Tems has announced headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne this September and October.
The Lagos, Nigeria-based singer-songwriter will play hotly anticipated shows at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Tuesday 26 September and Melbourne’s Forum on Tuesday 3 October. Tems will also perform at Promiseland Festival on the Gold Coast in October, alongside Lauryn Hill, Giveon and more.
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Tems is a singer/songwriter/self-taught producer that writes, arranges and produces her music with a genre-blending sound that fuses R&B with soul, reggae and more in her own unique way. Over the past few years, she has been on a steady ascent beginning with the release of her early singles Mr Rebel and Try Me.
She has featured on international hits Fountains with Drake and Essence by Wizkid, as well as Future’s Wait for U, which picked up a Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance earlier this year. Her collaborations continue, with a feature on the remix of Khalid and Disclosure’s Know Your Worth.
Tems’ two EP’s – 2020’s For Broken Ears and 2021’s If Orange Was a Place – have been praised by critics, fans and peers, receiving nods from Adele, Drake and more. She is working on an anticipated studio album due for release later this year.
Stunning live performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series display the incredible raw talent of this enigmatic artist, with NPR describing Tems’ twenty-minute set as an “elegant and soothing performance”.
Her 2022 track Free Mind sold 1 million units in the US, becoming Tems’ third Platinum song, debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 at No.46 and topping the Billboard Afrobeats Chart. Touted as an “honest confessional” and Tems at her “best vocal delivery and lyrical dexterity” by Native, the song recently broke Billboard’s female record for most weeks at No.1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart, spending a huge 17 weeks atop the list earlier this month.
Tickets and further information can be found at frontiertouring.com/tems.