Chelsea Wolfe announces 2020 Australia & New Zealand tour
Celebrated US gothic-rock/folk/doom-metal luminary CHELSEA WOLFE has announced her first full tour of Australia since 2012, scheduled for June this year.
Following her first ever New Zealand tour with shows in Auckland & Wellington, Chelsea Wolfe will bring her visceral, vivid live performance to Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane.
Wolfe will tour with her four-piece band, as well as bringing along Sargent House labelmate EMMA RUTH RUNDLEperforming solo as support.
Chelsea Wolfe will perform a career-spanning set on this tour, including songs from her new album “Birth of Violence”released last September.
Chelsea Wolfe last played in Australia in 2016 for Tasmania’s Dark Mofo event, with her last full national tour back in 2012.
Since then, she has continued to earn a cult following worldwide, propelling her previous albums ‘Hiss Spun’(2017) & ‘Abyss’ (2015) onto the Billboard 200 albums chart and further critical acclaim.
From Roskilde Festival to selling out clubs worldwide, Chelsea Wolfe’s versatility as a performer and songwriter is on full display at her live performances, whether solo or with her band.
2020 will mark 10 years since her debut ‘The Grime and The Glow’was released, sparking a career that has influenced and inspired fans across continents to appreciate life in both its darkness and light.
‘Birth of Violence’was written and recorded in solitude at home in Northern California. Following the brooding heaviness of ‘Hiss Spun’, Wolfe chose to return to her folk roots. These songs describe ‘an internal awakening of feminine energy, a connection to the maternal spirit of the Earth and a defiant stance against the destructive and controlling forces of a greedy and hostile patriarchy.’
Opening track ‘The Mother Road’quickly establishes this sound: simultaneously unnerving and soothing. Whilst critical reviews have been positive, it’s perhaps the feedback from her fans that best describes the power and allure of Chelsea Wolfe in its simplest form:
‘After the doomy heaviness of Hiss Spun, another acoustic record – she seriously can nail it in any style’
‘Her heavier, doomy records got me into her music, but her acoustic material is completely entrancing.’
‘I cannot believe I am lucky enough to be alive in a time where Chelsea Wolfe exists’
Chelsea Wolfe will be joined at all shows on this tour by singer songwriter EMMA RUTH RUNDLE. The curator of this year’s Roadburn Festival, Emma Ruth Rundle is revered for her powerful and evocative songwriting as much as her artistic flair and versatility. In addition to her work with renowned groups RED SPAROWES, MARRIAGES & THE NOCTURNES, Emma has released five solo records, most recently 2018’s ‘On Dark Horses.’ Her passionate live performances are renowned as much as her songcraft and Australian & Kiwi fans will finally get to experience her live performances for the first time ever this June.
CHELSEA WOLFE AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR
with special guest EMMA RUTH RUNDLE
June 5 – San Fran, Wellington NZ
June 6 – Galatos, Auckland NZ
June 8 – The Gov, Adelaide SA
June 10 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
June 12 – Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
June 13 – Max Watts, Melbourne VIC
June 14 – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Tickets on sale from birdsrobe.com & chelseawolfe.com
Presented by Bird’s Robe, Valhalla & Sargent House