The youngest ever performer on Like A Version, the youngest solo artist to win an ARIA Award and now, the youngest male artist to headline a show at the Sydney Opera House, vocal prodigy Ruel is breaking records for fun.
Celebrating these remarkable feats by hitting the road in May on his Painkiller tour, Ruel will be stopping in Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, Forbes, Darwin and of course, Sydney as he takes in the largest venues of his short but extremely eventful career and showcasing tracks from his highly anticipated second EP.
A transcendent new star on an unstoppable trajectory, the London-born, Sydney-based songwriter found himself on the ARIA podium as he took out the 2018 Breakthrough Artist gong for his soul-soaked banger ‘Dazed and Confused’, which landed in in triple j’s Hottest 100 alongside ‘Younger’.
Both tunes, taken from his ubiquitous debut EP Ready, were released amongst a tidal wave of hype which began to swell almost immediately around this young singer-songwriter as his extraordinary soul-tinged voice began to filter out.
His Like a Version rendition of Jack Garratt’s ‘Weathered’ showcased undeniable singing chops and forced folks in the know like Sir Elton John and Khalid to tip their hats, and world-class producers like M-Phazes to pick up their phones.
With these five-star endorsements, it was inevitable that fanbases would start mobilising worldwide and, with the help of ARIA Gold certified single Younger and most recent heartbreaker Not Thinkin’ Bout You (check out the remix featuring Grammy nominated rapper GoldLink), shows have been selling out all over the globe.
In fact, Ruel’s first ever show in New York City late last year also became his first ever sold out NYC appearance, such is the demand for his addictive blend of glitchy electro-soul beds and vocals reminiscent of James Blake, Frank Ocean or even Khalid himself.
Ruel will hit iconic venues like the Forum in Melbourne and Opera House in Sydney in peak form after completing a run of his first headline shows through Asia in March.
Ruel’s Painkiller Tour
5 MAY – TIVOLI, BRISBANE
9 MAY – UNI BAR HOBART
10 MAY – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
16 MAY – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY