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Jen Cloher Announces National Tour

Written by Toby Smith on July 22, 2009

Following a sell-out album launch in Melbourne, feature albums on Triple R and Radio Adelaide, and some of the most remarkable album reviews for an Australian songwriter in recent memory, Jen Cloher is pleased to announce a national encore tour for her acclaimed second album Hidden Hands.

Embarking on their most extensive tour to date, Jen Cloher and The Endless Sea will play their first ever West Australian headline shows on Friday 4 September at the Prince of Wales in Bunbury and Saturday 5 September at Mojo’s in Fremantle. They will then head to Adelaide to play two dates at the Wheatsheaf Hotel on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September before a brief stop-over in Melbourne at the Corner Hotel on Saturday 19 September.

Their next destination is New South Wales where they will play the Basement in Sydney on Thursday 24 September, the Clarendon Guest House in Katoomba on Friday 25 September and the Milton Theatre in Milton on Saturday 26 September. They will then head to Tasmania to play their first headline shows at the Hotel New York in Launceston on Friday 2 October and the Republic Bar in Hobart on Saturday 3 October. The tour will wrap in Brisbane on Friday 9 October at the Troubadour, and Saturday 10 October at Bon Amici Café in Toowoomba.

Recorded live over seven days at Woodstock Studios in Melbourne, Hidden Hands is the follow up to Jen Cloher and the Endless Sea’s critically acclaimed ARIA nominated debut album Dead Wood Falls (2006). Following the release, Cloher and her band The Endless Sea spent two years on the road supporting the likes of Jose Gonzales, Laura Veirs, Missy Higgins, Ben Lee, Josh Pyke and Mia Dyson as well as completing several national headline tours of their own. They were invited to join some impressive festival line-ups including Homebake, The Falls and Queenscliff and were selected alongside Lior and Blue King Brown in welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Australia as part of the One Earth concert.

Jen retreated to the picturesque surrounds of New Zealand shortly after, to write material for Hidden Hands. The result is an incredibly personal and intimate record, which explores a more expansive musical palette and better represents the country-rock grit and grace of The Endless Sea’s live performances.

Consisting of Jen Cloher (vocals, guitar), Geoff Dunbar (bass), Jen Sholakis (drums), Biddy Connor (viola, musical saw), and Michael Hubbard (guitar), Jen Cloher and The Endless Sea are excited to make a return to the live circuit in 2009.

Friday 4 September – The Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA

Supported by Felicity Groom & The Black Black Smoke

Free entry

Presented by Drum Media Perth

Saturday 5 September – Mojo’s, Fremantle WA

Supported by Felicity Groom & The Black Black Smoke

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545), www.heatseeker.com.au, Mills (Fremantle), Planet (Mt Lawley), Star Surf (Perth)

Presented by Drum Media Perth

Saturday 12 September – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA

Supported by Kid Sam

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545), all OzTix outlets & the venue

Presented by Rip It Up


Sunday 13 September – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA (afternoon show)

Supported by Kid Sam

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545), all OzTix outlets & the venue

Presented by Rip It Up


Sunday 19 September – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

Supported by Ned Collette, Luluc and Kid Sam

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545) , Corner box office (03 9427 9198) & all OzTix outets

Presented by Inpress and Triple R

Thursday 24 September – The Basement, Sydney NSW

Supported by Kid Sam

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545), www.moshtix.com.au (ph 1300 438 849), Mojo Music & Moshtix outlets. For dinner and show tickets: By phone (9251 2797) or at the venue

Presented by Drum Media Sydney

Friday 25 September – Claredon Guest House, Katoomba NSW

Supported by Kid Sam

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545) & the venue (02 4782 1322)

Presented by Drum Media Sydney

Saturday 26 September – Milton Theatre, Milton NSW

Supported by Kid Sam

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545), Malibu Music (ulladulla), Country Leather (Milton)

Presented by Drum Media Sydney

Friday 2 October – Hotel New York, Launceston TAS

With special guests to be announced

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545), Mojo Music (Launceston), Collector’s Corner (Burnie), Red Hot CDs (Devonport)

Saturday 3 October – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS

With special guests to be announced

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545), www.republicbar.com, (ph 1300 438 849), Moshtix outlets & the venue


Friday 9 October – The Troubadour, Brisbane QLD

Supported by Kate Bradley & The Goodbye Horses, and Timothy Carroll

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545) & all OzTix outlets

Saturday 10 October – Bon Amici Cafe, Toowoomba QLD

Supported by Kate Bradley & The Goodbye Horses

Tickets available from: www.jencloher.com (ph 1300 762 545) , all OzTix outlets & over the bar at the venue

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