Indie rock legend Ruby Fields is set to hit Melbourne as the final instalment of the Jack Daniel’s Live At Last concert tour – a series to welcome back the return of live music to Australia after a pretty rough two years for the local industry.
A seasoned performer, Ruby Fields has been at the top of her game ever since she caught the attention of music-lovers a few years ago. In that time, we’ve seen Ruby go from rising star to that of chart-topping icon, proving her worth as one of the country’s best and brightest artists.
Indeed, most folks would have thought that the release of “Dinosaurs” in 2018 would’ve been a career peak for Ruby, with the track reaching the top ten of triple j’s Hottest 100 of that year. However, the hits kept on coming for Ruby Fields, with numerous singles continuing to assert her musical dominance before debut album – Been Doin’ It for A Bit – topped the ARIA chart just last year.
“We wanna say a huge thanks to everyone that’s supported us in love or streams or buying we’re beyond stoked to be #1,” Ruby said in a statement at the time. “From a little band I started with my friends to this.”
Of course, while the music kept on coming, so too did ferocious live shows from Ruby, with her tenacity in the COVID era still managing to still see the occasional live show underline her importance on the live scene.
“Sure, you might not see too many sets where the artist plays every single one of their songs, and you might not hear too many shows with lyrics discussing hentai, chronic masturbation, and pwning Runescape n00bs, but damn it if that isn’t what makes Ruby Fields so exciting,” Tone Deaf wrote in a review of Ruby Fields just a couple of years ago.
“At the end of the day, it’s so rare to witness a musician with the talent, motivation, and fervour that even musicians twice their age don’t yet have, but if anything, that’s just proof that Ruby Fields is set to be one of the most electrifying musicians on the Aussie live scene for quite some time.”
Even now, a few years removed from that formative review, Ruby Fields has just continued to grow, to highlight her importance as an artist, and to ensure her live shows get better with each and every set.
Following on from the first show featuring prolific psych-rockers Pond, the second gig boasting the brilliant Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, and the penultimate concert with San Cisco at the helm, the Jack Daniel’s Live At Last series will see Ruby Fields hitting The Espy in Melbourne on the 28th of April, with the soon-to-be iconic rocker bringing her indie-rock sound along for the ride. With tickets set at only $10 a piece, they’re sure to go quickly, so punters will want to hop to it fast.
Paying true homage to the return of Australian live music, Jack Daniel’s Live At Last series is set to give back to artists and venues with 100% of ticket sales going towards Support Act: the music industry charity delivers crisis relief services to musicians, managers, crew, and music workers who have been unable to work.
“Jack Daniel’s has a long history in music and has always been part of the moments that count; on stage and in the crowd, with artists and their fans,” explained Dimitra Tassopoulos, Senior Brand Manager at Jack Daniel’s.
“It’s important for us to continue to create these moments and to support the live music and on-premise community. We are thrilled to be announcing these shows and to be donating the total ticket sales to Support Act so that they can continue the amazing work they have been doing in the industry.”
Keen to see Ruby Fields take to the stage, and for the final Jack Daniel’s Live At Last show? It’s only a few weeks out until the outfit will capture the audience, and tickets are on sale now for only $10 via Secret Sounds.
Jack Daniel’s Live At Last Tour 2022
Tuesday, April 12th
SolBar, Sunshine Coast, QLD Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, April 21st
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday, April 24th
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday, April 28th
The Espy, Melbourne, VIC