The Frontier Touring Company are pleased to announce singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart will perform headline shows at Sydney’s Metro Theatre and Melbourne’s Prince bandroom this July.
Deemed by Pitchfork as ‘a major voice in new folk music’, Devendra Banhart’s eccentric mix of lyrical musings, warbling vocals, folk rhythms and vibrant melodies saw him likened to Van Morrison, John Lennon and Jeff Buckley before he was crowned a preeminent force within the growing freak-folk genre.
The multilingual musician will be accompanied by his band The Grogs for live renditions of his wonderful stylistically diverse songs such as ‘Lover’, ‘Chinese Children’, ‘I Feel Just Like A Child’ and ‘Little Yellow Spider’.
Fans and critics around the world have praised his deft vocal and guitar skills, remarking upon his buoyant, idiosyncratic performances:
‘Banhart seemed slightly manic yet strangely endearing, the rare eccentric who could turn the lightest of larks into irresistible bits of tunes.’ - Pitchfork
‘Giddy grooves on a perfect summer afternoon from freak-folk's irrepressible man-child.’ – Guardian.co.uk
‘He filches from a variety of genres -- Brazilian Tropicalia, glam rock, lounge jazz, Zeppelin-like psychedelia -- but it never sounds awkward. He loosens the stitches on each to fashion his own unique costume.’ – LA Times
‘A fantastic show that brought listeners on a journey through time, space, and a multitude of sounds. This is one musician that continuously manages to impress music lovers with his outlandish lyrics, unconcealed eccentricity, and amazingly talented songwriting skills.’ – Fasterlouder.com.au
Appearing as special guests in Melbourne will be local band Husky. Their much anticipated new album Forever So is due in the months to come, this is a band to watch for 2011!
Join Devendra Banhart in frolicking the night away, tour details and ticketing information below.
with Special Guests HUSKY
Frontier Members pre-sale via www.frontiertouring.com 12noon AEDT Thu 9 June to 12noon AEDT Fri 10 June
General public on sale from 9am local time, Tue 14 June
Wed 27 July - Metro Theatre, Sydney 18+
Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
Fri 29 July - Prince Bandroom, Melbourne 18+
Prince Bandroom 03 9536 1168 or www.princebandroom.com.au