Nashville-based Australian singer-songwriter, Emma Swift is headed home in June for a run of shows performing songs from her Bob Dylan tribute album 'Blonde On The Tracks'.
The Americana, folk artist will return to Australia with shows planned in Melbourne, Wollongong, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.
An ARIA-nominated musician, Emma will be joined by a star-studded band led by former Powderfinger guitarist Darren Middleton. She'll also share the stage with Marty Brown (Clare Bowditch Band) on drums, Mark Wilson (Jet) on bass, Louis Macklin (Jet) on keys, and Kathleen Halloran (Kate Ceberano Band) on guitar.
"After living in lockdown in the United States for most of the past year
, it is going to be a real thrill to be taking the record on tour with a five-piece band," Swift says.
"As a long-time Powderfinger fan, it's especially exciting to be working with Darren Middleton as band leader. He's an exceptional musician and wonderful collaborator, and we're planning a very special experience for the live show.
"This will be the first ever full band performance of these songs in a live setting, and I can't wait to bring the album to life on stage.
"The album has had an enormous amount of love and I can't wait to come home and sing these songs, as well as a selection of classics and fun rarities from Dylan's magnificent canon."
Tickets go on sale 22 April at 12pm local time. More information.
Emma Swift 2021 Tour Dates
Thu 17 Jun - Palais Theatre (Melbourne)Sat 19 Jun - Anita's Theatre (Wollongong)Sun 20 Jun - City Recital Hall (Sydney)Tue 22 Jun - Astor Theatre (Perth)Thu 24 Jun - The Fortitude Music Hall (Brisbane)