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This winter, for the first time in two and a half years, Guy Sebastian will be taking his band on the road with a hit-laden Then & Now regional tour. One of Australia’s most popular and successful male artists, Guy will bring a blockbuster set to some of his favorite regional cities throughout June and July.
Recent releases from Guy’s current album, Conscious, such as Bloodstone & Set In Stone, will be performed alongside songs which have shaped his illustrious career for the past 15 years and made him one of Australia’s most enduring artists, with over 40 platinum-certified releases and more than three million sales to date. Fans will also be treated to a sneak peek of his highly anticipated new material, set to be released later in the year.
Of this tour, and what’s in store for 2018, Guy says: “This year has started off so well for me. I’ve spent a lot of time writing new material and preparing a new body of work that really excites me, and I can’t wait to share it soon. One of my favourite things to do is perform live and I’m excited to bring my music to fans who live more remotely and get back to some amazing locations across Australia. I’m creating a show that will be a unique, one of a kind experience for my loyal fans.
On his fans and what motivates him, he added: “The feedback I receive from people who respond to my music is so humbling, particularly when I receive messages on social media or letters saying that a song has helped someone through a difficult time. The power of music is my driving force and being able to affect people in that way is so liberating and something that I really treasure. My fans are all amazing so I love spending time with them, and I really feed off their energy when I’m out there on stage!”
Supporting Guy on his Then & Now tour is Aussie-born, Chicago-based singer Fatai. Since releasing her debut single Purple in late 2015, and her debut EP Undone shortly after, Fatai has gone on to sell out multiple headline tours in North America, Australia and New Zealand, and she is currently working on her sophomore EP. Sebastian fans will already be familiar with Fatai as she dueted with him on his song Lightning, from his Madness record, and also featured on Guy’s Eurovision 2015 song, Tonight Again. With soaring vocals that are powerful yet delicate, hosting great depth and sincerity, Fatai knows how to truly captivate an audience, taking them on a journey through story and melody.
The regional run of shows will see Sebastian and his band travel around northern and southern NSW, across the Victorian border to Frankston, Geelong, Shepparton and Dandenong, over to the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, and up to northern Queensland.
Guy will kick off the tour with a special debut entertainment show in the newly refurbished and renovated Wollongong Town Hall on Saturday June 9th, making local history.
“I have a love affair with the south coast of NSW – it’s my second home and where I go to refuel and spend treasured time with my family. I also try to fit in a bit of golf and fishing when I’m there!” Guy says.
Since bursting into the consciousness of the Australian public in 2003, when he was crowned the first winner of Australian Idol, Guy has gone on to become the only Australian male artist in history to achieve six number one singles and two number one albums. To date, Guy has had 42 platinum-certified releases, sold over 3.7 million singles and albums, and his first #1 solo single, Angels Brought Me Here, still holds the record for the fastest selling single in ARIA chart history.
7:30pm, 10 July 2018