Tyler Childers 2019

Tyler Childers

Buy Tickets‘Few artists blend the old with the new as seamlessly as Childers. His lyrics are linear narratives, similar in style to those of Bob Dylan or John Prine…They sound as if they are autobiographical – to a certain extent they are – but have a cinematic, almost fantastical quality that is only achieved by a good storyteller.’ – Anthony Bourdain

‘Tyler Childers is one hell of a songwriter. He’s a down-to-earth dude who doesn’t care about anything but writing well crafted, honest songs. The world needs more musicians like him.’ – Margo Price

‘Childers has a wounded drawl and a pen that elevates tropes…into Pulitzer-worthy poetry.’ – The Washington Post

Frontier Touring and Love Police are pleased to announce a special headline show by highly acclaimed Kentucky, USA singer/songwriter Tyler Childers.

Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as the “21st Century Voice Of Appalachia”, Childers will take time out of his AU/NZ tour commitments next month he’s supporting the legendary John Prine at all shows, with their Brisbane show now officially sold out and Melbourne on last tickets to perform this special Melbourne headline date. Catch the ‘Whitehouse Road’ songwriter on stage on Wednesday 6 March in Brunswick, VIC, with tickets on sale now below and via frontiertouring.com/tylerchilders.

Childers released his acclaimed, 10-track breakout debut Purgatory in 2017, produced by country great Sturgill Simpson and hitting #28 on the Billboard charts. Immediately the response was electric: support slots with Jack White, Margo Price, Prine and Simpson, plus festivals Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Newport Folk Festival. He hasn’t stopped touring since. Childers’ raw sound is simultaneously modern and as ancient as the mountains in which his stories and events unfold. “I was writing an album about being in the mountains,” Childers says of his record. “I wanted it to have that gritty mountain sound. But at the same time, I wanted a more modern version of it that a younger generation can listen to – the people I grew up with, something I’d want to listen to.”

Watch his NPR Tiny Desk concert here.

Joining Tyler at the Spotted Mallard are Aussie special guests James Ellis and Ayleen O’Hanlon (solo). Melbourne songwriter Ellis is the man out front of one of the city’s best-loved country and honky tonk bands, James Ellis and the Jealous Guys (note he’ll be supporting Childers with a slightly smaller set-up.) In 2018, they released their debut record, It Ain’t Texas (But It Ain’t Bad), which was nominated for Best Country Album at the Age Music Victoria Awards. O’Hanlon, meanwhile, is a Melbourne alt-country singer songwriter hailing from Kempsey, NSW. Having recently joined local indie label Blind Date Records, this rising talent is not to be missed: check out her current single, ‘Good as Gold’.

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Tyler Childers  

Date City Venue
27/02/19 Auckland, NZ Bruce Mason Centre
Supporting John Prine
Tickets from Bruce Mason Centre

28/02/19 Christchurch, NZ ISAAC Theatre Royal
Supporting John Prine
Tickets from ISAAC Theatre Royal

02/03/19 Wellington, NZ TSB Arena
Supporting John Prine
Tickets from TSB Arena

05/03/19 Brisbane, QLD The Tivoli
Supporting John Prine

06/03/19 Brunswick, VIC The Spotted Mallard
ONLY HEADLINE SHOW
With James Ellis and Alyeen O’Hanlon (solo)
Tickets from The Spotted Mallard

07/03/19 Melbourne, VIC Palais Theatre
Supporting John Prine
Tickets from Palais Theatre

09/03/19 Sydney, NSW State Theatre
Supporting John Prine
Tickets from State Theatre

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