Chari XCX Collaborator Lauv Announces First-Ever Australian Tour

Charli XCX collaborator and ‘I Like Me Better’ tunesmith Lauv (real name Ari Leff) is coming down under next year for his first-ever Australian tour.

The muso, who had a hand in writing Charli XCX’s chart-scorcher ‘Boys’ will be arriving on our shores in March of 2018 to perform three dates across the east coast in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

To amplify the big announcement, Lauv has also flipped the whole album format on its head and given it a shake, announcing his innovative new “dynamic playlist” dubbed I met you when I was 18.

Basically, it’s a stream of tracks that will grow and change over the coming months as he pieces together the project, changing the track order, adding new tunes and evolving the playlist as he himself evolves as a creator.

“This has all been part of the same story. a chapter of my life,” he says. “Moving to New York City when I was 18 for school and not knowing who I was or who I wanted to be.

“Falling in love for the first time and being in a four-year relationship that taught me everything about myself, the world, and how to love…

“I did the only thing I knew how to do and turn my feelings into songs and share them. But the songs have been out of order. I didn’t realise it then, and the truth is I’m still figuring it out, but there’s a thread and all I know is I want to share it with you guys the same way I’ve been piecing it together myself.

“So starting today, I’ve put all of these songs in order as a playlist. It’s called I met you when I was 18. The puzzle is incomplete, and I’m going to be releasing A LOT of new music that fills in the gaps until this chapter of my life is fully told, starting with a new song on November 17. I’ve never been so excited and scared to share myself fully with the world, and the truth is you guys have inspired and empowered meto be so vulnerable.”

Catch all the details of Lauv’s debut Aussie tour below, alongside the current tracklist for his new project I met you when I was 18.

Lauv 2018 Australian Tour

Tuesday, 13th March

The Triffid, Brisbane (18+)

Tickets: Venue Website

Tuesday, 15th March

Metro Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)

Tickets: Ticketek

Friday, 16th March

Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)

Tickets: Venue Website

‘I met you when I was 18’ Current Track List

1. I Like Me Better

2. Comfortable

3. The Other

4. Reforget

5. The Story Never Ends

6. Come Back Home

7. Question (ft. Travis Mills)

8. Easy Love

9. Adrenaline

10. Breathe

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