Melbourne’s Didirri has announced the rescheduling of his upcoming Australian headline tour, which was due to take place across the country throughout April. The new tour dates will now take place in the same venues throughout November.
He wishes to convey his sadness of not being able to play any new music live for his fans right now, but also advises people to support the strict ethos of self-isolating and minimising unnecessary public contact at this horrible time.
As a gift and consolation for fans, Didirri has also given us new music, stating “if music is all I have to give you right now, then that’s what I will do”.
Don’t fight with what you’re fighting for was written at his home in Melbourne over a year ago, and recorded later in Johanna, Victoria. The song serves as a comment, but also a reminder, that positive change has to first come from yourself. Hold yourself accountable before you do those around you.
Or as Didirri explains, “To put it bluntly: you fix the world by fixing your own shit”
“There is no point trying to tackle something on a big scale, if you can’t stick to your morals and lead by example.”
As everything shuts down – events and festivals cancelled, venues empty, jobs in jeopardy, a whole music and arts community thrown into uncertainty… It’s a poignant reminder to focus on the small things you can do, and how they affect the people around you.
It’s also a reminder that, no matter what, we still have music. Songs will still be written, stories still shared, heartbreak and joy still soundtracked, music is still the glue that brings us all together.
The video embraces that message, with a whole stack of fellow musicians (Vance Joy, Montaigne, Client Liaison, Odette, Meg Mac, Kira Puru, Alex The Astronaut + more), as well as industry colleagues, friends and loved ones from all over the world sending in clips of them coming together to (virtually) sing the chorus.
(Didirri) “I wanted to bring together the lovers and over thinkers in my community, from around the world. I hope this brings you some joy and positivity in such a strange time.
Remember, don’t lose heart, we’re in this together. “
Didirri performed the new single, along with a bunch of other favs live on his Instagram (@Didirri_) on Sunday March 29th at 12pm AEDT as part of the Global Citizen Together At Home series – a virtual musical experience to unify people around the world when they may feel isolated by the conditions of COVID-19.
Chris Martin (Coldplay), Global Citizen Festival Curator, kicked this off in an effort to unite humanity at a time when many may feel isolated at home and inspire people to take meaningful action to help stop coronavirus. John Legend, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, Common, One Republic, Shawn Mendes + Camila Cabello, Hozier + many more have performed live on their Instagram from their own homes, and Didirri is excited to be to share his music, and connect and inspire viewers through this amazing initiative.
Don’t fight with what you’re fighting for is out now on all streaming platforms via Unified / Nettwerk.
“Raw Stuff” Australian Tour**RESCHEDULED**
Tickets Available HERE
Thurs 5th Nov – Lansdowne, Sydney
Friday 6th Nov – Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Thurs 12th Nov – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool
Sat 14th Nov – Howler, Melbourne
Sun 15th Nov – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (Matinee)
Sun 15th Nov – Howler, Melbourne
Thursday 19 Nov – Kingscliff Hotel, Kingscliff
Friday 20th Nov – The Foundry, Brisbane
All ticket holders for previous tour dates have the option to retain their ticket, or will be contacted for a refund. Remaining tickets are on sale now.
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