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Fat Freddy’s Drop Tour – Premiere Blackbird

September 18, 2012 by
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Fat Freddy’s Drop are not the type of band easily distracted from the magic of the recording studio; you can tell it by the infrequency of their record releases and the very special live performances they do make. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Niche Productions announces one last trip across the Tasman before Fat Freddy’s Drop finish their next LP and there are some very special appearances on this run to mark their return.

Fat Freddy’s Drop will present two live performances, for the very first time incorporating their trademark visuals. Blackbird: An Animated & Illustrated Album Preview commands the kind of awed hush that you just don’t get with a standard listening party. The Drop present the worldwide premiere of their fourth album Blackbird – exclusively animated, illustrated and performed live at Sydney Opera House’s Graphic Festival.

A specially commissioned collaboration with celebrated NZ street artist Otis Frizzell, Fat Freddy’s DNA is ingrained into the Graphic festival spirit– from the group’s name play on Gilbert Sheldon’s cult comic character ‘Fat Freddy’ to the cartoon band members rendered on each album, this back-to-back show will be the only opportunity to preview their ‘big beat heavy jammin’ party’ before Blackbird’s release next year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvb0ColoIHU

With two inner city shows in Queensland, starting at Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Hotel and following on at The Arena in Brisbane, Fat Freddy’s Drop mark their first shows since performing two sold out gigs at The Tivoli in May 2011. Like those, these two are set to be ram-jam, so Brisbanites and Gold Coastees are invited not to be slacking next week when tickets go on sale.

Finally, before the beast goes back to the boards, the ‘seven headed soul monster’ will appear at Golden Days Festival, the annual Soul, Blues and Roots event that is putting the Sunshine Coast on the musical map of Australia.

Saturday 10th November – Sydney Opera House Graphic Festival – Sydney
Tickets: www.sydneyoperahouse.com - on sale now

13th November – Eclipse Festival – Port Douglas, QLD
Tickets: www.eclipse2012.com/eclipse2012_festival_tickets - on sale now

15th November – Coolangatta Hotel – Gold Coast, QLD
Tickets: www.oztix.com.au
w/ special guests Bankrupt Billionaires

16th November – The Arena – Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: www.oztix.com.au
w/ special guests Electric Empire and Bankrupt Billionaires

17th November – Golden Days Festival – Coolum, QLD
Tickets: www.goldendaysfestival.com/tickets/ - on sale now

Brisbane and Gold Coast shows tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 19th September

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