Big Thief announce Melbourne show at Recital Centre

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Big Thief announce Melbourne show at Recital Centre

US indie rockers Big Thief have announced a Melbourne show at Recital Centre on Friday November 30.

Due to overwhelming demand – and in collaboration with the ALWAYS LIVE initiative – Love Police are delighted to announce a third and final Melbourne show to Big Thief‘s 2022 Australian tour. The show, which will also be the only ALL AGES show on the tour, will take place on Friday 25 November at Melbourne Recital Centre with tickets on sale Monday, 15 August at 1pm.

Across six dates, the Grammy-nominated band will bring their phenomenal live show to their dedicated fanbases in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, in support of their monumental 20-track album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You.  With their first two Melbourne shows now sold out and tickets across their remaining shows in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane almost gone, this is the last chance to grab tickets.

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here. 

Released via 4AD / Remote Control Records, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You is a sprawling double-LP exploring the deepest elements and possibilities of Big Thief. To truly dig into all that the music of Adrianne Lenker, Max Oleartchik, Buck Meek, and James Krivchenia desired in 2020, the band decided to write and record a rambling account of growth as individuals, musicians, and chosen family over four distinct recording sessions. In Upstate New York, Topanga Canyon, The Rocky Mountains, and Tucson, Arizona, Big Thief spent five months in creation and came out with 45 completed songs. The most resonant of this material was edited down into the 20 tracks that make up DNWMIBIYa fluid and adventurous listen. The album was produced by Krivchenia who initially pitched the recording concept for DNWMIBIY back in late 2019 with the goal of encapsulating the many different aspects of Adrianne’s songwriting and the band onto a single record.

We had a glowing review for one of their most recent Melbourne shows, noting that “weaving through a solid set of tracks from both of their studio albums (and a couple of new ones), the Howler crowd were treated to an insight into what makes the Brooklyn-based band so magnetic.

The set wrapped up with signature track ‘Mythological Beauty’, and the appropriate finality of ‘Terminal Paradise’. “This song’s about death, so I thought it was a good way to end the show,” Lenker justified, before explaining that her long-term fear of death had started with watching Deep Impact at seven years old. The audience weren’t about to let them go easily, demanding encores until the band came back to play four more songs.

Their bittersweet, introspective lyrics will haunt the minds of audience goers for years to come, but it was their close-friend approach to the crowd – and finding time for everyone’s favourites – that really cemented Big Thief as one of the most enjoyable gigs you can go to.”

Grab your tickets here.