Australia's self-made indie sensation Ziggy Alberts, off the back of playing Byron Bay's iconic Splendour In The Grass festival, has blessed fans with a surprise EP, the sixth in his extensive discography. This comes after his recent announcement of a national Australian tour, to begin in November 2019, which is already close to selling out. An extra show has already been added in Adelaide after the first sold out in under an hour.
"A Postcard From An Australian Summer" is a collection of live performances from Ziggy's last Australian leg on his Laps Around The Sun World Tour, which has seen him headline rooms of all shapes and sizes across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe and North America so far. On the most recent leg of this tour in early 2019, Ziggy played 28 headline dates across Europe and the United Kingdom, selling out 21 of the shows, which amounted to 14,600 tickets. Ziggy played his biggest rooms to date on this continent, playing sold out shows at prestigious venues such as Electric Brixton (London) Paradiso (Amsterdam), Kaufleuten (Zurich) and Kägelbanan (Stockholm).
"'A Postcard From An Australian Summer' is a celebration," says Ziggy to his fans. "We share something pretty special, me and you; I think we do a pretty great job at closing the gap between the crowd and stage. It's hard to describe these moments we have at my live shows: I might be biased, but I think its a really unique experience - so I made this postcard to celebrate just that.
To release something that's specifically for my fans who are coming to shows, and have been, over the last 5 years of touring. A mix of old and new songs, that were recorded on my last regional tour around Australia, the summer of 18/19.
If you haven't come to a live show before, and are listening to this, its a nice attempt at describing how much fun we have together. You'd be more than welcome to join us, anytime.
For those of you who came out to my last Australian tour, I hope this puts a smile on your face and brings back some beautiful memories we had in the summer just gone - it sure does for me.
See you around the bend. x Zig."
Constantly pushing the boundaries for self-funded independent artists, Ziggy Alberts has spent the past few years travelling the world, sharing his music with his dedicated grassroots following. His critically acclaimed music uses heartfelt storytelling to explore Ziggy's passion for the environment and natural world, his life on the road and his ocean-side upbringing.
His most recent single, "Love Me Now", was also recently nominated for 2019 APRA Song of the Year. Meanwhile his latest album Laps Around The Sun premiered on Billboard Magazine in 2018, was awarded 'Feature Album' on triple j, and has since been streamed over 56 million times on Spotify alone.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES 2019
Friday 30th November | Hordern Pavillion, Sydney
Sunday 1st December | Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
Thursday 5th December | Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Friday 6th December | Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide - SOLD OUT
Saturday 7th December | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Friday 13th December| Riverstage, Brisbane