Ben Lee Intimate East Coast Shows This June – Across The Ocean

Ben Lee Intimate East Coast Shows This June

One of Australia’s most treasured and prolific singer-songwriters – Ben Lee, will perform a collection of classics and new material for three intimate shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this June.

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This follows the announcement that on May 29, Ben will release his keenly awaited new album Love Is The Great Rebellion (pre-order here), his first since signing with Warner Bros. Records in February of this year. A return to the sound of his 2005 double-platinum certified album Awake Is The New Sleep and reteamed with the producer of that album and frequent collaborator Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Veruca Salt), Love Is The Great Rebellion is full of the unstoppably catchy, pop-rock hits and startlingly insightful lyrics that Ben has always been so adept at composing.

Ben was always destined for a life of music, discovered at just 14 years of age by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and having fronted alt-rock band Noise Addict, who considered The Beastie Boys amongst their fans. He released his first solo-album Grandpaw Would in 1995 that quickly proclaimed Ben as a genre-spanning, musical force to be reckoned with. Since then Ben has gone onto produce nine solo-albums including the acclaimed Awake Is The New Sleep, which saw him win no less than four ARIA Awards including Single of the Year and Best Male Artist in 2005 and in 2010 was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums. The album spawned the single ‘Catch My Disease’ which came in second in the 2005 triple J Hottest 100 and won Ben Song of the Year and Most Performed Australian Work at that years APRA Awards. Other singles have included the timeless ‘Cigarettes Will Kill You’, the devastatingly beautiful ‘Gamble Everything For Love’ and the anthemic ‘Love Me Like The World Is Ending’.

In June of last year Ben performed at The Basement in Sydney, Howler in Melbourne and Federation Concert Hall in Hobart for a special series of shows that encapsulated Ben’s impressive back catalogue and masterful skills as a musician collecting rave reviews along the way.

Ben Lee is undeniably an expert lyricist, using plays on words and a sophisticated grasp on language to express his ideas, while also still allowing them to be easily accessible for the listener.’ — Beat Magazine

As well as the release of Love Is The Great Rebellion on the horizon, Ben recently released A Mixtape From Ben Lee (buy here). Fourteen years in the making, the Mixtape features vocal contributions from Zooey Deschanel, Ben Folds, Azure Ray, Sean Lennon, Neil Finn, and others, with a “donate what you want” basis, beginning at $1 and all proceeds going to the Q’Ero Project, which supports the basic needs and development of the Q’ero people of Peru.

Ben Lee has become an integral part of the Australian contemporary musical landscape. He is as gifted onstage as he is in the studio, weaving stories with his songs that we can all relate to. These east coast shows are one of those rare opportunities to see an exceptional talent up-close and personal, don’t miss out!

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(All shows 18+)

Frontier Members pre-sale runs from Mon 27 Apr

General public on sale from Wed 29 Apr 10am local time

Fri 5 June
Black Bear Lodge
Brisbane, QLD

oztix.com.au
1300 762 545

Sat 6 June
Newtown Social Club
Sydney, NSW

newtownsocialclub.com
1300 724 867

Sun 7 June
Northcote Social Club
Melbourne, VIC

northcotesocialclub.com
1300 724 867