After a five-year absence and surviving a life-threatening illness, Stan Walker heralds his return to Australia – healthy, happy, strong and with new music and tour dates announced. Stan's new EP FAITH HOPE LOVE is released on May 31st and he will set out on a national tour that will see him travel across Australia in August 2019. Tickets on sale from June 3rd.
Sat 10 August Gold Coast, QLD Metro Church Varsity Lakes
Mon 12 August Brisbane, QLD Hillsong Mt Gravatt
Tues 13 August Cairns, QLD Royals Church
Wed 14 August Darwin, NT Darwin Discovery
Thurs 15 August Darwin, NT Hillsong Church
Fri 16 August Perth, WA The Deck, River Boat Perth
Sat 17 August Perth, WA Capitol
Sun 18 August Melbourne, VIC The Prince Band Room
Wed 21 August Sydney, NSW Max Watts
"I'm fully excited to be coming back home to Australia with new music and a tour. I have been away for a bit, creating & growing to bring to the audience new music and a live show they have never experienced. Now the time is finally right to unleash my new music and tour. It's so important for me to get back to all my incredible fans that have been with me over these ten years. The love and support, particularly these last 3 years when I was going through cancer has been overwhelming and I want to get out there and say thank you to you all." – Stan Walker
FAITH HOPE LOVE is a particularly special and poignant release. This 5 track EP is dedicated to the victims of the Christchurch shooting and is Stan's way of offering support to those affected. A devout Christian, Stan took time after the event to spend time at the Al Noor Mosque – offering assistance and support to those affected and, in his own way, try to understand the events of that fateful day in March 2019. Proceeds from the sale of the EP will go to Muslim families affected by this event.
My response to what happened to the Muslim community
in Christchurch was this EP, Faith, Hope, Love.
Have Faith & stand strong.
Hold onto Hope & never let go of it.
Choose Love over everything.
Stan Walker's return to performing is nothing short of a miracle. At the height of his career – with sold out tours across New Zealand, a successful acting and television career and enjoying fame as one of New Zealand's most loved personalities, Stan was struck with a deliberating hereditary disease that had claimed 25 members of his family. Through sheer strength and the unfailing love and support from family and fans across New Zealand, Stan survived and has very definite plans to keep working, touring and enjoying every single day of his life.
Stan's journey through surgery and recovery was chronicled in the 2018 documentary STAN, which won 13 awards at the Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival awards and has screened on the Nine Network in Australia.
Stan Walker came to the attention of Australian music lovers when he won the 2009 season of Australian Idol. Stan has gone on to release several hit albums and singles in Australia and New Zealand. He has won 8 New Zealand Music Awards along the way and won the Waiata Māori Award for Radio Airplay Record of the Year 5 times - in 2010, 2011 and then 3 consecutive years in a row from 2013 – 2015.
Stan has toured across Australia and New Zealand and has shared a touring stage with Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Ciara, Jay Sean, Travie McCoy, Ja Rule, Akon, The Exponents and Jessica Mauboy. His television and film credits include 6 motion pictures and 1 short film, 'Mt Zion', 'Born To Dance', 'Hunt For The Wilderpeople', 'Poi E', 'The Stolen', 'Chasing Comets' and 'Nerds In Love'.
Stan is a passionate humanitarian and is a staunch advocate for Māori/Pacific and Indigenous people best represented in the stunning video for 'New Takeover', and his work on the track 'Aotearoa'.
Tickets and further information please visit https://tickets.ticketspace.co.nz/events/28725