Chet Faker is back, Australia.
The ARIA Award-winning artist has announced a run of East Coast headline shows, taking in stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane this October (see full dates below). It will be Faker’s first Australian shows since 2015.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, August 8th at 1pm AEST. The Frontier Members pre-sale begins on Monday, August 7th at 12pm AEST.
Hailed as “one of Australia’s finest artists” by Rolling Stone, Faker last performed in his home country at a sold-out Sydney Opera House forecourt show and a run of five hometown Melbourne shows eight years ago.
In addition to his newly announced headline shows, Faker will also appear at Yours & Owls Festival in the same month. He’ll perform at the University of Wollongong alongside Earl Sweatshirt, Hilltop Hoods, Ocean Alley, Oliver Tree, and many more.
Faker returned with new music earlier this year, releasing new single “Something Like This” in May. The song dropped alongside a music video directed by Alana O’Herlihy (Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa), which you can watch below. Faker wrote, recorded, and produced “Something Like This” himself, while Clint Gibbs (Doja Cat) mixed the song.
Faker last released an album in 2021 when Hotel Surrender reached the top 20 of the ARIA Albums Chart. Under the name Nick Murphy & The Program, he also released the well-received Take in the Roses that year.
Rolling Stone hailed Hotel Surrender as a “welcome return”, noting that the album was “created with the same ethereal qualities that turned him (Faker) into a global sensation.”
Chet Faker 2023 Australian Tour
Presented by MG Live & Frontier Touring
Frontier Members pre-sale begins Monday, August 7th (12pm AEST)
General sale begins Tuesday, August 8th (1pm AEST)
Tuesday, October 10th (All Ages)
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday, October 12th (All Ages)
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, October 14th (18+)
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD