Courtney Barnett has recently released her highly anticipated and already acclaimed album Tell Me How You Really Feel and to celebrate, she is bringing it to Adelaide.
Over the course of just a few years Barnett has become internationally renowned for her distinctive and acclaimed musical lexicon.
Her debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit saw her top year-end lists and sell out shows to adoring audiences on five continents.
She played the most iconic and revered festival stages, won the Australian Music Prize, J Award for Album Of the Year, APRA’s Songwriter Of the Year and four ARIA Awards.
The album was even nominated for a Grammy and a BRIT Award.
In the meantime she’s worked on music with the likes of Jack White, The Breeders and Jen Cloher as well as releasing last year’s masterful collaboration album with US songwriter Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice.Even her label Milk! Records is revered worldwide.
In her lates offering, Tell Me How You Really Feel, Barnett has revealed an exhilarating shift and a bold step forward.
From its title to the unsettling cover image – a blood-red tinted self-portrait in uncomfortably tight close up – Barnett reveals a new-found confidence and perspective.
Whereas once she examined the world through the prism of self-analysis, Tell Me How You Really Feel shifts that focus to those she interacts with – the good ones, the bad ones, the loved ones. Those she knows intimately and those who are strangers.
Kicking off the tour in Adelaide, Courtney Barnett will play all over the country and tickets are selling, so grab yours to the Thebby gig now.
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES
Fri 17th Aug – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (tix) *
Sat 18th Aug – Metropolis, Fremantle (tix) *
Weds 22nd Aug – The Tivoli, Brisbane (tix) *
Thurs 23rd Aug – Sydney Opera House (tix)
Sat 25th Aug – Sydney Opera House (tix)
Weds 29th Aug – The Powerstation, Auckland (tix) *
Thurs 30th Aug – Opera House, Wellington (tix) *
Sat 1st Sept – Festival Hall, Melbourne (tix) *