Big Thief 2021 – CANCELLED

Love Police are sad to announce the inevitable news that the incredible musical outfit known as Big Thief will not be touring next March as planned. The shows will not be rescheduled and refunds will be made available to ticket buyers from relevant venue or agency. Let’s hold on to hope for us all to get through all this safely, and rejoice when international live music can return to our shores. Adrianne Lenker from the band has an excellent solo album, Songs and Instrumentals, fresh out last month. Go listen to that and keep your spirits high.

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Love Police and Remote Control Records are thrilled to announce that Big Thief will return to Australia in May 2020 to play shows in Melbourne and Brisbane. Following on from two near sell-out tours and a Meredith Music Festival appearance in 2017, Big Thief will play Perth, Hobart, Melbourne and Brisbane. With Sydney shows to be announced.

To celebrate the announcement of Australian tour dates for 2020, Big Thief have shared two new live videos from Bunker Studios in New York City. Watch live versions of their 2019 singles here: ‘Not‘ and ‘Cattails‘.

In 2019 Big Thief released two critically acclaimed albums via 4AD / Remote Control Records. Two Hands“the earth twin” released in October followed on from the May release of U.F.O.F. – “the celestial twin” – a universally beloved album described by Pitchfork as“a true masterpiece of folk music from a band working together at the highest level” and now nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Alternative Music Album category.

While some have looked on in wonderment at this prolific band’s decision to release two substantial releases in the same year, the decision was, as with every decision the band makes, eminently intentional and deeply considered. Two Hands is a partner to U.F.O.F.

In Stereogum‘s recent cover story on the band, Adrianne Lenker beautifully describes how the two albums connect and how they differ: “U.F.O.F. is meant to be more focused on the immeasurable, sort of suspended ethereal playing with textures and colours and layering in the production, staring out into the abyss. And Two Hands is more the micro, zooming into the blood and tissue and guts of being a human, the raw, bare, naked bones, not much layering, capturing just our performances in the room, just very dry, no reverbs, just skin and flesh and human, finite, physical. But I think each of them contains parts of the others.”


Big Thief  

Date City Venue
14/03/20 Brisbane, QLD The Zoo
**Rescheduled from 21 May 2020. Original tickets valid for new date**
With Indigo Sparke
Tickets from The Zoo

04/03/21 Fremantle, WA Freo Social
Ticket refunds will be issued by Moshtix.

Cancelled
08/03/21 Melbourne, VIC The Corner Hotel
U18 Matinee Show
Ticket refunds will be issued by The Corner Hotel.

Cancelled
08/03/21 Melbourne, VIC The Corner Hotel
Ticket refunds will be issued by The Corner Hotel.

Cancelled
09/03/21 Melbourne, VIC The Corner Hotel
Ticket refunds will be issued by The Corner Hotel.

Cancelled
10/03/21 Melbourne, VIC The Corner Hotel
Ticket refunds will be issued by The Corner Hotel.

Cancelled
12/03/21 Sydney, NSW Enmore Theatre
Ticket refunds will be issued by Ticketek.

Cancelled
17/03/21 Hobart, TAS Altar
Ticket refunds will be issued by Oztix.

Cancelled

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