Tinariwen 2024 Australia Tour

Tinariwen tour Australia June 2024.
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

Pioneers of desert blues, Tinariwen return to Australia in 2024.

Already revealed as part of the Rising Festival (Melbourne) and Vivid Live (Sydney) 2024 programmes, the Grammy Award-winning collective will also headline concerts in Adelaide, Fremantle, Brisbane and Hobart in June.

The Tuareg Saharan group, who formed in 1979 and gained western recognition in the early 2000s, present a distinct assouf style that weaves together West African, Arab, and American blues influences.

During its early years, Tinariwen faced challenges, developing their unique sound against the backdrop of political turmoil in their native Mali.

The band's resilience is epitomised by founding singer, songwriter and guitarist, Ibrahim Ag Alhabib (whose father was lost to Tuareg conflict) who fashioned his first guitar from an oil can and bicycle parts.

The band's ascent from creating music in exile to gaining international recognition is punctuated by collaborations with renowned artists such as Thom Yorke, Robert Plant, Jack White and Warren Ellis.

Their 2024 tour is the first since the release of the band's ninth studio album, 2023's 'Amatssou' ('Beyond The Fear'), which explores the deep-rooted connections between the desert blues of Tinariwen to the country music of rural America, southern rock to German psych-rock.

Tickets on sale from 9am (local time) on 4 April.

Tinariwen 2024 Tour Dates

Sat 1 Jun - Vivid Live @ Sydney Opera House
Sun 2 Jun - The Gov (Adelaide)
Tue 4 Jun - Freo.Social (Fremantle)
Thu 6 Jun - The Triffid (Brisbane)
Fri 7 Jun - Rising Festival @ Forum Melbourne
Sat 8 Jun - Odeon Theatre (Hobart)

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