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Secret Sounds is thrilled to announce that UK sensation George Ezra will be returning down under in October – November 2022, armed with a host of new tracks from his upcoming album, Gold Rush Kid, along with a bunch of crowd favourites. George will play shows in Sydney, Melbourne on the eve of the Melbourne Cup public holiday, and Brisbane before heading west to Perth.
In the years since the release of his first smash hit single ‘Budapest’ in 2014, George Ezra has toured the world over and sold more than 7.5 million albums across his first two blockbuster records, Wanted on Voyage (2014) and Staying At Tamaras (2018). Both albums reached number one in the UK with the latter becoming the biggest selling artist album for 2018, earning him his first number one single with ‘Shotgun’. He also took home the Brit Award for Best British Solo Male in 2019. George has amassed 25 Platinum album certifications, a further 17 Gold albums and over 6 billion streams throughout his career, his last run of Australian dates sold out across the board.
George Ezra returned in 2022 with euphoric single ‘Anyone For You’ which remained on the UK Official Singles Chart for weeks following its release. It is the first song to be lifted from his forthcoming third album Gold Rush Kid out on 10 June. George’s latest single, the irresistible earworm ‘Green Green Grass’ followed in April. The infectiously joyful track was debuted alongside ‘Anyone For You’ at a host of intimate gigs performed across the UK. The shows received huge applause, with The Telegraph dubbing them as “a joyous singalong that was impossible to resist” in their five star review.
A traveller and entertainer, George Ezra is a man in pursuit of happiness, and of sharing that happiness. Aided and abetted by an eight-piece musical band of brothers and sisters, he’s bounced from Budapest to Barcelona to, more recently, Manila. Just like everyone, George was recently faced with a whole new reality when the world was put on pause. This time at home saw him launch the second series of his all-star George Ezra & Friends podcast with guests including Elton John, Lily Allen, Sam Smith, Shania Twain, Ed Sheeran and more. He followed this with a second podcast series, Phone A Friend, which explores mental health.
George will be well and truly ready for the stage when he touches down in Australia, hot off the back of his recently announced nationwide UK arena tour throughout September and October. The tour follows his special show at London’s Finsbury Park in July, which features a lineup of special guests including Blossoms, Holly Humbertsone, Mimi Webb, The Big Moon, Mychelle and London International Gospel Choir. George announced the tour alongside the news that he is now YouTube Music’s Sustainability Partner for 2022. YouTube Music agreed to provide a significant financial contribution to support a cause of George’s choosing. Conscious of the environmental impact that creating, touring and promoting a record has, he selected The National Trust who will use the money to plant 17,000 trees across the UK as part of their plan to become net zero by 2030.
Known for his sunny disposition, George Ezra has alchemised the darkness of the last two years into revivifying, invigorating light on his new record, which is set to be a 12-strong suite of marvellous, transporting, elevational songs ready to be sung out loud and in a crowd when he hits our shores. Don’t miss George’s incredibly uplifting performance when he takes to stages across Australia later this year.