Handsome Tours and Astral People proudly present the Australia and New Zealand debut of Sampha in May 2017.
2016 has seen Sampha become one of the most in-demand new live acts around, with two London shows at Corsica Studios and The Electric Brixton selling out in a matter of minutes. In fact, every one of Sampha’s UK and North American tour dates this year have sold out. The 2017 dates will feature Sampha’s biggest headline shows to date, including London’s 2,000 capacity Roundhouse and New York’s 3,000 capacity Terminal 5, plus debut shows at Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s The Forum, Brisbane’s Triffid and Auckland’s Studio.
**Due to extreme demand, both of Sampha’s Melbourne shows originally at The Croxton Bandroom on Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May will now be held at The Forum. All purchased tickets will be valid at the new venue (check Ticketmaster for more info).
Sampha will be supported in Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland by PAULi. Like Sampha, PAULi has an impressive list of collaborators. Having worked with Damon Albarn, Gorillaz, Jamie xx and FKA Twigs, PAULi’s now ready to share his own artistic vision EP The Idea of Tomorrow. Don’t miss the indescribable aural & visual vision that PAULi will be bringing to Australia for the first time in May.
Since the release of his debut Sundanza EP in 2010 and 2013’s Dual EP, Sampha has quietly but assuredly become one of the UK’s most enigmatic and respected artists. Still just twenty seven years old, he has lent his vocal, production and songwriting talents to a range of stand out releases, from UK contemporaries such as FKA twigs, Jessie Ware and SBTRKT to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Kanye West and, most recently this year, on Frank Ocean’s Endless and Solange’s A Seat At The Table albums. Now it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story and Process, produced by Sampha himself and Rodaidh McDonald, is set to be his defining musical statement.