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Wilco Announces Australian Tour in March 2024

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Australian music fans have a reason to rejoice as the iconic American band Wilco has just unveiled their much-anticipated tour dates, which include a series of concerts set to electrify stages across the Land Down Under in March 2024. Wilco, celebrated for their genre-defying sound and captivating live performances, is all set to provide a musical extravaganza that will undoubtedly leave audiences in awe.

Wilco’s Australian tour marks a significant return to international stages after a brief hiatus, and fans couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to witness their favorite band perform live once again. The tour is expected to be a highlight of Australia’s music calendar in 2024.

From their humble mid-‘90s alt-country origins, WILCO have manifestly become better with age. Founding member and ringleader Jeff Tweedy and Uncle Tupelo bandmate John Stirratt are joined by Nels Cline, Pat Sansone, Glenn Kotche and Mikael Jorgensen, who together as WILCO have gone from strength to strength paving their own unique path to sonic greatness. 

With a career spanning over two decades, Wilco has built a reputation for pushing musical boundaries and creating a sound that defies easy categorisation. Their eclectic blend of rock, folk, and alternative influences, coupled with Jeff Tweedy’s distinctive vocals and poetic songwriting, has garnered them a dedicated global fanbase.

Wilco’s live performances are known for their energy, spontaneity, and the band’s ability to create an immersive musical experience that transcends genres. Audiences can expect to hear a mix of their beloved hits such as “California Stars,” “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,” and “Impossible Germany,” alongside tracks from their latest albums.

Australian fans are advised to secure their tickets early, as Wilco’s concerts have a history of selling out quickly. This tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the band’s evolution and the depth of their musical catalog.

Wilco’s music has been a soundtrack to many of our lives, and the anticipation for their Australian tour is palpable. This tour promises to be a musical odyssey that fans won’t want to miss.

Joining WILCO on their Australian crusade is Australian folk diviner LEAH SENIOR, supporting all shows except Sydney Opera House.

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12 – PRINCESS THEATRE, BRISBANE, QLD with LEAH SENIOR

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13 – PRINCESS THEATRE, BRISBANE, QLD with LEAH SENIOR // SOLD OUT

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15 – CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA, ACT with LEAH SENIOR

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16 – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE, VIC with LEAH SENIOR // NEW SHOW

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17 – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE, VIC with LEAH SENIOR // SOLD OUT

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18 – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE, VIC with LEAH SENIOR // SOLD OUT

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21 – OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY, NSW

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22 – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY, NSW with LEAH SENIOR // NEW SHOW

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For ticket information and to purchase tickets, visit Love Police at https://www.lovepolice.com.au/tourscurrent-1/wilco

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Wilco’s musical genius live in Australia. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable musical journey in March 2024!

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Jayne Denham Shares Her “Moonshine”

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In the latest episode of the Country HQ Spotlight On podcast, we are over the moon to be welcoming special guest Jayne Denham, wherein listeners can expect an engaging conversation about her journey in the music industry. Known for her powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics, Jayne Denham has made waves in the country music landscape, and are a feature of her latest album MOONSHINE.

Hosted by Adam Simon, the podcast delves into Jayne’s artistic vision, influences, and experiences that have shaped her career.

Whether you’re a die-hard country music enthusiast or simply curious about the stories behind the songs, this podcast provides an intimate look into the lives of artists like Jayne Denham.

So grab your headphones, tune in, and immerse yourself in the world of country music with Jayne Denham as your guide!

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Caitlyn Shadbolt Returns With All Star Single

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Caitlyn Shadbolt’s “Country Music Never Made More Sense” is her latest single release after a short break. Melanie Dyer, Sammy White, and Sarah Buckley form a formidable trio to join Caitlyn on the single, which is a playful tribute to country music. All of them, plus Camille Trail, contributed to the composition of the song during a girls’ songwriting weekend.

“’I got together with the girls for a writing weekend. We planned to be all professional and split into groups and write in the studio, but we ended up having a couple of wines and writing this song around the fire! I feel like this song is extra relevant right now as country music is cranking and it’s never made more sense!”

Caitlyn Shadbolt is a top songwriter and performer in Australia’s modern country music scene. With the help of ABC MUSIC, Caitlyn was able to release her first album, “Songs On My Sleeve” (May 2017), after reaching the finals of Season 6 of The ‘X Factor’ Australia (2014). The album debuted at number one on the ARIA Country Albums chart upon its release. For eight weeks running, the lead single “My Break Up Anthem” was the most played song on Country Radio, and it also topped the CountryTown National Airplay Chart, while the CMC Award for Best New Artist and a nomination for Female Artist of the Year were both given to Caitlyn in recognition of her accomplishments.

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“A Bird That Won’t Sing” Comes Straight From The ‘Hart’

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“In The Midnight Sky Alone” is the most recent album by soulful alt-country troubadour Rick Hart of Melbourne, Australia and the single “A Bird That Won’t Sing” is the new single from the album.

Rick Hart’s signature style is a melodically flowing, harmony-laden environment overlaid with the profound grief of his words and visuals. All of Hart’s tracks have the signature Americana and country sounds that make him unique. There is a noticeable amount of Wilco and The Jayhawks influence.

An emotionally charged story on the harsh truth of heartbreak. Everything that was once is gone, and with it comes an unwavering sense of regret and the knowledge that change is inevitable.

“Rick Hart writes and delivers beautiful country songs – they are thoughtful, poignant, heartbreaking and smart,” remarked legendary Australian musician and songwriter Lachlan Bryan of Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes and The Pleasures, who co-produced Hart’s third long play . “I wanted to work on this record because I already believed every word he sings, and after spending weeks in the studio with Rick and his guitar, I now KNOW them all to be true”

Early reviews of the album indicate it’s amazing reach and potential to appear on several year end top ten lists, even though we are not even at the halfway point yet.

Based on Michael George Smith’s review of the album ‘In The Midnight Sky Alone’ in Rhythms Magazine, “the songwriter that the record portrays is a storyteller of the heart.”

“You really should listen to this album in its entirety because, first, if you skip around, you’ll miss out on some of the characters and stories told throughout, and second, if you just listen to a couple of songs, you won’t get nearly the whole experience that this album offers. I get that we live in a singles-based culture, and I’ll admit that there are a number of tracks that would grab my attention if I only listened to the singles, but listening to the entire album has been incredibly rewarding.”
‘In The Midnight Sky Alone’ album review in RAGMAG

“Hart is a refreshing counterpart to the plethora of male singers who have gone awry of country tradition. Hart is a perfect antidote to whatever bro-hangover still looms over us and has the same refreshing appeal that Sam Outlaw’s debut album had”. For The Country Record

“This is impressive songwriting! The melodic aspects perfectly capture the emotional tone of the songs. The classic alt country/R&B musical aspects are brilliant. It’s a genuine pleasure to review this exceptionally high level of songwriting.“ The Great American Songwriting Contest

“With his deeply soulful voice, Rick Hart journeys to the heart of modern Americana-alt-country, where frankness, sadness and songs collide.” Greg Arnold (Things of Stone and Wood)

“I’ve worked with Rick Hart, and he’s a superb songwriter! Rick’s music is a unique combination of roots and country.” – Bill Chambers (Australian Country Music Icon) –

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