Ahead of releasing their highly-anticipated sophomore album Black Opal due October 7, Australiana-pop outfit Shining Bird are kicking off their huge album launch tour tonight in Canberra, seeing them through Deadlam Festival (Brisbane) plus shows in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Inspired by living in the Blue Mountains and immersing themselves in classic Australian films, Black Opal has been an ongoing two year creative project for the band. One of the first offerings from the record, ‘Helluva Lot’, is an honest Aussie anthem with a dreamy 80’s vibe, featuring didgeridoo from Charlie McMahon. ‘Helluva Lot’ paints a desperate picture of Australia’s quickly diminishing natural beauty while remaining effortlessly spirited.
SHINING BIRD 2016 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
October 5th | Transit Bar, CANBERRA | FREE SHOW
October 7th | Crown & Anchor, ADELAIDE | TICKETS
October 8th | Cudgee Bar, WOOMERA | FREE SHOW
October 9th | Monte’s Lounge, ALICE SPRINGS | Door sales only
October 10th | Outback Pioneer Hotel, ULURU | FREE SHOW
November 3rd | Treehouse, BYRON BAY | FREE SHOW
November 4th | Deadlam Festival, BRISBANE | TICKETS
November 11th | Gasometer, MELBOURNE | TICKETS
November 12th | The Commercial Hotel, MILTON | TICKETS
November 16th | Newtown Social Club, NEWTOWN | TICKETS
November 18th | Anita’s Theatre, THIRROUL | TICKETS