Pete Murray has finally released a greatest hits album.
One of Australia’s most consistently excellent singer-songwriters, Murray shared his first-ever Best of collection on Friday, May 19th, a celebration of 12 of his most popular singles from the past 20 years.
And there’s certainly a lot to celebrate: over two stellar decades in music, Murray has released seven acclaimed albums, and remains one of only a few Australian artists to sell over 1.2 million albums. His music has also seen him receive 17 ARIA nominations throughout his career, including three nods for Best Male Artist.
“The Best of album holds so many dear memories for me,” Murray says, “from when I first started songwriting, to fine tuning my live performance and all the incredible experiences I was fortunate enough to experience along the way. The whole album is a dance down memory lane and I’m so grateful for the support fans have showed me across the world along the way.”
The release of the collection comes as Murray prepares to head across the country on his Greatest Hits Tour. “For me, it seemed only fitting to release Best of Me to coincide with my Greatest Hits Tour,” he adds. “That may not have originally been intentional, however the nostalgic notes this track portrays really represents my evolution in music throughout my career. I really feel like this journals my history but also represents my future in where I want to take my music.”
Murray will hit the road throughout July and August, bringing his finest hits to fans around the country. Beginning in Melbourne on Saturday, July 8th, Murray will then visit Wollongong, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin and Perth, before finishing up in Adelaide on Saturday, August 5th (see full dates below).
Pete Murray’s Best of Me is out now. The album is also available on a limited-edition purple vinyl via Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
Pete Murray 2023 Greatest Hits Tour
More information available via petemurray.com
Saturday, July 8th
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday, July 13th
Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Friday, July 14th
Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday, July 15th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, July 22nd
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday, July 27th
Darwin Ski Club, Darwin, NT
Saturday, July 29th
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Saturday, August 5th
AEC Theatre, Adelaide, SA