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Laura Marling Announces Splendour 2013 Sideshows For July

Written by James Arnold-Garvey on May 16, 2013

The latest in the seemingly endless wave of artist sideshows for Splendour In The Grass 2013 has just been announced, with Laura Marling locking in a series of intimate all-ages gigs on a tour that will encompass Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Seemingly to counteract the big-stage festival vibe of SITG, Laura has chosen to embrace a quality-over-quantity atmosphere for her sideshows, with the chosen venue for each city being a church. Obviously, these places are built with acoustics in mind, and one can imagine Laura’s stripped-back, delicate folky sounds reverberating large throughout locations like St Stephens in Sydney.

Laura’s latest album Once I Was An Eagle is just around the corner, due for release locally on 24th May, and it’s already garnering rave reviews in her home country, with Q Magazine describing the affair as “beautiful, heartfelt, searching and sublime”. Can’t argue with that! We’re sure to hear a selection of brand-new tunes from that album on this tour, like the newly released Master Hunter (below), alongside those from her fantastic debut Alas I Cannot Swim and sophomore favourite I Speak Because I Can.

Tickets for this sure-to-sell-out series are set at $70 + booking fee, and will be available via pre-sale to members of the Heavenly Sounds mailing list from 2pm AEST next Thursday, 23rd May, with general release hitting Ticketek on the following Tuesday, 28th May at 9am AEST.

UPDATE 27/05/13:

As predicted, tickets for these shows are going like hotcakes, with the Sydney and Melbourne pre-sale tickets selling out. But lucky for you, the English singer-songwriter has announced 2 new shows. On Monday, 22nd July, you can catch Ms Marling at St Stephen’s Uniting Church in Sydney, or if you’re a south of the border type, get along to St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne on Wednesday, 31st July. Tickets for all shows will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, 28th May at 9:00am AEST through Ticketek.

UPDATE 5/06/2013:

Due to overwhelming demand in Sydney, Laura Marling has added a third show at St Stephen’s Uniting Church on Wednesday, 24th July, which will go on sale at 9am on Thursday June 6 after her first two shows on Monday July 22 and Tuesday July 23 sold out within 24 hours.

Watch: Laura Marling – Master Hunter

Laura Marling Splendour In The Grass 2013 Sideshows

Monday, 22nd July – SOLD OUT
St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney

Tuesday, 23rd July – SOLD OUT
St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney

Wednesday, 24th July – NEW SHOW
St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney

Thursday, 25th July – ALL AGES
Flinders Street Baptist Church, Adelaide

Friday, 26th July – ALL AGES
St Joseph’s Church, Subiaco, Perth

Tuesday, 30th July – SOLD OUT
St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne

Wednesday, 31st July – ALL AGES – NEW SHOW
St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne

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