KASEY CHAMBERS’ U.S. RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM DRAGONFLY DUE JUNE 2 VIA ESSENCE/MGM
ADDS NORTH AMERICAN DATES TO SUMMER TOUR
“This mature phase of her career was heralded by her terrific 2014 album…but the real payoff comes on her new grandly ambitious, two-CD album, Dragonfly…” —The Washington Post
“The release features an all-star cast of collaborators...But it’s Chambers who
demands the attention with her sweet, roots-influenced songs and candid storytelling.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Kasey Chambers, like an Australian Lucinda Williams, has also reinvented herself…with a new ferocity.” —Paste
“…songwriting excellence and passion in performance that is so hard to find these days, except, perhaps…by her very few peers in this field, including Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin and, of course, the great Lucinda Williams.” —Huffington Post
“A towering songbook, wordy and resigned, Dragonfly is the opus of Australia’s foremost progenitor of, and innovator in, the country-roots fold. It’s the masterwork of a heart laid bare in song.” —Rolling Stone Australia
Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers’ new album Dragonfly will be released in the U.S. on June 2 via Essence/MGM. In support of this, her eleventh studio album, Chambers has added 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. It is currently at #10 on the AMA Americana Chart.
Dragonfly, her acclaimed double album and 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 Chambers at The Foggy Mountain Sessions.
Of the new recording, Chambers reflects, “Working with Paul Kelly as my producer on one side of the double album Dragonfly was 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.
For more information, please contact Nick Mallchok, Samantha Tillman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
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 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 13 /// Alexandria, VA /// The Birchmere
July 20 /// Greenville SC /// The Peace Center
July 22 /// Atlanta, GA /// City Winery