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Second Sydney Opera House performance anounced, Tuesday 16 December 2014, Concert Hall

July 12, 2014 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Q MAGAZINE to overwhelming demand, Sydney Opera House today announced British singer, songwriter, producer and composerDamon Albarn will perform a second Concert Hall show on Tuesday 16 December, 2014.

Accompanied by live band The Heavy Seas, these intimate performances celebrate the recent release of Albarn’s critically acclaimed new solo album, Everyday Robots(Parlophone). Tickets are now on sale.

Everyday Robots, an album which “underlines that Albarn is an artist of originality and depth, a master of melody, and a gifted, inventive musician” (MOJO), features guest appearances from Opera House alumni Brian Eno and Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes, and is the first record to be released under his own name.

Joining Albarn onstage is his new live band The Heavy Seas, including guitarist Seye Adelekan, drummer Pauli The PSM, guitarist Jeff Wootton and Mike Smith on keyboards.

Albarn’s eclectic musical style and observational lyrics have made him one of the world’s most influential and consistently interesting contemporary musicians. He was first heard alongside Blurbandmates Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntreethrough the band’s wry commentary on English life on classic albums Modern Life is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994), and The Great Escape (1995).

The 46-year-old Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, producer and composer’s career also encompasses the massive global success of virtual band Gorillaz; two full length opera compositions (Dr Dee and Monkey: Journey To The West); Africa Express, the collective of African and Western musicians founded by Albarn andBaaba Maal in 2007; and writer and producer credits on Bobby Womack’s acclaimed The Bravest Man In The Universe (2012). Other releases include Mali Music (2002), The Good, The Bad & The Queen (2007) with The Clash’s Paul Simonon; and Rocket Juice & The Moon (2012) with Tony Allen and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Watch some of the highlights of Damon’s career here.

These performances are part of Music at the House, the contemporary music program presented by Sydney Opera House that includes upcoming performances by Angus & Julia Stone,Boy & Bear and City & Colour, and has included performances byThe Jezabels, Iron & Wine, Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite, The National, Flying Lotus, Grizzly Bear, Neil Finn, Bonobo, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, James Blake, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and more. Visitsydneyoperahouse.com/music for further information.

 

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