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7:30pm, Mon 25 March, 2013

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On the back of a successful, but all too brief Australian tour this month, Chugg Entertainment and Bluesfest Touring are delighted to confirm a prompt return to Australia for Newton Faulkner. Following the release of Write It On Your Skin, his third studio album, demand has been high for the English singer-songwriter, playing four intimate club shows this month, including sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Newton will be coming back in 2013 for an extensive run of dates around Australia, including an appearance at Bluesfest and West Coast Blues & Roots Festival 2013.

The tour will start in Adelaide at Fowler's Live on Monday 25th March, Uni Bar in Wollongong on Wednesday 27th March, The Abbey in Canberra on Thursday 28th March, The Tivoli in Brisbane on Tuesday 2nd April, Lizotte's in Kincumber on Friday 5th April, Lizottes in Newcastle on Sunday 7th April, The Metro in Sydney on Tuesday 9th April, finishing up in Melbourne with a shows at The Prince on Thursday 11th April and the Caravan Music Club on Sunday 14th April. Newton will also be appearing at Bluesfest in Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend. Tickets for all solo shows go on sale at 9am, Friday 28th September.

After years of invention, innovation, reinvention and creation, Newton Faulkner has returned with his third album, Write It On Your Skin. How has he reimagined things this time? The dreadlocked balladeer has opened himself up to the talents of other writers and players. Not, it should be hastily added, the latest Scandinavian pop hit-machine maestros. And not the best Los Angeles session vets. True to idiosyncratic form, Faulkner has squirreled out empathetic and unique talents to help colour out his always robustly melodic songs.

Still only 27 years of age, Newton Faulkner's career has followed an illustrious trajectory in which he released three studio albums that garnered him universal acclaim. Faulkner's rise was sharp, reaching number one on the UK charts in 2007 as a youthful troubadour and his guitar with his debut release Hand Built By Robots, an album that went platinum in both the UK and Australia. Where his debut introduced the world to the fleet-fingered prince's sparkling guitar pop, 2009's follow up Rebuilt By Humans further cemented Faulkner's place as one of the world's best one-man bands.

The first single off the new album, Clouds was written by Newton in a garage in the LA sunshine with his brother Toby and Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet). The track sums up over-riding themes on the album, which is "I know things appear to be bad now but they will get better." During the recording process of the album, Faulkner opened himself up to the talents of other writers and players with his brother (aka songwriter Billy Battenberg), Farrar and production writing pair, Nexus. The result is an album bristling with spontaneity and the best kind of DIY imagination.

Whether you missed out on his swift September string of dates, or are longing to experience another spellbinding performance, there is no excuse to miss Newton Faulkner on his sweeping Australian tour in 2013.