ARIA and Sony Music Entertainment Australia are thrilled to announce that British singer-songwriter George Ezra - whose smash hit 'Shotgun' was the Number One song on the ARIA Chart for 5 weeks - will be performing at the 2018 ARIA Awards with Apple Music. You can catch the Awards ceremony from The Star Sydney on Wednesday 28th November, broadcast on the Nine Network. Fans can also preview all the action on the ARIA Red Carpet presented by Swarovski and hosted by Tanya Hennessy and Angus O'Loughlin from 2:00 pm AEDT live on Twitter.
George Ezra says, "I'm very honoured and flattered to be invited to return to Australia to play the 2018 ARIA Awards with Apple Music. I've been preparing a very special performance of 'Shotgun' for you guys, and I'm so excited to share it with you. Hopefully, I will see you all there!"
Dan Rosen, ARIA Chief Executive says, "Off the back of his smash hit 'Shotgun', that spent 5 weeks at #1 on the ARIA Charts, we are thrilled to welcome George Ezra to Sydney to join us in celebrating the 2018 ARIAs with a very special performance. Fans are in for a treat."
George Ezra most recently launched his way to the top of the ARIA singles chart with his 3x Platinum accredited hit 'Shotgun', becoming his first ever #1 single in Australia where it spent 5 consecutive weeks in the top spot, as well as 4 consecutive weeks at #1 on The Music Network's Airplay Chart. Since release, it has accumulated over 26 million streams and 40,000 downloads in Australia alone. Taken from his highly acclaimed sophomore album Staying At Tamara's released in March this year, the track has also officially been named the biggest song of the summer in the UK by the Official Charts Company.
Stream or buy Staying At Tamara's here.
In a little more than eighteen months, George's debut album Wanted On Voyage took him from being a virtually unknown artist to one of the most recent international breakthrough artists: hitting the Top 10 Album charts in 10 countries, three sold-out UK tours, four BRIT nominations, one BBC Music award and an Ivor Novello Award.
In Australia, Wanted On Voyage is certified Platinum and landed in top 5 on the ARIA Album Charts, and in addition, his smash hit 'Budapest' achieved 5x certified Platinum status, and also reached the Top 5 on the ARIA Charts. The acclaimed singer's single 'Blame It On Me' is certified 2x Platinum and reached the Top 10 ARIA Singles Chart.
Earlier this week – George Ezra's award winning podcast George Ezra & Friends returned for a second season – kicking off with a very special guest, singer-songwriter and One Direction member, Niall Horan. Niall joins George to chat about his life in music, including sharing bunk beds with the 1D boys, his experiences performing solo for the first time on Friday night TV and the artist that inspired him to pick up a guitar.
George Ezra & Friends is a unique podcast series created by the multi-platinum-selling singer, guitarist and songwriter in which he spends an extended period of time with a musician friend in an often intimate, funny and revealing one-to-one conversation.
The first season of George Ezra & Friends saw George in conversation with some of the world's biggest pop stars and legendary icons, including Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Lily Allen, Craig David, Rag'n'Bone Man, London Grammar's Hannah Reid and many more. The series topped the podcast chart on its debut and numerous times since; its episodes have been played in excess of 850,000 times and won the Bronze Award at The British Podcast Awards, in the Listeners' Choice category voted for by the public.
Listen/subscribe to George Ezra & Friends: http://smarturl.it/EzraFriends
George Ezra & Friends' second season launches off the back of George's triumphant sold out UK tour, which began in Newcastle on 8th November. A second UK tour is scheduled for 2019, upgraded to arenas, including his biggest headline shows to date, two performances at The O2 Arena. The whole UK tour sold out in less than 30 minutes, as did second shows at the The O2 and Manchester Arena. With much excitement, our favourite Brit will return to our local shores in early 2019 for an Australian headline tour. George will share his summer anthems in January and February next year with audiences in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. For all local touring and ticketing information please visit Secret Sounds.
2019 Australian Dates
FRI 25 JAN - RED HILL AUDITORIUM – PERTH (Public Holiday eve)
SUN 27 JAN - RIVERSTAGE – BRISBANE (Public Holiday eve)
TUE 29 JAN - THEBARTON THEATRE - ADELAIDE
THU 31 JAN - HORDERN PAVILION - SYDNEY
SAT 2 FEB - MARGARET COURT ARENA - MELBOURNE