Laura Jean reveals new video + 2019 headline tour

LAURA JEAN ANNOUNCES “PRESS PLAY” TOUR FEB/MAR 2019 + REVEALS NEW VIDEO FOR “DEVOTION”

Laura Jean is excited to announce her Press Play headline tour in February/March 2019, named after the first song from her new album Devotion. These are Laura’s first headline dates since her sold out album launches in July/August.

Laura has also shared a stunning new video for Devotion, the album title track (premiered overnight by UK site Clash).

The deep, emotive pop of Devotion has rippled its way around the world since its mid-year release, earning superlative accolades from Pitchfork, Gorilla Vs Bear, Noisey, NME and elsewhere. Laura has also acquired some vocal, enthusiastic fans such as Lorde, Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams and actor Brie Larson.

Laura has just embarked on a month of shows in UK/Europe supporting Courtney Barnett, with headline shows of her own in London and Brussels (see full dates below). She has also recently been nominated for four Age Music Victoria Awards, including best album, best song and best solo artist.  Voting closes this Friday Nov 9 – vote for Laura here!

In addition to Laura’s new February/March headline tour, she has already announced some amazing shows over the next few months, including performances at Meredith and Bendigo Autumn Music Festivals, and dates with Marlon Williams and Neko Case.

Following on from previous singles Touchstone and Girls on the TV, the new videofor Devotion features Laura, her sister Erica, her cousin and actress Alice Englert (star of Top of the LakeHeavenly CreaturesGinger & Rosa) and her best friend Tahlia. Directed by Natalie Van Den Dungen, the video creates a simple, yet mythical world in which four people have an abstract objective and devote themselves completely to it, creating a space for the video’s four characters to lose themselves.“What remains after the drama is our devotion to each other,” says Laura.

Praise for the Devotion album:

“Maybe the sharpest communication of the spooky, all-consuming nature of feminine love I’ve ever seen.” – Lorde
“This is the sort of music everyone should want to make…she’s written what I think is the perfect pop song.” – Marlon Williams in The Observer (UK)
“Bottles up the optimism of youth, making a pop song promise that things will eventually get better” – Pitchfork
“A new world of melancholy, narrative-driven pop.” – NME
“Consumes you in one swoop.” – The Quietus
“A dazzling, immersive synth-pop odyssey.” – Gorilla Vs Bear

LAURA JEAN – PRESS PLAY TOUR – FEB/MARCH 2019
Presented by Chapter Music, Select Music, FBI Radio, RRR, RTR and 4ZZZ

tickets on sale now!

FRI 15 FEB – LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY
Tickets available from www.in-tix.com | All INTIX outlets

FRI 22 FEB – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
Tickets available from www.eventbrite.com.au | All Eventbrite Outlets

SAT 2 MARCH – FOUR5NINE, PERTH
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SUN 3 MARCH – MOJOS BAR, FREMANTLE
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 9 MARCH –  BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

OTHER UPCOMING AUSTRALIAN SHOWS

FRI 7 DECEMBER – SUN 9 DECEMBER – MEREDITH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sold out – http://2018.mmf.com.au/

FRI 8 MARCH – MELBOURNE ZOO – WITH MARLON WILLIAMS
Tickets available from https://zootwilights.org.au/

TUES 12 MARCH – METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY – WITH NEKO CASE
Tickets available from www.premier.ticketek.com.au

WEDS 13 MARCH – MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, MELBOURNE – WITH NEKO CASE
Tickets available from https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/

THURS 14 MARCH – MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, MELBOURNE – WITH NEKO CASE
Tickets available from https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/

THURS 25 APRIL – SUN 28 APRIL – BENDIGO AUTUMN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tickets available from http://www.bendigoautumnmusic.com/

UK & EU TOUR DATES:

Nov 1 Huxleys Neue Welt – Berlin *
Nov 3 Kägelbanan – Stockholm *
Nov 4 Vega – Copenhagen *
Nov 5 Rockefeller Music Hall – Oslo *
Nov 7 Casino De Paris – Paris *
Nov 9 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden *
Nov 10 Sonic City Festival – Kortrik *
Nov 11 Witloof Bar @ Botanique – Brussels – HEADLINE SHOW – tickets
Nov 12 The Olympia Theatre – Dublin *
Nov 13 Sebright Arms – London – HEADLINE SHOW – tickets
Nov 14 O2 Brixton Academy – London *
Nov 15 O2 Academy – Oxford *
Nov 16 The Dome – Brighton *
Nov 18 Great Hall – Cardiff *
Nov 19 O2 Academy 1- Birmingham *
Nov 20 O2 Academy – Glasgow *
Nov 21 Northumbria University – Newcastle Upon Tyne *

* with Courtney Barnett

Laura Jean’s new album Devotion is out now on Chapter Music