South-African-born and Brooklyn-based synth-pop maestro Jean-Philip Grobler a.k.a. St. Lucia founder and frontman has confirmed a return to Australian shores this coming April for a swift run of east coast tour dates, bringing in tow the outfit’s 2013 debut When The Night.
After releasing two critically lauded EPs, St Lucia capitalised on the tidal wave of hype last year by dropping debut album When The Nights through NYC taste-makers, Neon Gold. St. Lucia debuted the dreamy, nostalgic pop record here in Oz last September with a special listening party at the Oxford Art Factory Cube.
St. Lucia recently embarked on a headline tour of the US, selling out all 23 shows and following their Australian dates, St. Lucia will serve as direct support on Foster The People’s April/May US tour.
Joining them on this run of Australian shows is Sydney indie five-piece, The Griswolds.
They’ve had a jet setting 12 months since the release of their break-out Heart Of A Lion debut EP in 2012, recently appearing on festival lineups and tours in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia, and signing a world-wide deal with Windup Records out of New York City.
The Griswolds are currently in their LA recording studio with Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Beck, M83), and will release the debut single from their forthcoming LP in April, before heading back to the US and Europe over the northern hemisphere summer.
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St. Lucia April Australian Tour Dates
Friday, 4th April
The Zoo, Brisbane (18+)
Sunday, 6th April
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (18+)
Tuesday, 8th April
Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tix: Corner Hotel