Vance Joy | ‘Lay It On Me’ Certified Platinum + Releases Acoustic Version

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 Performs On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ + New Music Coming Soon

Vance Joy today adds another platinum accolade to his extensive collection, with his latest single ‘Lay It On Me’ now certified in excess of 70,000 sales by ARIA.

‘Lay It On Me’ is only the fourth single released by an Australian artist this year to receive platinum certification.  It joins ‘Riptide’ (8x platinum), ‘Fire and the Flood’ (3x platinum), ‘Georgia’ (2x platinum) and ‘Mess Is Mine’ (2x platinum) from Vance Joy’s repertoire as a platinum seller. The song was also recognised earlier this week at the 2017 ARIA Award nominations, receiving a nod for Best Independent Release and Vance Joy for Best Male Artist.

The news follows the recent release of an acoustic version of ‘Lay It On Me’, which Vance Joy recorded whilst on tour last month in the US.

In America, the ‘Lay It On Me’ story continues to grow. It recently topped Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs Chart for three consecutive weeks, ahead of the likes of U2, The Killers and Beck, and has reached a peak of #5 on the Alternative Songs Chart so far.  This week also saw Vance Joy take to the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing a beautiful rendition of the track with full band, along with fan favourite ‘Georgia’.

Ahead of Vance Joy’s return to Australian shores next month – for sold-out shows in his home town of Melbourne, Sydney and Spilt Milk Festival in Canberra – the world-renowned singer-songwriter will continue his globetrotting ways. October will see him performing sold-out concerts throughout the US, Canada and the UK.

This month also sees the launch of YGAP’s annual Polished Man campaign, for which Vance Joy is an ambassador. The Polished Man campaign celebrates the great men and women in our society who stand up to end violence against children –

New music is on the near horizon as Vance Joy works toward an album release for early 2018. His previous, debut offering Dream Your Life Away has now sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide including over a million in the US alone. In Australia, it’s certified platinum with 120,000 sales to date. The album recently re-entered the Top 10 of the ARIA Albums Chart (at #8), three years on from its original release, whilst ‘Riptide’ has now appeared in the Top 100 of the ARIA Singles Chart for a phenomenal 124 weeks.

VIDEO: ‘Lay It On Me (Live From Jimmy Kimmel Live!)’ by Vance Joy


Wednesday 22 November
Forum Theatre | Melbourne, VIC SOLD OUT

Thursday 23 November
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW SOLD OUT

Saturday 25 November
Spilt Milk Festival | Canberra ACT SOLD OUT


Tuesday 10 October
Gothic Theatre | Englewood, CO SOLD OUT

Sunday 15 October
ACL Music Festival | Austin, TX

Thursday 12 October
First Avenue & 7th St Entry | Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT

Tuesday 17 October
Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN SOLD OUT

Thursday 19 October
The Lincoln Theatre | Washington, DC SOLD OUT

Friday 20 October
Union Transfer | Philadelphia, PA SOLD OUT

Saturday 21 October
Somerville Theatre | Somerville, MA SOLD OUT

Monday 23 October
Brooklyn Steele | Brooklyn, NY SOLD OUT

Thursday 26 October
The Danforth Music Hall | Toronto, Canada SOLD OUT

Friday 27 October
Theatre Corona | Montreal, Canada SOLD OUT

Monday 30 October
Omeara, London | United Kingdom SOLD OUT

Tuesday 31 October
Omeara | London, United Kingdom SOLD OUT

Wednesday 7 March
O2 Brixton Academy | Brixton, UK

‘Lay It On Me’ – Vance Joy
Out now through Liberation Records
Available for streaming and purchase here

‘Lay It On Me’ (Acoustic) – Vance Joy
Available for streaming and purchase here

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