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Emma Swift Announces 2021 National Tour With Her Bob Dylan Tribute Album ‘Blonde On The Tracks’

Emma Swift is hot off the release of her Bob Dylan tribute album Blonde On The Tracks, and now she’s ready to take it on a nationwide Australian tour.

Released in August of last year, the album was recorded in Nashville. The forthcoming tour will mark Swift’s first Australian shows as she’s been living in America for the majority of the pandemic.

“I am so, so thrilled to be returning to Australia to play songs from the ‘Blonde on the Tracks’ album live this year,” Swift said in a press statement.

“This will be the first ever full band performance of these songs in a live setting, and I can’t wait to bring the album to life on stage.” 

“The album has had an enormous amount of love and I can’t wait to come home and sing these songs, as well as a selection of classics and fun rarities from Dylan’s magnificent canon.”

Swift’s band includes some notable names, the most recognisable of which is Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton.

After living in lockdown in the United States for most of the past year, it is going to be a real thrill to be taking the record on tour with a five-piece band,” she said.

“As a long-time Powderfinger fan, it’s especially exciting to be working with Darren Middleton as band leader. He’s an exceptional musician and wonderful collaborator and we’re planning a very special experience for the live show.”

Check out the dates, venues and ticketing info for the tour below.

Emma Swift 2021 ‘Blonde On The Tracks’ Australian Tour

Live Nation presale opens 12pm Wednesday, 21st April

General sale opens 12pm Thursday, 22nd April

Thursday, 17th June

Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Tickets: Live Nation

Saturday, 19th June

Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong

Tickets: Live Nation

Sunday, 20th June

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Tickets: Live Nation

Tuesday, 22nd June

Astor Theatre, Perth

Tickets: Live Nation

Thursday, 24th June

Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane

Tickets: Live Nation

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