"It’s not something I wanted to do, but for my health I need to take a pause."
British singer-songwriter Beth Orton has unfortunately had to postpone her upcoming Australian tour, which was set to be in support of her latest album, Weather Alive.
“Dear Australia!” she states in today’s press release. “I have an important announcement. I am having to reschedule my upcoming dates to April 2024. It’s not something I wanted to do, but for my health, I need to take a pause.”
Her November 22 show will be postponed to April 24 and will be at the same venue – Melbourne’s own Recital Centre. If you’ve already secured tickets, they’re still valid.
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“Through the wonders of modern science, medication, diet and being super careful, I’ve been able to keep all of my commitments this year which has been a miracle,” her statement continues. “But the advice at this stage is not to push it in November.
“I’m going to stay close to home and keep everything I do local for a few months and then I will come in April when I can take on the long haul flights and put everything into touring your beautiful part of the world with an extra special configuration of musicians in my band. I’m really excited to announce that we are adding a new show in Hobart too.
“Tickets will be valid for the new dates which are listed above and below. I can’t wait to see you all soon.”
Released last year, Weather Alive received an abundance of critical acclaim. Self-produced in Orton’s London home studio, the eight-song album features collaborations with jazz poet Alabaster dePlume, The Smile drummer Tom Skinner, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and The Invisible bassist Tom Herbert.
Spanning nearly three decades, Orton’s storied musical career knows no bounds. From her work with The Chemical Brothers, Andrew Weatherall, Red Snapper and William Orbit to her cruisy trip-hop solo music, she’s an unstoppable force of creativity. Bringing together undefinable experimentalism with killer songwriting chops, Orton just keeps getting better with time.
Keep up to date with the rescheduled tour by heading here.