Sarah Blasko Announces National Orchestra Tour -
Sarah Blasko: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Sarah Blasko: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Sarah Blasko Announces National Orchestra Tour

by Andrew Tijs on October 17, 2012

in Live,New Music,News

Sarah Blasko will realise her new album with state orchestras around the nation next year and has released a short film.

Sarah Blasko: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Sarah Blasko: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Blasko recorded with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra on her forthcoming fourth album I Awake, describing the experience of singing with an orchestra in her Noise11 interview as like “singing with a whale – it feels like this really peaceful, huge beast that you’re trying to stay in with”.  

She also noted that “I am going to do a tour with an orchestra,” but not the Bulgarian one, saying wryly “I think we’ve got some people here who are good enough.”

And lo, it has come to pass. Blasko announced that she will be performing around the nation in February next year with symphony orchestras in each state.

Tickets go on sale next Friday 26 October, the same day that I Awake is released, from the venues (Bass for Adelaide and Ticketmaster for Perth).

There is also the installation for the album taking place in Sydney right now. She has posted a short film from the installation on YouTube featuring parts of album tracks ‘Here’, ‘I Awake’, ‘An Oyster, A Pearl’ and ‘Fool’, which is below the tour dates. Our interview is below that.

Sarah Blasko National Tour 2013
Friday 1 February – Adelaide Festival Centre with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Monday 4 February – Wrest Point Casino with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 9 February – Queensland Performing Arts Centre with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 14 February – Hamer Hall with Orchestra Victoria
Sunday 17 February – Sydney Opera House with a 40-piece orchestra
Saturday 23 February – Kings Park with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Related Posts

Sarah Blasko: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Sarah Blasko Will Perform At Week-Long Album Installation In Sydney

In the lead-up to I Awake, baroque pop star Sarah Blasko will perform at an “album installation” in Sydney.

October 9, 2012
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire Post Video Of Unreleased Song ‘Crucified Again’

Canada’s indie titans Arcade Fire have posted a live video of them performing an unreleased song.

October 8, 2012
Regina Spektor
Regina Spektor Adds Third And Final Sydney Show

After selling out two Opera House shows, baroque pop princess Regina Spektor adds another Sydney date.

October 4, 2012
Amanda Palmer And The Grand Theft Orchestra
Amanda Palmer Announces Australia And NZ Tour

Cabaret renegade Amanda Palmer brings her Grand Theft Orchestra to the Antipodes in 2013.

September 27, 2012
Sarah Blasko - I Awake
Sarah Blasko Releases Title Track From New Album ‘I Awake’

Revered songbird Sarah Blasko has released the title track, cover art and release date for her fourth album I Awake.

September 17, 2012
Bat For Lashes
Bat For Lashes Offers Second Single ‘Marilyn’ For Free

After the success of her dramatic torch song ‘Laura’, Bat For Lashes gives away ‘Marilyn’ as a free download.

September 14, 2012
Florence + The Machine
Florence + The Machine Release Clip For ‘Breaking Down’

Check out the nostalgic US tour video for Florence + The Machine’s ‘Breaking Down’.

July 3, 2012