DAN SULTAN wins 2014 ARIA Award for 'Best Rock Album'

Blackbird has amassed a wealth of praise, as his audience and repertoire continue to grow.  An ARIA Top 5 album, showing off Dan’s rockier, grittier side, Blackbird reminded us that here is an artist who can effortlessly traverse multiple musical genres, from blues, roots and soul to all out rock ‘n’ roll. The Melbourne musician followed up the release of Blackbird with a solo EP – Dirty Ground – earlier this month.  The EP features co-writes with legendary local musos Paul Kelly and Paul Dempsey and sees him exploring his softer side across six tracks. After a recent trip to the US and the UK, summer will see Dan return to stages around the nation, for an extensive run of festivals and his own solo shows.  Intimate affairs, the headline tour dates will allow him to fully showcase his unique talent as a singer, songwriter and teller of stories – perfect for fans who would prefer to see him in a close setting, and experience the album and EP in their rawest and most emotive forms. DAN SULTAN (WITH BAND) TOUR DATES Tickets on sale now from www.dansultan.com FRI 28 NOV Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff VIC MON 29 DEC Falls Festival, Lorne VIC TUE 30 DEC  Falls Festival, Byron Bay NSW FRI 31 DEC  Falls Festival, Marion Bay TAS FRI 13 FEB  Zoo Twilights, Melbourne VIC SAT 14 FEB  Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca VIC _____________________________ DAN SULTAN SOLO TOUR DATES Supported by Pierce Brothers Tickets on sale now from www.dansultan.com THU 19/FRI 20 FEB Aurora Spiegeltent, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide SA* SAT 21 FEB  Rockford Wines, Tanunda SA* TUE 24 FEB  Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT WED 25 FEB  Playhouse at Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT FRI 27 FEB Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton WA SAT 28 FEB  Front Garden at Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA SUN 1 MAR  Nannup Music Festival, Nannup WA* FRI 6 MAR  West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul VIC SAT 7 MAR  Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC TUE 10 MAR  Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane QLD WED 11 MAR  Arts Theatre at Gold Coast Arts Centre, Gold Coast QLD FRI 13 MAR  Taronga Zoo, Sydney NSW SAT 14 MAR  Blue Mountains Folks Festival, Katoomba NSW* SUN 15 MAR  Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW TUE 17 MAR  Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle NSW WED 18 MAR  Street Theatre, Canberra ACT THU 19 MAR Street Theatre, Canberra ACT SAT 21 MAR  National Theatre, St Kilda VIC *Pierce Brothers not performing]]>


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Editors Desk – December 2014