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Jake Bugg Announces Acoustic Aussie Tour

 

 

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The prodigious 23-year-old Nottingham native has announced a 2018 tri-city tour along Australia’s east coast, kicking off at The Factory in Sydney on April 19th.

Having spent the past five years constantly touring and recording, everybody’s favourite folk troubadour Jake Bugg will be playing a solo acoustic set featuring music from his already extensive back catalogue, along with new music from his brand new fourth album Hearts that Strain.

After hitting Sydney, Bugg will play Melbourne’s The Croxton Band Room on April 20th and Brisbane’s The Triffid on Saturday April 21st.


Recorded with super producer and Black Keys front man Dan Auerbach, Hearts that Strain reveals a side to Bugg’s work less prominent in his previous albums. The pair worked in Nashville and there is a distinctive country feel running throughout the songs that could only have been picked up on the old dusty trail unique to the US south, typified by songs like How Soon The Dawn and Waiting. The latter even features a duet with Noah Cyrus - of that Cyrus family.

Miley’s younger sister does the family proud on the heart-wrenching piano ballad that announces Bugg’s arrival to a grander stage. It shows have far the singer has come since his early days, with a tenderness not present on his breakthrough hits Lighting Bolt and Trouble Town. Fans can expect both old and new Bugg on his 2018 tour, with his ability to mix countrified crooning with raucous romping making for a great live spectacle on the stage.



Tour Dates

THURSDAY, 19 APRIL: THE FACTORY - SYDNEY

FRIDAY, 20 APRIL: THE CROXTON BANDROOM - MELBOURNE

SATURDAY, 21 APRIL: THE TRIFFID - BRISBANE

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