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Frontier Touring are beyond thrilled to announce one of Australia’s most loved and respected artists,
Paul Kelly, will embark on a colossal national tour this November and December. In celebration of the release of his ARIA #1 debut Life Is Fine (out now through EMI), Kelly will tour Australia, visiting both regional and metro cities before heading to New Zealand for three performances.
There is no question Paul Kelly has had, and continues to have an impressive music career.
Kelly captures the vastness of Australian culture and landscape with accompaniment of his trademark bluegrass mix with folk-rock.
‘Some of his best songs in years’ – The Guardian
One of the reasons behind Kelly’s enduring power as a songwriter is his continual drive to break old habits and refresh his creativity. In Life Is Fine there are songs with an R&B groove like the sizzling opener, ‘Rising Moon’, jumping rockers like ‘Firewood and Candles’ and ‘Rock Out on the Sea’ and fun songs like ‘Leah: The Sequel’. The humorous tunes contrast with another of Kelly’s exquisite songs of regret, ‘Letters in the Rain’, and the rich imagery at the heart of ‘Petrichor’.
‘There's a frequent wit to these songs, and an even greater sense of humanity, as Kelly captures the details of human nature with a master's touch, not to mention a fluid and effective melodic sense’. – AllMusic
Joining Kelly as very special guests for his shows from Brisbane to Perth is American folk singer-songwriter Steve Earle and Sydney’s indie-rock trio Middle Kids.
Three time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle, whose songs have been recorded by such legends as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Carl Perkins gained attention from 1986 breakthrough album Guitar Town. Earle’s current release So You Wannabe An Outlaw (out now through Warner) sees him return to his country roots, bringing in Willie Nelson for the title track, roaring a powerful anthem for ‘The Firebreak Line’ and ‘If Mama Coulda Seen Me.’
Sydney band Middle Kids blazed out of the gates with their anthemic alt-rock single ‘Edge of Town’, from their 2017 debut self-titled EP. Days after the release, Middle Kids made their live TV debut on US show Conan, with their international profile being boosted from Elton John announcing he was a fan. Their combination of hooky tune craft, ripping Music Row-inspired slide guitar leads and soaring melodic vocals carry through in ‘Your Love’, ‘Never Start’ and ‘Doing It Right’.