Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers’ new double album Dragonfly is out now onEssence/MGM. In support of this, her eleventh studio album, Chambers has added new North American dates to continue her international tour with stops in New York, Chicago,Seattle, Denver and more. See below for the full U.S. tour itinerary.
The record debuted in Australia at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart as well as being #1 on the ARIA Top 50 digital albums, Top 40 Country Albums, Top 20 Australian Artist Albums and Top 20 Australian Artist Country Albums.
Dragonfly, the follow up to 2014’s Bittersweet, features special guests Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, Paul Kelly, Grizzlee Train, Harry Hookey, Vika and Linda Bull, and Foy Vance. The first disc of Dragonfly was produced by ARIA Hall of Famer Paul Kelly at The Sing Sing Sessions, while the second was produced by Chambers’ brother Nash Chambersat The Foggy Mountain Sessions.
Of the new recording, Chambers reflects, “Working with Paul Kelly as my producer on one side of the double album Dragonflywas a dream come true. Paul brought out a whole new side of me, but then I also got to enjoy the comforts of recording with the person who knows and has shaped my original sound better than anyone, my brother Nash, along with my live touring band who have become a huge part on my sound. This double album shows who I am as much as any piece of work I have ever done.”
Acclaimed artist David Bromley created a portrait of Chambers for the album’s cover art. He explains, “In painting Kasey I first endeavored to find her, instead I found many different dimensions and aspects. This portrait combines them all because she is at once uncomplicated and also a mysterious individual—this combination is very alluring.”
Chambers has received 11 ARIA Awards (Australia’s Grammy equivalent), 22 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards, 2 Americana Music Award Nominations and 10 APRA Awards to her name. She also holds the record for the most decorated solo APRA Songwriter in Australia (APRA is Australia’s ASCAP/BMI equivalent).
Chambers has previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Barricades & Brickwalls (2002), Wayward Angel (2004), Carnival (2006) and Rattlin’ Bones, her 2008 collaboration with Shane Nicholson.
KASEY CHAMBERS TOUR DATES
June 8—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern
June 9—Portland, OR—Aladdin Theater
June 11—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
June 13—Denver, CO—The Bluebird Theater
June 14—Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre
June 15—Fort Collins, CO—The Armory
June 16—Kansas City, MO—Knuckleheads Saloon
June 17 –Iowa City, IA — The Englert Theatre
June 19—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway
June 21—Bloomington, IN—The Bluebird
June 22—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
June 23—Ann Arbor, MI—The Ark
June 24—Columbus, OH—Rumba Cafe
June 25—Cleveland, OH—Music Box
July 5—Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live
July 6—Pawling, NY—Daryl’s House
July 7—New York, NY—City Winery
July 8—Norfolk, CT—Infinity Hall
July 12 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
July 13—Alexandria, VA—The Birchmere
July 14 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
July 16 – Charlotte, NC– Neighborhood Theatre
July 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Revelry Room
July 19 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
July 20—Greenville, SC – The Peace Center
July 22—Atlanta, GA—City Winery
For Tickets: kaseychambers.com or venue websites