Vance Joy announces Australia & NZ tour

Less than two weeks until the release of his hotly-anticipated sophomore album, Nation of Two (released on Friday 23 February via Liberation Records), and alongside the announcement of a colossal run of international tour dates, Vance Joy will be heading out on a  tour on Australia and New Zealand this September. 

Announced this morning via a Facebook live stream, the Nation of Two World Tour will see the artist hit some of his biggest stages to date, with his trusty band in tow. 

In anticipation of the release of Nation of Two and to coincide with the tour announcement, Vance Joy has revealed a new track; the hauntingly beautiful album opener ‘Call If You Need Me’ alongside a stunning clip. ‘Call If You Need Me’ features Vance Joy’s trademark visual lyrics, painting pictures of fluorescent lights and conversations through foggy shower glass. The clip, which features Vance Joy in a beautiful, stripped-back setting, was shot by Mimi Cave who also shot the videos for ‘Lay It On Me’ and ‘We’re Going Home’.

Vance Joy kicked off album release month by treating fans to another album preview on February 1, revealing the bright and uplifting ‘Saturday Sun’. Similar to ‘We’re Going Home’, ‘Saturday Sun’ is accompanied by a visual lyric video drawn and written by Vance Joy himself. The track is proving an instant fan favourite having been streamed 1 million times in its first 5 days! ‘Call If You Need Me’ and ‘Saturday Sun’ join ‘Lay It On Me’, ‘Like Gold’, and ‘We’re Going Home’ as instant downloads on album pre-orders. All five tracks can be heard right now on streaming services.  

Just over a month in and 2018 is establishing itself as a huge year for Vance Joy. ‘We’re Going Home’ is sitting on over 5.5 million streams and was most added to radio during it’s week of release. Both ‘We’re Going Home’ and ‘Lay It On Me’ are sitting in the top 100 in the ARIA Singles Chart this week at #41 and #62 respectively. ‘Lay It On Me’ is certified twice Platinum, has been streamed over 50 million times and came in at a very impressive #9 in the triple j Hottest 100 on January 27. To top it all off, Vance Joy was also the cover star of Rolling Stone Australia for January – sadly it’s final issue ever!

Vance Joy

Friday 14 September
Hordern Pavilion | Sydney, NSW
All Ages | 132 849

Saturday 15 September
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC
All Ages | 132 849

Tuesday 18 September
Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA
All Ages | 136 100

Friday 21 September
Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD
All Ages | 136 100

Sunday 23 September (Queens Birthday Holiday Eve)
Fremantle Arts Centre | Perth, WA
18+ (minors to be accompanied by a parent or guardian) | 1300 762 545

Friday February 23rd: Town Hall, Auckland

Tickets via Ticketmaster

Begins: Friday 23 February (10am local time)


Fan club pre-sale: 2pm Monday, February 19 until 2pm Tuesday, February 20

Begins: Monday 19 February
Ends: Tuesday 20 February
(or until allocation exhausted)

Spark pre-sale: 2pm Tuesday, February 20 until 2pm Wednesday, February 21 (NEW ZEALAND ONLY)

Begins: Tuesday 20 February (2pm AEDT)
Ends: Wednesday 21 February (2pm AEDT) 

Vance Joy performing on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at The Forum in Melbourne - photos by Len Panecki