2011.11.03 - Beth to tour Australia in 2012

 
It’s been nearly six years in the making, but come January 2012, iconic eclectic British singer/songstress Beth Orton makes her long awaited return to Australia for a series of solo acoustic concert dates.
 
The British chanteuse begins her run of shows in Brisbane on Sunday 15 January at the Old Museum Concert Hall, before heading to Sydney for two shows on Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 January at the City Recital Hall as part of the Sydney Festival.  The tour then continues to Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre on Friday 20 January, The Gov in Adelaide on Saturday 21 January before finishing up in Perth with shows at The Quarry on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 January.
 
Not seen down under since touring her 2006 opus Comfort of Strangers, Beth promises an intimate show that will feature material from all her classic recordings - including Trailer Park (1996) and her two Australian chart successes Central Reservation (1999) and Daybreaker (2002) - as well as a special sneak preview of songs from her highly anticipated upcoming album.
 
A fiercely independent trend-bucker from the very outset of her career, Beth Orton is well-renowned for her collaborations as for her own work - collaborations which range in style from her early ground-breaking and innovative sessions with William Orbit and The Chemical Brothers (recordings widely acknowledged as pre-figuring the folktronica movement), to her tender haunting vocals for folk legend Bert Jansch’s Black Swan album.
 
In the time since her last release Comfort of Strangers, Beth has been busy raising a family; but with a new album imminent in 2012 (on her new label, US based ANTI-), Beth explains the interval was also a period for some serious introspection: “The truth of the matter is I’ve taken off time to reassess my work, to think about the songs I write, and what it is I love most about what I do. It’s taken a lot to just really pull it down and deconstruct it and build it back up again. It’s taken me this long to get a body of work together that I feel proud of; but these songs are like nothing I’ve ever written.”
 
Hot on the heels of recording her new album, Beth Orton’s upcoming Australian dates will offer not just a rare opportunity to catch this esteemed artist, but also witness her in the process of defining a new chapter in her music.

 
 
 
Beth Orton @ Old Museum Concert Hall, Brisbane
Old Museum Concert Hall, Brisbane QLD, Australia 
Sunday - January 15, 2012 
Cost/Tickets: oldmuseum 
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Beth Orton @ City Recital Hall, Sydney
City Recital Hall, Sydney NSW, Australia 
Tuesday - January 17, 2012 
Cost/Tickets: sydneyfestival - ticketek 132 849 
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Beth Orton @ City Recital Hall, Sydney
City Recital Hall, Sydney NSW, Australia 
Wednesday - January 18, 2012 
Cost/Tickets: sydneyfestival - ticketek 132 849 
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Beth Orton @ Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne VIC, Australia 
Friday - January 20, 2012 
Cost/Tickets: Ticketek 132 849 or ticketek 
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Beth Orton @ The Gov, Adelaide
The Gov, Adelaide SA, Australia 
Saturday - January 21, 2012 
Cost/Tickets: thegov 03 8340 0744 - moshtix 1300 GET TIX - venuetix 08 8225 8888 
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Beth Orton @ Live At The Quarry, Perth
Live At The Quarry, Perth WA, Australia 
Tuesday - January 24, 2012 
Cost/Tickets: Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster 
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Beth Orton @ Live At The Quarry, Perth
Live At The Quarry, Perth WA, Australia 
Wednesday - January 25, 2012 
Cost/Tickets: Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster
 
 

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