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Birds of Tokyo Announce “Broken Strings” Acoustic Tour

Written by Toby Smith on August 12, 2009

Birds Of Tokyo have earned themselves the reputation of being one of Australia’s best live acts, so they are pleased to announce they’re getting back on the road… with a twist.

Two years in the making; the Broken Strings Tour will not only see Birds Of Tokyo in full acoustic mode, but the band will also be accompanied by a grand pianist and string quartet.

Delicately and painstakingly, the band have reinterpreted their own music – arranging it for the Broken Strings Tour format – and have worked closely with renowned producer, composer and long-time collaborator, Anthony Cormican, who has scored the entire concert specifically for an orchestral arrangement.

Alongside Cormican – who has previously written and arranged strings on the band’s Day One and gold-selling Universes albums – Birds Of Tokyo have taken the wonderful ’90s format of the ‘unplugged’ show, and given it a healthy dose of grandiosity. Wanting the experience to be more daring and involved than merely picking up acoustic guitars and brushes instead of running with amplifiers and drum sticks; the band will be performing with a host of instruments – from ukeleles to 12-string guitars – that have been specifically incorporated into the ensemble of string quartet and grand pianist

Hosted in seated theatres Australia-wide, the Broken Strings Tour is an entirely new way to experience Birds Of Tokyo in concert.

Joined on stage by their ever-faithful multi-instrumentalist Glenn Sarangapany; the idea for the Broken Strings Tour first came up after Birds Of Tokyo had completed their Wayside tour, the band set about devising a new concert format in order to get back out on the road.

Two sold-out acoustic shows at Fremantle’s Fly By Night Musicians Club ensued, and it became obvious to the band that the extra textures brought to the band by Sarangapany were just the beginning of something grand. From there, the ideas rapidly snowballed.

Joined on the road by Augie March’s inimitable frontman Glenn Richards (who will be performing solo), Birds Of Tokyo will not only be recording all of the Broken Strings Tour shows for a 2010 live release, but will also be filming the tour for a DVD release.

Intimate and unforgettable; the Broken Strings Tour is Birds Of Tokyo like you’ve never seen them before. All shows are open to all ages. Reserved seating / limited tickets available.

Tickets on Sale Thursday 3rd September 2009 at 9:00am

6th November 2009 – Burswood Theatre, Perth Wa
Tickets from Ticketek Outlets, http://www.ticketek.com.au or Tel 132 849

10th November 2009 – Qpac Concert Hall, Brisbane Qld
Tickets from Qtix Outlets, http://www.qtix.com.au or Tel 136 246

12th November 2009 – Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide Sa
Tickets from Bass Outlets, http://www.bass.net.au or Tel 131 246

14th November 2009 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney Nsw
Tickets from Ticketek Outlets, http://www.ticketek.com.au or Tel 132 849

15th November 2009 – Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Vic
Tickets from Ticketmaster, http://www.ticketmaster.com.au or Tel 13 61 00

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