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Hiatus Kaiyote to Perform with the Dreamboat Orchestra at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall

Melbourne outfit Hiatus Kaiyote have announced a one-off show at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall with the Dreamboat Orchestra. The band will appear on Friday, 23rd February, with the orchestral arrangements spearheaded by renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Miguel Atwood Ferguson.

Hiatus will play a range of tracks from their three albums – 2012’s Tawk Tomahawk, 2015’s Choose Your Weapon, and 2021’s Mood Valiant – and have promised to preview some unreleased material.

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The orchestral Hamer Hall performance follows similar shows at the Sydney Opera House earlier this year, and at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Flying Lotus in 2022. “It will be a dream to perform these stunning arrangements in the Hamer Hall, we can’t wait to share this experience with you.”

The band’s latest album, 2021’s Mood Valiant, arrived six years after their hugely successful second LP, Choose Your Weapon. Between the two albums, frontperson Nai Palm released a debut solo album, and also battled breast cancer.

“When you think your life is going to be taken away from you, it makes you think about who you are,” Palm said about returning for Mood Valiant. “I guess after the breast cancer scare I decided that I needed to prove to life that the offering I have is genuine. My only wish is to live and offer my experience of time and beauty.”

Further Reading

REVIEW: Hiatus Kaiyote – Enmore Theatre Sydney, 18/12/2021

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Listen To Hiatus Kaiyote’s New Song, ‘Chivalry Is Not Dead’

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