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News: Chris Isaak touring Australia next April with James Reyne

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Frontier Touring are delighted to confirm that Grammy-nominated Californian crooner Chris Isaak will be touring the country next April, treating Australian fans to a pair of indoor shows in Sydney and Melbourne as well as taking to the a day on the green stage for the first time since 2006.

Isaak’s love affair with Australia is no secret; he is currently a judge on The X Factor Australia, boasts an unparalleled eleven ARIA top twenty albums across his 30-year career, and has sold upwards of a million albums in Australia alone.

Three of his albums – Forever Blue, Wicked Game and The Best Of – boast Australian sales of over triple platinum accreditation, and latest release First Comes The Night (out now via Universal Music) is set to follow, debuting at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart a few weeks ago.

The twelve-track release is Isaak’s thirteenth studio album, mostly written and recorded in Nashville at the recommendation of long-time friend Stevie Nicks, and is his first album of original songs in six years.

Writing in the city that shaped the careers of some of his earliest influences, including Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and The Everly Brothers, produced an album filled with Isaak’s signature soul, emotion and enduring sound.

Audiences will be treated to an inspired performance of tracks from First Comes The Night as well as long running hits like ‘Wicked Game’, ‘Forever Blue’, ‘Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing’ and ‘Somebody’s Crying’, all injected with Isaak’s sly sense of humour and raw charisma.

In addition to his musical achievements, Isaak has appeared in several films and television shows, having starred in Showtime’s The Chris Isaak Show and The Chris Isaak Hour on the Biography Channel and most recently appearing in Hot In Cleveland.

Joining Isaak at all shows will be local legend James Reyne. For more than three decades, Reyne’s songs have been the sound of the Australian summer, selling in excess of 2 million albums in the process. Lucky audiences will be treated to hits including ‘Reckless’, ‘Boys Light Up’ and ‘Motor’s Too Fast’, together for the first time in forthcoming album All The Hits – Live (out 27 November via Liberation Music).

Isaak’s three-decade long career and relentless touring schedule have earned him the reputation as one of the funniest and most enigmatic live performers in the industry. Don’t miss what is guaranteed to be a memorable evening for those lucky enough to secure tickets.

Wed 06 Apr – The Star Event Centre, Sydney, NSW
Wed 13 Apr – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Sat 09 Apr – Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley NSW
Sun 10 Apr – Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD
Sat 16 Apr – Annie’s Lane Winery, Clare Valley SA