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8:00pm, Mon 12 December, 2016
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

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Admired English singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas has today announced that she will perform two intimate solo headline shows on her Australian return, at Melbourne’s Howler on Thursday 8th December and Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Monday 12th December.

Just announced as the main support on Coldplay's upcoming Australian stadium dates, and having opened for the superstars across the UK, Europe and Latin America, La Havas will be ready and raring to wow local audiences in solo mode on her return. The eclectic artist last graced our shores in 2013, playing four lauded Sydney Festival shows, as well as Melbourne and Brisbane headline performances.

On her upcoming Australian visit, the songstress will perform songs from her sophomore album 'Blood' along with the acclaimed 2012 debut 'Is Your Love Big Enough'; an album that earned La Havas a Mercury Prize nomination and iTunes 'Best of 2012' Award. 2015's follow up, 'Blood', garnered the singer a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album, and featured as Double J's Album of the Week on release. It is a collection that shakes, shimmies, and swings with imaginative and immersive grooves, and firmly places La Havas front and centre on the 'One to Watch' list.

Sparked by a sensational performance on Later with Jools Holland in 2011, Lianne has gone on to appear on late night television programs The Late Late Show with James Corden and Holland's RTL Late Night Show. A close friendship with Prince was established during Lianne's 2013 American tour, the singer choosing to host a press conference at La Havas' London home the following year. "He heard my music, somehow, two years ago and decided he wanted to meet me," said La Havas. "So after a show in New York, I went to Paisley Park, Prince's studio outside of Minneapolis. We listened to music and had crudit s and tea. He had PG Tips. It was surreal."

La Havas was named by The Guardian as the Best Act at this year's Love Supreme Festival in the UK, who wrote, "Saturday's penultimate act Lianne La Havas stood out with her sweet, powerful voice and darkly humorous lyrics. Everything was done with grace and charm". Consequence of Sound echo the sentiment, calling Lianne's 2015 Chicago performance "entrancing", while Billboard notes that with "just voice and a guitar", La Havas achieves "an impressive level of engagement between audience and performer".

Last year, La Havas performed a three-song set for NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, showing off her superior vocals for the online series that has showcased the likes of Adele, Hozier, Miguel and more. She has sold out headline dates across the world's most prestigious venues - including Brixton Academy and Royal Albert Hall - and has graced the stage at some of the world's biggest music festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and Bestival. She is currently special guest to US breakthrough artist Leon Bridges on his American tour.

During her recent support slot on Coldplay's world tour, Lianne often performed her own interpretation of the beloved Burt Bacharach and Hal David song "Say a Little Prayer", made famous by Aretha Franklin & Dionne Warwick. Her performance of the same song at Belgium's Rock Werchter quickly became one of the highlights from the festival; the feedback from the crowd was so positive and electric that it was released on iTunes.

The stage is set for Lianne La Havas to continue her ascent to become one of the world's most accomplished artists. Australian music fans, don't miss the chance to see this exceptional talent up close and personal on her upcoming solo dates.

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