The Stella Donnelly (finally made some friends) Australian Tour
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Stella Donnelly is delighted to share details of her forthcoming Australian headline tour today. Supported by Alice Skye and a number of other special guests, the tour will take place this November and December and will be the first nationwide run to feature her live band.
Hitting venues in Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, the tour will also include a number of U18's shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Singer-songwriter Alice Skye will join Stella along the east coast and in Adelaide. Skye is a Wergaia woman originally from country Victoria, she grew up aside the sandstone mountains and wildflowers of the Grampians. Still inspired by her roots, Alice now calls Melbourne home.
The tour will cap off a busy 2018 for Donnelly who is currently supporting Natalie Prass on tour in the US. Having just wrapped up a string of headline dates in the UK/EU, she will also play a number of intimate shows in America before returning to Europe to play a series of international festival slots - including Pitchfork Festival Paris, Iceland Airwaves and Sonic City curated by Courtney Barnett - prior to heading home.
In 2017 Donnelly shared her debut EP Thrush Metal. Featuring break-out tracks 'Mechanical Bull' and the impactful 'Boys Will Be Boys', the release scored the inaugural Bigsound Levi's Music Prize, the J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year and the WAM Award for Song of The Year.
The '...finally made some friends' tour will showcase the first taste of new music from Stella who was recently lauded as one of the most iconic storytellers in Australian music. Stella will round out the year at South Gippsland's NYE On The Hill before heading to the Central Coast for Mountain Sounds Festival. She will also support John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins on their co-headline tour which kicks off in February at Kings Park in Perth.
Stella Donnelly has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to The Yiriman Project to support their intergenerational, "on-Country" cultural program, conceived and developed directly by Elders from four Kimberly language groups. The program is aimed at strengthening individual and community well-being through traditional knowledge and governance.