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With their twelfth studio album ‘Late Developers adding to an already beloved catalogue of music, Scottish indie-rock icons Belle and Sebastian will be bringing it all to Australian fans on a long-awaited tour of the country this August.

The release of ‘Late Developers’, coming hot off the heels of their 2022 album ‘A Bit Previous’, showcased Belle and Sebastian’s continued sense of artistic growth and songwriting talent. A band who has consistently remained in sync and rhythm with each other, and a core creative vision, Belle and Sebastian’s current oeuvre has been a joy for longtime and new fans alike to be absorbing.

For Australian fans, they will be able to experience the warmth and richness of the Belle and Sebastian live show at venues right around the country, starting in Brisbane and continuing around the East Coast before finishing in Perth. 

Joining Belle and Sebastian will be English singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy, marking their first trip down under in over twenty years. 

Releasing his first album in ten years – ‘Banana Skin Shoes’ – in 2020, Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough) re-entered radars with a collection of material to remind new and old fans alike of his exemplary songwriting skill. A Mercury Prize winner (2000’s ‘The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast’), Badly Drawn Boy has built a musical legacy as a solo musician and composer that has ensured his status as one of Britain’s most important and defining voices of the late ‘90s, into the early ‘00s.

Since their debut in 1996 with the seminal record ‘Tigermilk’, Belle and Sebastian have been an integral player in the development of an indie-pop sound synonymous with music coming out of the U.K. over the course of the following decade. Subsequent releases, including 1998’s ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’ and 2003’s ‘Catastrophe Waitress’ introduced more audiences around the world to Belle and Sebastian’s brand of pop songwriting, solidifying their place as indie royalty.

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN AUSTRALIAN TOUR  w/ Badly Drawn Boy

Early bird presale begins Tuesday 7 May 9am local time – SIGN UP HERE
Tickets on sale: Thursday 9 May 9am local time via Destroy All Lines

Wednesday 21 August – The TivoliBrisbane
Thursday 22 August – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Friday 23 August – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Sunday 25 August – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Tuesday 27 August – Astor Theatre, Perth

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With thanks to Beehive PR

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