AUSTRALIAN SONGSTRESS KATE MILLER-HEIDKE
OPENS FOR THE BEN FOLDS FIVE REUNION TOUR
Chart-topping Australian singer/songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke is proud to announce that she will return to the US in September and October to support Ben Folds Five on their eagerly awaited North American reunion tour. Kate will tour with Ben Folds Five to support her recent release, Nightflight.
Over the last three years, Miller-Heidke has won over audiences with her operatic vocal flair across the world - from Australia to Asia, the US and UK, including highly praised performances at SXSW, Coachella and Lilith Fair. The new disc, Nightflight, debuted at #2 in her home country and for the recent US release on Sony Music Entertainment Australia, she has been in the States doing live shows in select markets in June and July, including residencies at LA's Hotel Café and NYC's Rockwood Music Hall.
Nightflight was produced by Kate's collaborator/husband Keir Nuttall with Lindsay Gravina (Rowland S. Howard, Mick Harvey, The Living End, Magic Dirt) in his Birdland studio in Prahran, Melbourne and mixed by Cenzo Townshend (Florence And The Machine, Kaiser Chiefs). Recorded over two months in Melbourne, Nighflight is made up of eleven songs in which we see Kate meditate on homesickness, mortality, love and surrender, in an album that is both sonically lush and emotionally stark, deeply personal and yet utterly panoramic.
Known for having some of the most gloriously elastic vocal chords in contemporary music, Kate's unique vocal and performance dynamics, learnt through early operatic training, have made her distinctly unforgettable. Last Fall, she grabbed the attention of TV viewers and radio listeners in the New York area when her irresistibly catchy track, "Are You Ready?" (from the record Liberty Bell, created by her electronic side project), was used regularly for the NY Lottery campaigns.
You can catch Kate Miller-Heidke and Ben Folds Five in the following cities:
9/13/12 - HOLYOKE, MA - MOUNTAIN PARK AMPHITHEATRE
9/14 /12 - NEW YORK, NY - CENTRAL PARK RUMSEY FIELD
9/16/12 - CARY, NC - KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE
9/17/12/ - NASHVILLE, TN - RYMAN AUDITORIUM
9/18/12 - ATLANTA, GA - TABERNACLE
9/19/12 - CHARLESTON, SC - NORTH CHARLESTON PAC
9/23/12 - DALLAS, TX - PALLADIUM BALLROOM
9/24/12 - AUSTIN, TX - STUBBS WALLER CREEK AMPHITHEATRE
9/25/12 - HOUSTON, TX - BAYOU MUSIC CENTER
9/27/12 - COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - STIR COVE AT HARRAHS
9/28/12 - KANSAS CITY, MO - STARLIGHT
9/29/12 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - ORPHEUM THEATRE
9/30/12 - CHICAGO, IL - CHICAGO THEATRE
10/2/12 - DETROIT, MI - THE FILLMORE
10/3/12 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MURAT THEATRE
10/5/12 - BUFFALO, NY- KLEINHAN'S MUSIC HALL
10/7/12 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - TOWER THEATRE
10/9/12 - PORT CHESTER, NY - THE CAPITOL THEATRE
10/13/12 - BOSTON, MA - HOUSE OF BLUES
10/15/12 - TORONTO, ONTORIO - KOOL HAUS