The Wolfe Brothers have today announced the biggest tour of their career will kick off in their home state of Tasmania in October. Three acts, tying in three nations, bringing together one massive night of country music – fans are certainly in for a treat!
Launching the tour in Tasmania was a given for the band. “We always try to make sure that when we start a new tour that it kicks off in Tassie,” says bassist Tom Wolfe. “We never take for granted the support we have always been given from our home state so premiering a new show to the home crowd first is our way to say thank you to our supporters here.”
To celebrate the release of their latest album Country Heart the boys have put together an international line up of special guests for their four city Tasmanian tour. Joining them on the tour will be Canadian country superstar Gord Bamford, a multi-award-winning legend in Canada. Voted Canada’s Male Artist Of The Year on three occasions, Gord brings his good old boy, beer drinkin’ country party attitude to his shows and is fast building a big fan base in Australia after performing at the nation’s biggest festivals over the last two years.
Also joining the tour will be New Zealand’s current Female Artist Of The Year Jody Direen. Jody brings her high energy country cross over style to the stage and will show Aussie audiences why she is one of the hottest artists on the scene today in New Zealand. After winning the Best Country Album award for her Shake Up CD at the last New Zealand Country Music Awards, Jody signed a deal with ABC Music in Australia and is spending a lot of time based out of Sydney to work as much as she can in Australia. Jody Direen is one to watch as her career builds in Australia and beyond.
The Wolfe Brothers lead guitarist Brodie Rainbird says they are proud to bring line up to Tasmania on their Country Heart Tour. “Having Gord and Jody on the show as our special guests is a real honour,” he says. “They are both at the top of the tree in their home countries and our aim is to bring a world class show to all four venues on this coming Tasmanian tour.”
The Wolfe Brothers new album has received amazing reaction since it was released in March. The album entered the ARIA Country Chart at #2 on the week of release. The first single Ain’t Seen It Yet hit the #1 position on the national country music radio chart and the video for the song reached the #1 spot on the CMC Video chart. The second and current single No Sad Song is climbing the charts and is also receiving airplay on mainstream radio in some parts of the country.
“We made a conscious effort to make an album that was different to anything we had done before,” says singer Nick Wolfe. “We recorded this one in Sydney with Matt Fell producing. The chemistry between the band and Matt was just what we were after. Matt is also a great musician so he understood that we needed to come up with something new. We had chosen the songs that we wrote on a trip to Nashville last year. We needed a new sound and a new approach to recording these songs and Matt was completely open and willing to trying different ways to record the band. We are really happy with the outcome and No Sad Song sort of sums up how far we were prepared to go with delivering something new and fresh. This song is very different for us but it is really starting to get a reaction at radio so the risk in trying something new was well worth taking.”
The Wolfe Brothers continue to be one of the hardest working bands in Australia. They are headlining their own shows on the Country Heart Tour all across the nation for the next six months. This new leg of the tour will be the first and only tour of Tasmania this year.
Tickets for all shows will be available from 10am Tuesday 31st July 2018. Support The Wolfe Brothers – Join the Wolfe Pack! The Wolfe Brothers fourth studio album, Country Heart, is out now via ABC Music.
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Devonport Town Hall Theatre, DEVONPORT TAS
www.decc.net.au | (03) 6420 2900
Thursday 4th October 2018
Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS
www.burniearts.net | (03) 6430 5850
Friday 5th October 2018
Hotel Tasmania, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.oztix.com.au | (03) 6331 7355
Saturday 6th October 2018
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 1300 795 257
For more information, please visit www.thewolfebrothers.com