Iconic Australian singer Vanessa Amorosi will perform a series of solo shows, along with some special one-off performances with other famous Aussie voices, as she hits the road for the first time in almost a decade.
The tour will coincide with the release of Vanessa’s breathtaking, emotional and long-awaited new song – HEAVY LIES THE HEAD – with more tracks to follow in coming months.
Her last album, the platinum- selling Hazardous, which featured Vanessa’s number one smash hit, “This Is Who I Am.” Vanessa’s combined album and single sales across her career have reached over 2 million worldwide.
“I am just so thrilled to be back recording and performing live. Nothing brings me greater joy than sharing my music with everyone and I can’t wait to be travelling and meeting people right across this fantastic country,” said Amorosi.
“I can’t believe it has been nearly ten years away from the stage, but I have been super busy writing lots of music of all styles and I am really proud and passionate about my first single. There is no doubt it is controversial and cutting edge on where much of today’s music sits today, but I have been honest in pursuing the music that I want to sing and you will see a collection of songs from rock tracks to dance tracks and a power ballad,” she said.
She moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to begin that journey of self-discovery and develop her music career in different ways. Once in LA and somewhat anonymous for the first time, Vanessa immersed herself in all kinds of musical experiences. She became obsessed with exploring the real roots of her first and greatest musical love — gospel. And it didn’t take long for the hardcore and influential LA music scene to realise this ‘new kid in town’ had an unmatched voice. Vanessa is now a familiar face on the local live scene, regularly performing alongside the best musicians in the world.
Vanessa’s A-list collaborators on her growing song collection include Sweden’s Aleena Gibson (Jason Derulo, Nick Carter) and Trevor Muzzy (Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga), as well as Jon Levine (Drake, Dua Lipa), Jordan Palmer (Andy Grammar, Lights), Louis Schoorl (Tina Arena, 5 Seconds Of Summer), and Levi Lennox (ZAYN, M.I.A.).
It’s incredible to think it’s almost 20 years since a teenage Vanessa Amorosi from outer-eastern Melbourne burst onto the Australian charts with her debut number one album The Power, which featured four massive hit singles: “Have A Look”; “Absolutely Everybody”; “Shine”; and “The Power,” and who stole the show at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, seen by an estimated 4 billion people.