Frontier Touring are pleased to announce a national tour in May 2018 by one of New Zealand’s most arresting songwriters and performers: Marlon Williams. Marlon will perform across Australia in celebration of his just-announced second album Make Way For Love, due for release on February 16, 2018 via Caroline Australia.
‘His voice soars to the heavens and plucks at the heartstrings’ – The Australian
‘Williams is a singular artist who mimics none of his heroes, and has forged his own musical path’ – New Zealand Herald
Recorded with Grammy-winning producer Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, The Strokes) and backing band The Yarra Benders in North California’s Panoramic Studios after weeks of pre-production in Lyttelton with regular collaborator Ben Edwards, Make Way For Love features 11 tracks of new musical terrain: cinematic strings, reverb, rollicking guitar and at least one quiet piano ballad, in what can only be described as a thoroughly original, revealing break-up record.
Off the back of the singer’s incredible, self-titled 2015 solo debut, accolades immediately followed; said Rolling Stone Australia in their four star review, “Williams picks his marks and hits them”. Williams won Best Male and Breakthrough Artist at the 2015 New Zealand Music Awards, also earning nominations for Best Blues & Roots Album at Australia’s ARIA Awards, plus a nom for the Australian Music Prize.
Now, after two solid years of touring – including stints on the road supporting Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, festivals including Latitude, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival and Pickathon – Williams makes his long-awaited return.
MARLON WILLIAMS & THE YARRA BENDERS – MAKE WAY FOR LOVE TOUR
with special guest The Weather Station
Tickets on sale Thursday 16 Nov (10am local time)