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IGGY, FANTASTIC NEGRITO & MORE SIDE SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Iggy Pop, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Fantastic Negrito and The Marcus King Band tours announced for April

Often considered the godfather of Punk – Iggy Pop is making a welcome return to Australia this April with tour dates just announced in Melbourne and Sydney’s Opera House! Widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers of all time, Iggy Pop pre-figured both ‘70s punk and ‘90s grunge and has built a legendary career filled with both critical acclaim and fanatic cult success. Seeing Iggy Pop rock out is definitely a performance to put on every music lovers bucket list.  Iggy Pop is sure to entertain audiences in Melbourne and Sydney this April.

The travelling merchants of R&B blues Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are taking to the road across Australia this April with live dates set for Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne in conjunction with their performance at Byron Bay Bluesfest. The seven-piece Soul band will be gracing Australian stages again in 2019 but this time with a new album under their belt and an even larger Australian audience after a reinvention of Nathaniel’s style in 2015 which is designed to be performed live. Known as party animals on stage, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats offer a unique live performance with a front man who possesses a husky sixties styled voice with inflections of Gospel and a vibrant soulful band to support it.

Bluesfest Touring is super excited to bring Grammy Award winner, Fantastic Negrito to Sydney and Melbourne this April. Fantastic Negrito represents Xavier Dphrepaulezz’s third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. The narrative on this man is as important as the sound, because the narrative is the sound. His songs are born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to make it and with an incredible, self-taught musical talent, he managed to find his way back on track to stardom. His hard-earned life lessons show through on more than a few songs with his voice wringing with emotion over soulful guitar licks. When you listen to Negrito, you’re invited to hear the story of life after destruction.

South Carolina Blues Rockers, The Marcus King Band are making their Australian debut this April with dates confirmed in Sydney and Melbourne ahead of their Byron Bay Bluesfest performance this Easter. Lead by the 22-year-old phenom Marcus King, the band have exploded over the last year bringing their southern fried brand of Blues and Psychedelia inspired Rock n’ Roll on a global tour. The band operate as more of an improvisational juggernaut versus a one-man axe-wielding show backed by a few musicians. After being labelled a highlight of multiple European festivals earlier this year for delivering their own mix of Rock n’ Soul, we are really looking forward to seeing these guys rock the stage and make a lasting memory for fans in Melbourne and Sydney this April.

For further information and a full list of artists touring in 2019 please see bluesfesttouring.com.au

Dates
Pre-sale for all shows:
12pm Wednesday 12 December 2018
On-sale for all shows:
12pm Friday 14 December 2018

IGGY POP
Festival Hall, Melbourne
Sunday 21 April 2019
Tickets through BluesfestTouring

Presented by Sydney Opera House:
Sydney Opera House
Monday 15 April 2019
Sydney Opera House
Wednesday 17 April 2019
Tickets through SydneyOperaHouse.com

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS
Powerstation, Auckland NZ
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Tickets through Bluesfesttouring.com.au
Metro Theatre Sydney
Saturday 13 April 2019
Tickets through Bluesfesttouring.com.au
The Gov, Adelaide
Monday 15 April 2019
Tickets through Bluesfesttouring.com.au
The Croxton, Melbourne
Thursday 18 April 2019
Tickets through OzTix

FANTASTIC NEGRITO
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sunday 14 April 2019
Tickets through Moshtix
The Corner, Melbourne
Monday 15 April 2019
Tickets through Eventbrite

THE MARCUS KING BAND
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Monday 15 April 2019
Tickets through MoshTix

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Wednesday 17 April 2019
Tickets through Eventbrite

For further information and a full list of artists touring in 2019 please see bluesfesttouring.com.au

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