Mount Eerie announces 2023 Australian tour dates

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Mount Eerie announces 2023 Australian tour dates

Mount Eerie
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The Washington singer-songwriter will be returning to Australia this October for a short run of shows.

Mount Eerie, the current moniker of prolific musician and visual artist Phil Elverum, will be playing four dates in Australia this spring.

Last week, it was announced that the artist, who has also performed as The Microphones, will play as part of the first edition of Sydney’s newest event, Volume Festival. The 17-day celebration of visual arts and music is hosted by the Art Gallery of NSW and is set to be headlined by Solange this year.

Mount Eerie 2023 Australian Tour

  • Oct 5 – Volume Festival, Sydney
  • Oct 6 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
  • Oct 7 – Max Watts, Melbourne solo show w/ Hana Stretton
  • TBA – Brisbane

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As well as hitting the live music mainstays of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Mount Eerie will be making a regional detour to the Victorian town of Castlemaine. The artist seems to have a soft spot for the town as he also stopped by when he was in Australia last in 2018.

In Sydney and Castlemaine, Elverum will be joined by a backing band made up of members of Black Belt Eagle Scout, also booked to play at Volume Festival. Led by Swinomish/Iñupiaq songwriter and instrumentalist Katherine Paul, the band will also serve as the evening’s openers.

In Melbourne, Mount Eerie will be performing an intimate solo gig, supported by special guest multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Hana Stretton. A solo Brisbane show is also on the cards, although the date and location are yet to be announced.

Mount Eerie’s latest and tenth studio album, Lost Wisdom pt. 2, came out in 2019 and is a collaboration with Canadian indie-rock artist Julie Doiron. On tour this year, he’ll be performing an assortment of tracks from across his impressive 20-year career.

Tickets to see Mount Eerie at the Melbourne and Castlemaine events will go on sale on June 28. Buy yours here