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Hailed as one of the countries best live performers of the last decade and recipient of an ARIA for Best Australian Live Act, Illy has announced his return to the stage with shows confirmed for January 2021 in Melbourne & Sydney.
THE SPACE BETWEEN LAUNCH SHOWS will see Illy take the stage in his hometown of Melbourne on Friday 15th January at 170 Russell, and at Factory Theatre in Sydney on Wednesday 20th January. These exclusive small capacity launch shows will see Illy - an artist who’s well versed in arena & stadium performances – play his most intimate shows in many years. Fans can expect a curated show from the genre defying artist, that will includes both new and old favourites.
These two very special shows will not only mark Illy’s return to the stage in what’s been a very challenging year for the artist community, but also coincide as a celebration for the launch of Illy’s highly anticipated sixth LP THE SPACE BETWEEN, which is set for release on January 15th.
Illy says "There was no way I wasn’t doing something to celebrate a release week that’s been such a long time coming, and I’m thrilled that that something will be playing live, and talking about the songs, with actual crowds. Bring on 2021.”
THE SPACE BETWEEN will feature already released ‘I Myself & Me’, ‘Cheap Seats’ feat Brisbane outfit WAAX and ‘Loose Ends’, Illy’s collaboration with Australian favourite G Flip. Also featured on THE SPACE BETWEEN is the quick-spitting and energetic ARIA nominated ‘Last Laugh’ , ARIA Platinum single ‘Then What’, ARIA Gold single ‘Lean On Me’ featuring NZ local Robinson, and fan favourite ‘Codes’.
Illy explains “THE SPACE BETWEEN is about change. How much there is from one point to the next, and how those trips - not the destinations - define us. My music has always been about real life, and since last time we spoke, mine happened between albums, relationships, parties, therapy, triumphs, breakdowns, celebrations, mourning … all of it.”
Illy continues “I learnt a lot. About me and people around me. Who’s there for a good time, who’s there for a long time, and who was never really there at all. I learnt to keep it moving, but also to stop and appreciate where you’re at, because the one constant is change. I’m thankful for all of it. It all made this album.”
From 2009 debut LONG STORY SHORT to 2010’s breakout THE CHASE, 2012’s throwback BRING IT BACK , the hugely successful CINEMATIC in 2013 to the benchmark of 2016’s TWO DEGREES –Australia witnessed saw the evolution of Illy as an artist across all spectrums of pop, hip hop, electro and indie.
Now, after 10 + years honing his craft, Illy has earnt his position as an integral part of the musical fabric of our country through his unmatched lyrical bravado and authentic delivery. THE SPACE BETWEEN is the culmination of blood, sweat and tears from one of Australia’s most innovative and respected artists.
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