It might have been almost a decade since Vanessa Amorosi performed to Australian audiences, but she is certainly back home on the stage. Returning back home to a run of dates on Series Three of the Red Hot Summer Tour ahead of announcing her highly anticipated Heavy Lies The Head show dates, Vanessa again cementing herself as one of the best vocalists in the country.
It was 2011 when Vanessa moved to Los Angeles to begin a journey of self-discovery and develop her music career in different ways. Once in LA and somewhat anonymous for the first time, Vanessa immersed herself in all kinds of musical experiences. She became obsessed with exploring the real roots of her first and greatest musical love — gospel. And it didn’t take long for the hardcore and influential LA music scene to realise this ‘new kid in town’ had an unmatched voice. Vanessa is now a familiar face on the local live scene, regularly performing alongside the best musicians in the world.
Returning to Australia for the first time in a decade has been a special experience. “I’m absolutely thrilled and even sometimes emotional during my shows on this Red Hot Summer Tour,” she says. “I feel very blessed to be travelling this beautiful and vast country of ours and being reunited with the audience I grew up with.”
Wrapping up the dates on the Red Hot Summer Tour, and a few select shows alongside long-time mate Jon Stevens, Vanessa will be heading out on the road for her solo tour Heavy Lies The Head, which celebrates the single release of the same name. The breathtaking, emotional and long-awaited new song is the first of more tracks to follow in coming months and marks a triumphant return for this amazing musician. Vanessa’s last album, the platinum- selling Hazardous, which featured her number one smash hit, This Is Who I Am. To date, her combined album and single sales across her career have reached over two million worldwide.
“I am just so thrilled to be back recording and performing live,” says Vanessa. “Nothing brings me greater joy than sharing my music with everyone and I can’t wait to be travelling and meeting people right across this fantastic country. I can’t believe it has been nearly ten years away from the stage, but I have been super busy writing lots of music of all styles and I am really proud and passionate about my first single. There is no doubt it is controversial and cutting edge on where much of today’s music sits today, but I have been honest in pursuing the music that I want to sing and you will see a collection of songs from rock tracks to dance tracks and a power ballad.”
Vanessa’s A-list collaborators on her growing song collection include Sweden’s Aleena Gibson (Jason Derulo, Nick Carter) and Trevor Muzzy (Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga), as well as Jon Levine (Drake, Dua Lipa), Jordan Palmer (Andy Grammar, Lights), Louis Schoorl (Tina Arena, 5 Seconds Of Summer), and Levi Lennox (ZAYN, M.I.A.).
It’s incredible to think it’s almost 20 years since a teenage Vanessa Amorosi from outer-eastern Melbourne burst onto the Australian charts with her debut number one album The Power, which featured four massive hit singles: Have A Look; Absolutely Everybody; Shine; and The Power, and who stole the show at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, seen by an estimated two billion people.
Tickets for Vanessa Amorosi’s Heavy Lies The Head tour are on sale now. Vanessa’s new single Heavy Lies The Head is at radio now.
Thursday 9th May 2019
Evans Theatre, Penrith Panthers, PENRITH NSW
Friday 10th May 2019
The Whitlam Theatre, Revesby Workers Club, REVESBY NSW
Saturday 11th May 2019
Pittwater RSL, MONA VALE NSW
Thursday 16th May 2019
York on Lilydale, MT EVELYN VIC
Friday 17th May 2019
Chelsea Heights Hotel, CHELSEA HEIGHTS VIC
Saturday 18th May 2019
Shoppingtown Hotel, DONCASTER VIC
For more information, please visit www.vanessaamorosi.com