25 JANUARY 2023 (Australia) – Australian independent artist Ziggy Alberts will return to European shores this coming April 2023 for his REWIND Tour. Alberts has already sold-out Lisbon and Frankfurt shows well in advance and sees many other dates quickly selling!
Today, Alberts’ announces fellow Australian singer-songwriter Tay Oskee as his support act for the run of twenty-two shows. Tay Oskee’s breezy rhythms and punchy folk tunes have been a part of Alberts’ shows in the past, with his support on the Australian searching for freedom Tour in 2021.
As part of his REWIND TOUR, Alberts will play in esteemed and town favourite venues across Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal and Spain. The REWIND TOUR will be the first time back on the continent since his rapturously received Laps Around The Sun World Tour in 2019.
Expect big singalong moments, with the tour showcasing a collection of all Alberts’ fan favourites as well as be a celebration of his freshly released studio album, DANCING IN THE DARK.
2023 EUROPE TOUR DATES:THURSDAY, 20 APRIL 2023 - TEATRO CAPITOLIO, LISBON, PORTUGAL [SOLD OUT]
SATURDAY, 22 APRIL 2023 - LA PAQUI, MADRID, SPAIN
SUNDAY, 23 APRIL 2023 – RAZZMATAZZ, BARCELONA, SPAIN
TUESDAY, 25 APRIL 2023 – FRI-SON, FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND
WEDNESDAY, 26 APRIL 2023 – KAUFLEUTEN, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
FRIDAY, 28 APRIL 2023 – SANKT PETER, FRANKFURT, GERMANY
SATURDAY, 29 APRIL 2023 – TONHALLE, MUNICH, GERMANY
MONDAY, 1 MAY 2023 – A38, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
TUESDAY, 2 MAY 2023 – ARENA, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
WEDNESDAY, 3 MAY 2023 – ROCK CAFÉ, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
FRIDAY, 5 MAY 2023 – KESSELHAUS, BERLIN, GERMANY
SATURDAY, 6 MAY 2023 – FABRIK, HAMBURG, GERMANY [SOLD OUT]
TUESDAY, 9 MAY 2023 – DEBASER STRAND, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
THURSDAY, 11 MAY 2023, VULKAN AREANA, OSLO, NORWAY
SATURDAY, 13 MAY 2023 – PUSTERVIK, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
SUNDAY, 14 MAY 2023 – PUMPEHUSET, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
TUESDAY, 16 MAY 2023 – SKATERS PALACE, MUNSTER, GERMANY
WEDNESDAY, 17 MAY 2023 – PARADISO, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
FRIDAY, 19 MAY 2023 – EFFENAAR, EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS
SATURDAY 20 MAY 2023 – CARLSWERK VICTORIA, COLOGNE, GERMANY
MONDAY, 22 MAY 2023 – LA MAROQUINERIE, PARIS, FRANCE
TUESDAY, 23 MAY 2023 – BOTANIQUE – ORANGERIE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Musically, Ziggy’s sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His sound is laid back, soulful and folk-tinged, and his songwriting is honest and personal. Whilst Ziggy Alberts is similar to his contemporaries in writing about his personal experiences, his music is layered with subtextual references to issues close to his heart, such as the natural world, the human experience and the wider planet.
DANCING IN THE DARK has been driven by real-time releases, including the singles I BELIEVE, TATTOOS, THE GREAT DIVIDE and most recently, THE SUN & THE SEA featuring Donovan Woods, which all find their home on the album. The new record sits in a genre - self-titled by Ziggy - as "Future Folk". In his own words, “the album is a blend of the honest and raw, with the smoothness and touch of synthesised soundscapes, intentional tuning and programmed organic samples... that reflects accurately the range of experiences we are having as humans in our current world.” Matched with Ziggy's storytelling and sincere songwriting, DANCING IN THE DARK shows yet another step in Alberts' growth as an artist, his music and personal explorations, both introspectively and in the natural world.
Founder of his independent label, Commonfolk Records, and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of - the ability to tell a story on their own terms. In 2022, Ziggy was awarded an APRA for his track letting go. He has also earned ARIA Platinum certifications for Laps Around The Sun (Double Platinum), Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP), plus Gold certifications for his Laps Around The Sun album and six tracks in his catalogue.