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How time flies! The one and only Macy Gray has announced a celebration tour of Australia in July to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, On How Life Is.

Starting on Wednesday, 3 July in Hobart at the Odeon Theatre as part of the city’s Festival of Voices before heading to Adelaide (5 July), Brisbane (6 July), Melbourne (7 July), Gold Coast (9 July), Wyong (10 July), Canberra (11 July), Wollongong (12 July) and finishing up in Sydney (13 July), these concerts are a world-first and will commence with the whole On How Life Is album (in sequential order) followed by her catalogue of hits.

Macy said, “I’m over the moon to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of my debut album On How Life Is. First stop: Down Under! Me and the band will be live in Hobart, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Wyong, Canberra and Thirroul in July. Please join me for a big nite to remember!”

The name Macy Gray is synonymous with incredible music. The musical bodies of work Gray has produced throughout her career are a testament to her exquisite vision and unyielding devotion to her craft. Her sleek, sultry and mature take on R&B draws from decades’ worth of history, yet her ability to still sound forward-thinking and fresh is what reaffirms and reasserts her as a signature rarity in music who millions continue to treasure.

These concerts will be a celebration of the 25th Anniversary since Gray broke into the music scene in 1999 with the release of her debut, triple-platinum album, On How Life Is – the album that spoke to a generation. It turned Macy Gray into a household name, and Ms Gray into a powerhouse of R&B and Soul.

Over the past 25 years, Macy has amassed a devoted global fan base and sold over 25 million total albums around the world. A five-time GRAMMY® Nominee, Gray received the GRAMMY® Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance in 2000 for her iconic song, I Try, and has received two BRIT Awards.

Promoter David M. Hawkins said, “Last July I was in Los Angeles and dropped into see Macy while she was rehearsing for her European tour. I couldn’t wait to put an idea to her and see if she was into it. I suggested we make our third Australian tour together a celebration of her multi-platinum album On How Life Is for its upcoming 25th Anniversary, and do the entire album, live in a new show. She immediately jumped at the idea and our creative jam started.

He added, “That album is now a classic and held many hit singles for a generation, including the massive worldwide number one ‘I Try’. We will celebrate her incredible breakthrough album whilst also featuring hits from the many follow up albums. I believe Macy is one of the greatest artists of our generation, she is so prolific with her writing and recording. This show is not to be missed, by anyone who knows the album and its star.”

So join Macy and celebrate this wonderful album performed live plus all her other hits!

Venue and ticket outlet pre-sales (ex Hobart and Canberra) will take place from 9.00am (local times) on Tuesday, 16 April.  For full details, please go to

General public tickets for all shows (ex Hobart) go on sale at 9.00am (local times) on Friday, 19 April 2024 from

Wednesday, 3 July 2024
Festival of Voices
Odeon Theatre, Hobart TAS
Final tickets on sale now!

Thursday, 5 July 2024
Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide SA
Saturday, 6 July 2024
The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD

Sunday, 7 July 2024
Hamer Hall, Melbourne Art Centre, Melbourne VIC

Tuesday, 9 July 2024
The Star Theatre, Gold Coast QLD

Wednesday, 10 July 2024
The Arthouse, Wyong NSW

Thursday, 11 July 2024
The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra ACT

Friday, 12 July 2024
Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW

Saturday, 13 July 2024
Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW

Tickets to all shows (ex Hobart) are on sale at 9.00am local times

on Friday, 19 April 2024

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