PHOEBE BRIDGES (USA)
Handsome Tours, FBi Radio, Triple Rand Jet Black Cat Musicare excited to announce the debut Australian tour of Los Angeles-based singer-songwriterPhoebe Bridgers.
These eagerly-awaited dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane culminate a whirlwind 18-months for the rising star, in which Bridgers appeared on the cover of The FADER, was named #1 Best New Artist of 2017in the same publication and won the AIM Award for International Breakthrough Of The Year.
Bridgers’ 2017 debut album ‘Stranger In The Alps’ (Dead Oceans / Inertia) received rapturous reviews worldwide, leading to tours across North America and Europe with artists including The National, Bon Iverand Conor Oberst. In October 2018, Bridgers teamed up with her illustrious indie-rock contemporaries Julien Baker and Lucy Dacusas the group boygenius, releasing a self-titled EP on Matador Records which would be extensively profiled in publications from Pitchfork to The New Yorker.
Bridgers grew up in the rose-colored city of Pasadena, attending the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts to study music. From an early age, she found encouragement from a close-knit artistic community of friends and family to follow her dreams, and at school she forged relationships that would teach her as much about her craft as her classes.
Inspired by the subdued emotional style of legendary songwriters like Elliot Smith, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, Bridgers began gigging around L.A, playing as often as she could, making mistakes and learning while on her feet. “Los Angeles is interwoven into my music inherently,” she says. “I don’t necessarily try to reference it, but because I’m pulling from experience it just appears.”
Soon enough, Bridgers powerful, lilting voice and haunting, introspective songs had inspired artists like Ryan Adams to produce her 2015 single, Julien Baker to bring her on tour in 2016, as well as John Doe and Conor Oberst to sing with her on her debut album.
Perhaps nobody captures it better than The A.V Club, who raved “Stranger In The Alps alchemizes sorrow into redemptive beauty. It’s never about wallowing, but about slowly moving through it. That difference, played out over some incredible, wise-beyond-her-years songwriting, makes it one of the best albums of the year.”
Don’t miss the phenomenal Phoebe Bridgers in Australia for the first ever time this summer!
Handsome Tours presents
PHOEBE BRIDGERS (USA)
Sydney | Wed 13 Feb
Oxford Art Factory
Brisbane| Fri 15 Feb
Melbourne | Sun 17 Feb
Tickets on sale now handsometours.com
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