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Michael Paynter - image by Ros O'Gorman

Michael Paynter - image by Ros O'Gorman

Michael Paynter Announces New Single, Album And Tour

by Anthony Barton on January 14, 2014

in Live,New Music,News

Michael Paynter has announced the release of a new album titled ‘Weary Stars’ with the title track serving as first single.

Released on January 31, the album comes after his split from Sony Music, and is the first long-player from Paynter, who we last saw on The Voice Australia.

On the split from his label, Paynter explains,

“It was such a tough time for me. I had poured my entire life into my career for the better part of a decade, and ended up with no album. For a while there I felt like I was defeated, but once the initial feelings wore away, I felt this huge sense of relief… like I’d lifted a huge boulder off my shoulders, I felt free. Sometimes you have to know when to walk away… And just as the stars come crashing down around you, you find yourself for the first time in a long time, REALLY alive.”

The title track off the album will serve as the first single. Directed by Pete Seamons (Simple Plan, The Paper Kites), the accompanying video was shot over one day in Avalon, Victoria. Watch the video below.

To commemorate the release, Michael Paynter will embark on a national tour taking in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide, with a Perth show still being confirmed. Check below for all tour dates and ticket information.

‘Weary Stars’ will be released January 31. Purchase the single ‘Weary Stars’ here.

Watch: Michael Paynter – Weary Stars

NATIONAL MICHAEL PAYNTER TOUR DATES

Fri 10 Jan The Palms, Melbourne with Icehouse
Tickets through www.ticketek.com.au

Sat 11 Jan The Palms, Melbourne with Icehouse
Tickets through www.ticketek.com.au

Tue 14 Jan The Palms, Melbourne with Icehouse
Tickets through www.ticketek.com.au

Wed 12 Feb Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Tickets through www.oztix.com.au

Thu 13 Feb The Toff In Town, Melbourne
Tickets through www.thetoffintown.com

Fri 14 Feb The Basement, Sydney
Tickets through www.oztix.com.au

Thu 20 Feb Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Tickets through www.lizottes.com.au

Fri 21 Feb Lizotte’s, Dee Why NSW
Tickets through www.lizottes.com.au

Sat 22 Feb Lizotte’s, Kincumber NSW
Tickets through www.lizottes.com.au

Sun 23 Feb Lizotte’s Newcastle
Tickets through www.lizottes.com.au

Fri 7 Mar Forest Edge Music Festival, Neerim East VIC
Tickets through www.forestedge.org.au

Wed 19 Mar Belmont Sailing Club, Belmont NSW with Icehouse
Tickets through www.16s.com.au

Thu 20 Mar Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill NSW with Icehouse
Tickets through www.rootyhillrsl.com.au

Thu 27 Mar Jive, Adelaide
Tickets through www.moshtix.com.au

Note: Perth date is currently being finalised (likely to sit between Rooty Hill and Adelaide shows) and will be confirmed within the week

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