“Forget the emotional, empowering ballads – Sia Furler wants to dance, dammit." – SPIN
“…will easily build on Sia’s already fiercely loyal following and hopefully see her achieve the wide commercial success she deserves.” – JMAG
“An energetic performer with an evocative vocal range that can gracefully transfer from symphonic, forlorn ballads to quirky, new-wave dance-pop.” – THE ONION A.V. Club
Civil Society is proud to announce the 2011 Australian tour of Adelaide-born pop sensation Sia Furler, in a national tour that will include appearances at Big Day Out and three exclusive headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Sia returns to Australia following the mighty success of her highly acclaimed fifth studio album, We Are Born (out now through Monkey Puzzle/Inertia).
Despite her busy schedule, Sia has managed to craft a bold pop record of unwavering consistency, depth, finish, and pleasure. Produced by Greg Kurstin – the man behind recent efforts from Lily Allen, Kesha, Britney Spears, and Ladyhawke – the album is fourteen dazzling songs, full of finessed immediacy and stark power and kinetic rhythmic motion. Yet they sacrifice none of the raw emotionality that distinguishes Sia's often more inward-leaning and languorous work, both with the cinematic U.K. duo Zero 7 and on her own previous recordings.
From acid-jazz ecstasies to downbeat atmospherics to international pop; Sia is a woman of phases. Certainly their vibrant combination got her to the big bold distillation that is We Are Born. "They were real," Sia says of her earlier recordings. "They did happen. They were important to me. They represent real times that I went through. I just try to move out of the way and let whatever happens happen as wondrously as possible. I control nothing."
Sia returns to the stage following a massive 12 months in which she has played two sell-out tours of Australia and achieved critical acclaim at the 2010 ARIA Awards where she delivered an electrifying performance of ‘Clap Your Hands’, claiming Best Pop Release, Best Video and Best Independent Release.
Listen to any song on We Are Born and it’s hard not to be excited by the thought of hearing our very own pop songstress skat, soothe, swoop and gallop her way through a live set. Don’t miss your chance to see Sia on her 2011 Australian tour including appearances at the Big Day Out festival and three exclusive headline shows.
Australian Tour 2011
Tickets on sale Monday Nov 29
Tuesday 1 February
Wednesday 2 February
Tuesday 8 Feb
Sia will also be appearing at Big Day Out 2011