bounce. Playing in a familiar soundstage, it was teaming up with producer D’Mile when colours began to build around Lucky’s rap-talk with a bop cadence, elevating him beyond the basic moniker of an R&B singer and receive comparisons to Frank Ocean

Making waves with fans and critics alike, Lucky Daye’s project has been received with as much love as he’s weaved throughout it from the likes of FADERTeen VogueThe Recording AcademyCLASH MagazineVICE, and Billboard with Lucky making his NPR Tiny Desk performance debut. 

Gracing stages in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney plus supporting Khalid at his ‘Free Spirit’ Australian and New Zealand shows, experience first-hand the footprint Lucky Daye has already left as the next rising star in R&B.

Tickets on sale Thursday 3 October, don’t miss out!

Presented by Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring

Runs 24 hours from: Tuesday 1 October (11am AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Begins: Thursday 3 October (11am local time)

Sunday 24 November
Howler | Melbourne, VIC
18+ | Ph: 1300 438 849

Wednesday 27 November 
Woolly Mammoth | Brisbane, QLD
18+ | Ph: 1300 438 849

Friday 29 November 
Oxford Art Factory | Sydney, NSW
18+ | Ph: 1300 438 849

Presented by Illusive Presents, Frontier Touring and AEG Presents


Wednesday 20 November
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ

All Ages | Ph: 0800 842 538

Thursday 21 November
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ
All Ages | SOLD OUT!
Tuesday 26 November             
Brisbane Entertainment Centre | Brisbane, QLD
All Ages | Ph: 13 28 49

Thursday 28 November    
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC
All Ages | SOLD OUT!

Monday 2 December              
Adelaide Entertainment Centre | Adelaide, SA
All Ages | Ph: 13 28 49

Wednesday 4 December              
Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW
All Ages | SOLD OUT!

Thursday 5 December              
Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW
All Ages | Ph: 13 28 49

Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers.
We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than
the official ticketing agents listed on the Frontier website.

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