Victorian rock ‘n’ roller Dan Sultan is to join forces with Alexander Gow of fellow Melbournites Oh Mercy for a national tour this July.
The eight-date tour is designed to showcase simplified versions of their songs, thus the gigs will take place in relatively small venues, as The Music Network reports.
Gow and Oh Mercy are still enjoying the afterglow of the release of their second album, the Mitchell Froom-produced Great Barrier Reef, the follow-up to their debut Privilege Woes. The band have plans themselves for this winter, including an appearance at the Splendour In The Grass festival in Woodford, Queensland.
Sultan has seen his star rise significantly in the last year, scoring two ARIA Awards for his well-received sophomore record Get Out While You Can – although that LP came out way back in 2009, so a new effort from Mr Sultan should be due sometime soon, maybe.
The partnership between Sultan and Gow reportedly came about after the two bumped into each other in the street in Sydney. A mutual interest in football (AFL, presumably) sparked the flame of friendship between them, and eventually they decided to tour together. Tickets for their shows together are on sale now, and the tour dates are:
Thursday July 7, Performing Arts Centre, Geelong, VIC
Friday July 8, National Theatre, St Kilda, VIC
Saturday July 9, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Thursday July 14, Sussex Inlet Tavern, NSW
Friday July 15, Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday July 16, The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Thursday July 21, The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday July 22, Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA