The Tallest Man On Earth announces second Sydney show

Due to an overwhelming demand, a second Sydney show has been added to The Tallest Man On Earth Australian Tour. The additional date falls at the beginning of the tour, Thursday October 20th at The Factory Theatre.

Matsson is the rarest of performers. Charismatic and captivating, his passion for performance bleeds through every single time he takes to the stage. When fans lined up to see the sold-out Bon Iver performances at New York City’s Town Hall in late 2008, few of them went with any expectations of the opening act. But the audience that night, and on every other night of Bon Iver’s tour that December, were introduced to something special, something unforgettable.

In 2008, The Tallest Man On Earth released one of the year’s most powerful records, Shallow Grave, which Pitchfork praised calling Matsson “a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever and comforting.” In April 2010, TTMOE’s picked up where Shallow Grave left off, releasing his second LP, The Wild Hunt.

The remainder of 2010 was spent with Matsson doing what he does best: performing. The connection between Matsson and his fans is a sight to behold. The concluding song of his set, ‘Like The Wheel’ quickly became a crowd favourite spreading virally through Youtube videos. This track, along with four others, make up his most recent release Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird, an EP that was written and recorded in entirety after The Wild Hunt.

The seemingly effortlessness melodic sensibility and the deft lyricism of the Tallest Man on Earth will be showcased on his Australian Tour this October. With two new releases in arms for Aussie audiences, it’s no surprise that tickets are selling fast.

Select Touring in association with Billions Australia, and Street Press Australia presents The Tallest Man On Earth Australian Tour 2011 With Special Guest Old Man River

Thursday, October 22
The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tix: or 02 9550 3666

Friday, October 21
The Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD
Tix: or 07 3358 8600

Saturday, October 22
The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tix:, 132 849 or all Ticketek Outlets

Sunday, October 23
Earth Station Festival, Belair National Park, Adelaide SA**

Tuesday, October 25
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tix:, 03 9486 1677 or Corner Box Office

Wednesday, October 26
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tix:, 03 9486 1677 or Corner Box Office

Thursday, October 27
Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
w/ Sean Pollard

Saturday, October 29
Wave Rock Weekender, Hyden WA**

** Old Man River not appearing