Ben Kweller is heading back to Australia in March 2012 for a run of shows as part of the the Hi-Fi Shoreline Series. The Hi-Fi Shoreline Series will celebrate the opening of the Sydney Hi Fi venue with a number of touring acts coming out including Manchester Orchestra.
Kweller will be kicking things off in the new venue, taking the Sydney Hi-Fi stage on Friday 2 March, before playing to a QLD crowd at the Hi-Fi’s Brisbane venue on Sunday 4 March. His last performance on this Aussie trip will see him take on the Melbourne Hi-Fi, Monday 5 March.
Kweller will release his new album Go Fly A Kite in February 2012 on his own label, The Noise Co.
Speaking about his new label, Kweller said:
When I signed my first record deal 15 years ago, many artists had little understanding of, or interest in, the contracts that would eventually bind their musical future, I was one of those artists. Fortunately, I’ve been lucky to make my music with little interference. I’ve worked with some great people, most of whom I remain friends with today.
Unfortunately, we’ve all been operating within an antiquated system that doesn’t work anymore. The Noise Co. is another step in creating my own system. It gives me the opportunity to work directly with people in the industry who were previously ‘off-limits’.
Ben Kweller 2012 Australian Tour Dates
Friday 2nd March – Hi-Fi, Sydney
Sunday 4th March – Hi Fi, Brisbane
Monday 5th March – Hi-Fi, Melbourne
*Tickets on sale 9am, Monday 19th December