News: Lanie Lane Bids A Fond Farewell3 min read
(AUS) After five brilliant years, countless sold out shows, a collaboration with Jack White, a certified Gold debut album and a critically acclaimed sophomore record, Lanie Lane announces her indefinite departure from touring and recording. This will no doubt come as a shock to her many fans and it is a decision that Lanie has not come to easily:
“The uprooted-ness of the rock n roll lifestyle is no longer for me and the ambition (which I believe is a pre-requisite to success in the music industry) of cultivating fame or attention has completely left me now. At times, I have found the constant pressure that a touring & recording artist requires to be accustomed to, unbearable. I utterly respect those who can withstand the pressures of a life constantly on the road and with the expectations for continued success. I personally found myself not liking who I was becoming under stress and difficult circumstances. It felt like a lot of the time I was either depressed or anxious, so I’ve begun to change the circumstances of my life to be back in the flow again.
My love of creating, writing & playing music is definitely not in question here. These aspects are the true joy of music for me. I will always sing when the time is right, but never in a way that puts any strain on my mind/body/spirit or creative flow. I’m a much happier and peaceful person when I live simply.
I’m very much looking forward to playing the shows which remain in the calendar and I hope to perform some select shows in the future – the occasional festival or intimate house/garden concerts for fans. I do not plan on any further heavy venue touring, so I encourage my beautiful fans to come to along these upcoming shows.
I thank from the bottom of my heart Winterman & Goldstein Management, Ivy League Records, The Harbour Agency, and Mushroom Group. You’re all incredibly hard working people and I salute your dedication to promoting Australian music!“
In 2013, Lanie Lane became a household name when her debut album To The Horses entered the ARIA charts at #12. Within a period of 18 months Lanie lived out the dream of so many musicians, playing sold out national tours and making appearances at a long list of high profile festivals. She graced the covers of a stack of quality magazines, made trips to the US and UK, won FBi Radio’s SMAC Award for Record of the Year, The Age’s EG award for Best Female and the AIR award for Best Blues and Roots Record. Somewhere in all of that, she recorded a single in Nashville for none other than Jack White and to top it all off, To The Horses went Gold.
After bright lights, big stages and long flights, Lanie moved herself to a secluded area in the Victorian bush to write her next body of work – an environment that inspired her acclaimed second record NIGHT SHADE. Though she will be honouring her final shows, they will be her last for the foreseeable future.
LANIE LANE FINAL SHOWS
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Saturday 7 February
Quarter Deck Cafe | Narooma, NSW
Thursday 19 February
The Gasometer | Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 29 March
West Coast Blues & Roots | Fremantle, WA
Saturday 11 April
The Hydro Majestic | Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 18 April
Tanks Arts Centre | Cairns, QLD