Prior to the release of new music and a busy year ahead for The Smith Street Band, much-loved front man Wil Wagner will embark on an extensive solo tour throughout February.
After the success of two sold out East Coast shows mid 2016 between recording commitments, Wagner will return to the stage in solo mode for what will be his furthest reaching tour to date. With just one day off over the space of two weeks, the whirlwind tour will span most corners of the country and take in unique venues such as three hometown Melbourne shows at the prestigious Melba Spiegeltent.
Bringing with him an ensemble of friends who he has acquired through years of overseas touring, support will come from Laura Stevenson (U.S.A), Lucy Wilson and Iona Cairns (U.K).
Hot on the heels of her latest album Cocksure, her fourth album in as many years, is New York singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson. Having recently collaborated with The Smith Street Band in the studio, Stevenson brings her inimitable brand of songwriting - described by The A.V Club as “indie-pop heaven” - to Australia for the first time.
Lead singer of The Sugarcanes & long time Smith Street Band collaborator is Lucy Wilson. You might know her from Smith Street Band tracks Belly In Your Bedroom or I Scare Myself Sometimes. The Sugarcanes have toured with The Smith Street Band, but this will be Wil & Lucys first solo tour together.
Rounding out the stacked line up is Iona Cairns, leader of Shit Present and formerly Great Cynics, two bands who have played with The Smith Street Band all over the planet. Just a year since her last visit and now with a new EP under her belt in the form of Shit Present’s Misery + Disaster, the English native will return with her stripped back take on punk rock.
Wednesday Feb 15 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Thursday Feb 16 – Great Northern, Byron Bay
Friday Feb 17 – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Saturday Feb 18 – Uni Bar, Wollongong
Sunday Feb 19 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tuesday Feb 21 – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne
Wednesday Feb 22 - The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne
Thursday Feb 23 - The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne
Friday Feb 24 - Badlands, Perth*
Saturday Feb 25 - Mojos, Fremantle*
Sunday Feb 26 - Ed Castle, Adelaide *
*Laura Stevenson not playing WA/SA
This is an 18+ event.
* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*