BOB EVANS ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ‘TOMORROWLAND’ TOUR + NEW ALBUM ‘TOMORROWLAND’ RELEASED TODAY

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BOB EVANS ANNOUNCES NATIONAL 'TOMORROWLAND' TOUR + NEW ALBUM 'TOMORROWLAND' RELEASED TODAY

Beloved Australian singer songwriter, Bob Evans has today released his anticipated sixth studio album Tomorrowland, a glorious record written about the passage of time, and the mystery of the past and the future. The album drops alongside the announce of a national Tomorrowland tour set to go large through June with 14 shows around Aus, kicking off at Kingscliff Beach Hotel on June 3 before making its way to Queensland to play Brisbane and Noosaville, South Australia to play Adelaide, Western Australia for Perth and Margaret River, NSW for Bulli, Newcastle, Sydney, Forbes and Cronulla, and finishing in Victoria to hit Belgrave and Castlemaine before wrapping at The Northcote Social Club on June 26. The tour will be supported by Siobhan Cotchin (excluding Frost & Fire and Castlemaine). Tickets are on sale now from www.bobevans.com/tour.

Bob Evans is the ARIA-winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell who has graced the Australian music scene for more than two decades and has written some of the country’s most adored songs.  With an extensive back catalogue of well-crafted songs full of meaningful, considered lyrics buoyed by that familiar voice, it’s safe to say the latest Bob Evans offering is in sync.  Mitchell poignantly explains, “I found that many of the songs and the lyrics I was writing were tied up in and wrapped around time.  The album starts with a song called ‘Born Yesterday’, which is about feeling nostalgic for my early adulthood and ends with a song called ‘End of the Day’, which is about the troubling uncertainty I feel about the future and how I reconcile that with being a parent of young children.  So I found that most of the songs are dealing with the mystery of the past and the future in some kind of way.  In many ways the past is as much a mystery as the unknown future.  Memories are funny things and our perspective on the past is constantly changing with time and as we age.”

Over five albums, Bob Evans has cemented his place in Australia as being the acoustic melody king, the folk/rock alternative whose songs became favourites, then beloved and finally classics.  Tomorrowland was born during the Covid19 global pandemic, a turbulent time full of great uncertainty for every human the world over, but the result is euphoric, sparkling – a luminescent rock record from an unstoppable songsmith. “Every time an album is released it feels special, a small but significant accomplishment.  This one feels a little extra than normal though, having been born out of such tumultuous times,” explains Mitchell. “I’ve never waited so long between the studio and release day before which was hard because I knew I was sitting on something good and I’m just so glad people are finally hearing it.  I went into recording this album feeling refreshed, as if I was beginning a whole new chapter for Bob Evans, one with more electric guitars, a live band actually playing live in a room together and not fussing over perfection but striving for feel.  There are influences and production aesthetics that I have never brought in to my world before and the end result is one that I’m immensely proud of as being a record unlike any I’ve made before.”

And Kevin Mitchell is thrilled at the idea of getting back on stages to play for fans around the country, performing a bunch of tracks from the new record and of course all the longstanding fan faves too. “I didn’t want this record to be released without any shows to back it up, so we waited and waited and now finally the coast looks at least clear enough to be able to announce a ‘Tomorrowland’ tour that is COVID safe and gets to visit a bunch of cities in different states of Australia,” says Mitchell.  “I feel like this tour is going to be celebrating not just ‘Tomorrowland’ but also the joy of being able to go to shows again and experience that strange undying love we all have for a sticky carpet, perhaps a drink or two and someone on stage singing songs and telling tall stories!”

Tomorrowland is out now via Dew Process.
Tickets to the Tomorrowland tour are on sale now from www.bobevans.com/tour.

Bob Evans is Kevin Mitchell.

Stream: Tomorrowland

NATIONAL TOMORROWLAND TOUR
THU 03 JUN | KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL, KINGSCLIFF NSW (18+)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
FRI 04 JUN | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD (18+)
Tickets available from www.eventbrite.com.au
SAT 05 JUN | VILLA NOOSA, NOOSAVILLE QLD (18+)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
FRI 11 JUN | GRACE EMILY HOTEL, ADELAIDE SA (18+)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
SAT 12 JUN | THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, PERTH WA (18+)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
SUN 13 JUN | THE RIVER, MARGARET RIVER WA (18+)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
WED 16 JUN| HERITAGE HOTEL, BULLI NSW (18+)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
THU 17 JUN | LIZOTTE’S, NEWCASTLE NSW (18+)
Tickets available from www.lizottes.com.au
FRI 18 JUN | CAMELOT LOUNGE, SYDNEY NSW (18+)
Tickets available from www.stickytickets.com.au
SAT 19 JUN | FROST & FIRE FESTIVAL, FORBES NSW (All Ages)
Tickets available from www.123tix.com.au | 1300 001 238
SUN 20 JUN  | THE BRASS MONKEY, CRONULLA NSW (18+)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
THU 24 JUN | SOOKI LOUNGE, BELGRAVE VIC (18+)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
FRI 25 JUN | BRIDGE HOTEL, CASTLEMAINE VIC (18+)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
SAT 26 JUN | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, NORTHCOTE VIC (18+)
Tickets available from www.eventbrite.com.au

 

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