Australian duo Busby Marou will tour Australia in October and November coinciding with the release of 'The Great Divide', their fourth studio album.
The APRA Award-winning duo will kick off their thirteen date, five-state tour in Brisbane before embarking on a month’s journey across the country including a host of regional shows.
The duo said of the new album: “The Great Divide is not about division or adversaries. It's about recognising that we all have a different account of events in our own lives and celebrating how those differences combine to create a unique and colourful story. Without our great divide, there is no Busby Marou story.”
Just this month, Busby Marou shared the first taste of their forthcoming album with the hit track ‘Over Drinking Over You’. "'Over Drinking Over You’ is a song about when fun habits stop being fun. The symptom is a broken heart and the medicine is the whiskey to endure it.”
One difference between Busby Marou and many other live bands is their ability to captivate a crowd in a country theatre or pub in regional Australia equally as much as in a slick inner-city venue.
The duo make a point of sticking close to their roots by touring regional areas, and regardless of venue, their live performances fill the room with distinct Australian storytelling and heavenly vocal interplay.
Tom and Jeremy have come a long way since they met years ago, busting out tunes in the corner of Rockhampton’s Oxford Hotel to anyone who might listen.
A gift for storytelling, exquisite harmonies and a potent chemistry between the two mates make for a sound which is truly unique to Busby Marou. Their success over the past decade includes millions of global streams, top 20 airplay, three ARIA charting albums and twice winning the APRA Blues & Roots Work of the Year.
Their debut self-titled album was certified ARIA Gold in Australia in 2014, while their follow up album, 'Farewell Fitzroy', debuted at #5 on the album chart. Their most recent album, 'Postcards From The Shell House', released in 2017, is their first ARIA #1 album. Last year, they released their Aussie anthem ‘Sound Of Summer’, which currently has over 2.5 million global streams.
Joining Busby Marou on tour is Gold Coast born-and-bred singer and multi-instrumentalist Bobby Alu, whose chilled out, ukulele-driven tunes nod to a strong family lineage of Polynesian performance and bring a sense of Island-time serenity and gentle optimism to his live shows.
The Australian said of the two Queenslanders – Jeremy Marou from the beautiful Torres Strait Islands, "...know how to improvise, how to pace themselves, how to entertain. And they know their way around everything from plaintive country ballads to bombastic rock & roll wig-outs.”
Leanne Tennant will join Busby Marou in Cairns, with her alternative roots bringing an escape from the everyday, taking inspiration from nature and her own life experiences. Landing firmly on the map with her debut album 'Pull Up Your Britches' in 2015 and follow up 'Red Wine, Late Nights' (2016), Leanne was awarded the esteemed Carol Lloyd Award in 2018.
Now in the process of creating her third album, her sound is expanding into something new and bold, while still remaining true to her alternative roots. The debut single ‘Cherry Cola’ has already had extensive airplay on Double J and BBC Radio.
Fri 25 Oct - The Tivoli Theatre (Brisbane) Sat 26 Oct - Venue 114 (Sunshine Coast) Sun 27 Oct - HOTA (Gold Coast) Thu 31 Oct - Lion Arts Factory (Adelaide) Fri 1 Nov - Freo.Social (Fremantle) Sat 2 Nov - The River (Margaret River) Fri 8 Nov - Palais Hepburn (Hepburn Springs) Sat 9 Nov - The Corner Hotel (Melbourne) Thu 14 Nov - The Cambridge (Newcastle) Fri 15 Nov - The Factory Theatre (Sydney) Sat 16 Nov - Ettamogah Hotel (Sydney) Fri 22 Nov - The Jack (Cairns) Sat 23 Nov - Kirwan Tavern (Townsville)