Revered UK songstress Laura Marling has announced Australian tour dates for early next year on the back of her appearance on the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2012 line-up. This will be her third trip to our country, performing solo shows at the Forum Theatre, Melbourne and a special show at the
Moving beyond her nu-folk tag with her highly-acclaimed new album A Creature I Don’t Know, and showing further depth and wisdom in her songwriting and lyricism, she’s being hailed as NME’s Best Solo Artist and anointed Best British Female at the recent Brit Awards, all this at just 21 years of age.
Marling first grabbed the world’s attention with her softly spoken and obscenely talented debut Alas I Cannot Swim in 2008. She was just 17 when she penned standout single Ghosts. She toured the album down under, playing her inaugural Splendour in the Grass plus several rewarding sideshows.
Having charmed Glastonbury festival, BBC’s Later with Jools Holland, Radio 1 Sessions, and supported hero Ryan Adams, LAURA caps off this year with a sold-out UK cathedral tour and a string of performances across Europe. Come early 2012, it is Australia’s turn to again.
A Creature I Don’t Know is out now.
Laura Marling Australian Tour 2012 – Laneway Sideshows
Thursday, 2nd February
Forum Theatre, Melbourne
With Special Guests Husky
Tickets from Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com.au, or 136 100
Tickets on Sale 9am Friday, November 25th
Thursday 9th February
Presented by Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Tickets from sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7777
Tickets on Sale 9am Monday, November 21st
Laura Marling will also be playing the 2012 St. Jeromes Laneway Festival.