With the July 31 release of Gurrumul’s third studio recording, The Gospel Album fast approaching, comes a first look at the cover art and track listing and the announcement of a national tour in support of the album.
To mark the release of The Gospel Album, Gurrumul will embark on a six-date national tour, The Gospel Songs, a rare opportunity to see this mesmerising performer live in concert. Accompanied by an orchestra and local choirs, he will commence the tour at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on 29 July, taking in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, and concluding in Perth on 12 August. Tickets for The Gospel Songs live event go on sale next Friday 12 June (with Adelaide & Melbourne on sale now).
Gurrumul’s The Gospel Album is a dedication to his mother and aunts, who brought him up with songs and lullabies from the church at Elcho Island. As a small boy Gurrumul was not only influenced by the traditional music of his clan but by the gospel music he heard every Sunday at the local Methodist church. The Gospel Album is a re-imagining of the spiritual songs that came to north-east Arnhem Land via Christian missionaries.
The Gospel Album was produced by Gurrumul’s long-time collaborator, Michael Hohnen from Skinnyfish Music.
Gurrumul 2015 National Tour
Sydney – Wednesday 29 July, Enmore Theatre
Brisbane – Sunday 2 August, QPAC Concert Hall
Adelaide – Wednesday 5 August, Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
Melbourne – Saturday 8 August, Supersense
Canberra – Monday 10 August, Canberra Theatre Centre
Perth – Wednesday 12 August, Perth Concert Hall