Ahead of releasing his sixteenth studio album tomorrow, Australian icon Diesel has announced a special run of shows in 2024.
Australian rock icon Diesel is back in the limelight with a brand-new album and a nationwide tour that’s bound to set fans’ hearts racing. His sixteenth studio album, Bootleg Melancholy, is set to hit the airwaves tomorrow, and to celebrate, Diesel has just announced the highly anticipated Forever Tour in Australia, slated to kick off in January 2024.
Diesel’s Forever Tour promises to be a memorable journey, stopping in various cities across the land Down Under. The tour will visit Avoca Beach, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Margaret River, Sydney, and Brisbane, with a special appearance at the renowned Sydney Opera House in New South Wales.
Diesel Forever Tour
- Saturday, 13 January 2024: Avoca Beach Theatre, Avoca Beach, NSW
- Saturday, 24 February 2024: Dunstan Playhouse, Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA
- Friday, 1 March 2024: Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
- Friday, 22 March 2024: Regal Theatre Subiaco, Perth, WA
- Saturday, 23 March 2024: Heart Theatre, Margaret River, WA
- Friday, 12 April 2024: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
- Saturday, 13 April 2024: The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
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Reflecting on the album, Diesel commented, “After recording and releasing two albums in a pandemic, it feels great to be releasing this new album! I’m not sure what normal is, but it feels great to be still doing this with others around me.”
The pandemic years led Diesel to explore the sounds of artists like TLC, Elliot Smith, Leon Bridges, Khruangbin, and Angel Olsen, and to dive deep into the guitar sounds of the first three Prince albums. He recorded, mixed, and mastered “Bootleg Melancholy” entirely on his own, with the occasional collaboration with drummer Lee Moloney and saxophonist Bernie Bremond. The album serves as a cathartic journey through Diesel’s personal experiences, reflecting on the places he’s been and the memories he holds dear.
Diesel describes the album as “almost a travel log recall of all the places I’ve been or lived in.” He continues, “There are also a lot of bright-sounding songs with quite close-to-the-bone lyrics, I like to have that juxtaposition.”
Tickets available to the general public from Thursday, 26 October at 9 am. Find out more here.