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Dan Sultan Dirty Ground EP Launch

BY The Street Theatre | 28-Nov-2014
With the recent nomination for five ARIA Awards to coincide with the imminent arrival of Dan Sultan's new solo EP Dirty Ground, he will take to the road for a string of solo tour dates. Dirty Ground bursts with sparse, stunning songs and was recorded in just one day with Jan Skubizewski. It features co-writes with legendary local musicians Paul Kelly, for the title track and 'On The Leffy'; and Paul Dempsey, for 'Mountaintop'. Also is the poignant 'Man on TV', which Sultan wrote whilst in Nashville. Opening up the solo shows will be popular folk rockers Pierce Brothers.
Dan Sultan - Dirty Ground EP Launch supported by Pierce Brothers With the recent nomination for five ARIA Awards including Best Album and Best Male Artist to coincide with the imminent arrival of Dan Sultan's new solo EP, titled Dirty Ground, on November 7, the Melbourne muso will take to the road for a string of solo tour dates for February and March 2015. Dirty Ground bursts with sparse, stunning songs and was recorded in just one day with Jan Skubizewski of Way of the Eagle. It features co-writes with legendary local musicians Paul Kelly, for the title track and 'On The Leffy'; and Paul Dempsey, for 'Mountaintop'. Also included on the EP is the poignant 'Man on TV', which Sultan wrote whilst in Nashville. The majority of tracks have been part of Dan's repertoire for some time - amongst his original demos for Blackbird - but the musician felt they were better suited to a solo release due to their stripped back, raw and emotive nature. 

They show another side to the ARIA-winning (and once again, ARIA nominated) rockstar we've come to know through Blackbird. The Dirty Ground tour will take Dan back on the road in intimate solo mode. The shows will allow him to fully showcase his unique talent as not only a singer and songwriter, but a teller of stories - perfect for fans who would prefer to see him in a close setting, and experience the album and EP in their rawest and most emotive forms. "I enjoy playing with my band and I also enjoy playing solo. I'm looking forward to getting back on the road with more space on the tour bus." - Dan Sultan Opening up the solo shows will be popular folk rockers Pierce Brothers. The last year has been one wild ride for these local musicians, with their latest EP The Night Tree coming in at #21 on the ARIA Charts. The boys recently sold out five headlining shows in their hometown of Melbourne - an astonishing feat without major radio play or label support. This tour is proudly presented in association with the GO! Foundation, which Dan serves as an ambassador. The GO! Foundation aims to assist Indigenous Australian youths achieve their goals through education scholarships. A portion of the tour profits will be donated directly to the foundation which was co-founded by Australian of the Year Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin. Street 1 - reserved | Duration - 140 minutes with interval.