A Day On The Green With Bernard Fanning
With a #1 debut for his new album ‘Departures’, rave reviews, press covers everywhere, plenty of radio love and fans more than thrilled with his new songs, Bernard Fanning is once again at the forefront of Australian music. That being said, it’s the perfect time to announce that the much-loved, multi-awarded singer-songwriter has teamed up with the equally much-loved winery event A Day On The Green for a series of national concerts in late October/November.
Fanning is set to bring his acclaimed ‘Tea & Sympathy’ and ‘Departures’ albums to the stage on a warm summer’s night against the back-drop of the beautiful vineyards of the Hunter Valley.
Special guests will be the incredible Sarah Blasko, the unstoppable Cruel Sea and the charming Bob Evans. The tour hits Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley on Saturday November 2.
“I’m really looking forward to these A Day On The green shows,” Fanning said. “I have been hearing about them for years and am glad to be playing my new songs in such a dignified setting. And I’m looking forward to a couple of vinos with Bob Evans, Sarah Blasko and of course the Cruel Sea.”
Fanning’s ‘Departures’ album, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA chart last week, is his first since Powderfinger called it a day and is the highly anticipated follow up to his 5 x Platinum solo debut ‘Tea & Sympathy’. His recording success is paralleled in the live arena, where he has proved again and again why he is one of Australia’s finest and most popular live performers.
Fanning is delighted to have three top quality Australian acts in Sarah Blasko, The Cruel Sea and Bob Evans joining him for what promises to be a very special day on the green.
Sarah’s fourth album ‘I Awake’ has re-affirmed her status as one of the country’s most outstanding and most applauded artists……‘a defining, unsettling masterpiece’(Rolling Stone), ‘a great Australian talent’ (The Australian), ‘a truly once in a lifetime artist’ (West Australian) and ‘captivating’ (Herald Sun). After a sojourn in Paris touring and promoting ‘I Awake’, the ARIA award-winning Best Female Artist returns home in July to co-incide with the release of the haunting new single ‘All Of Me’. Enchanting and undeniably brilliant, Sarah is set to thrill A Day On The Green audiences.
The unstoppable force that is the Cruel Sea – Tex Perkins, James Cruickshank, Dan Rumour, Jim Elliot and Ken Gormley – has been on A Day On The Green’s hit list for quite a while. Live performances may be sporadic these days, but the band’s collective chemistry and the swagger and power of their unmistakable grooves remains unrivalled.
Bob Evans, the lovable alter-ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, has been charming fans with his quirky solo projects for the past decade. His fourth album instalment ‘Famous Stranger’ was released in March and showcases a progressive pop sound that is downright irresistible. He’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at the upcoming concerts.
Fanning is the first national tour announcement for the upcoming 13th ‘A Day On The Green’ summer season for which promoter Roundhouse Entertainment is pleased to welcome two sponsors, AAMI and Sunsuper.
Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko, The Cruel Sea and Bob Evans – sounds like a wonderful day of great Australian music!
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