In 2020 while the world went in to lockdown, Marlon Williams released an album, that he had recorded in collaboration with Canadian duo, Kacy & Clayton. The album, called Plastic Bouquet, was recorded in 2018 on the outskirts of Saskatoon, in the middle of winter, surrounded by snow. While the trio haven’t been in the same room as one another since then, they have managed to team up remotely to record a session for NPR’s Tiny Desk.
In celebration of the release of Plastic Bouquet, and of the gradual emergence from lockdowns, Marlon has announced a rescheduled and expanded run of shows in Australia, where he’ll present a very different kind of show – a full solo performance unearthing some early material, beloved album songs and an introduction to some sparkling new works. This will be Marlon’s first solo tour in over six years.
An Evening With Marlon Williams was first toured in New Zealand, earlier this year, covering 27 sold out shows, and included a finale in Auckland that featured a much publicised duet with Lorde. As well as touring, Marlon has recently been spotted in two episodes of the brand new Netflix series, Sweet Tooth, which is available to stream now.
Between his critically acclaimed, self-titled debut in 2015 and its equally acclaimed follow up, 2018’s Make Way For Love, the New Zealand-based Williams has played many of the world’s major festivals, toured and performed with Bruce Springsteen, Florence + The Machine, Brandi Carlile and Lorde. He has won multiple New Zealand Music Awards and APRA Awards, and was handpicked by actor & director Bradley Cooper to appear in the Academy® Award-winning film A Star Is Born. He also appears in the films True History of the Kelly Gang and the upcoming Lone Wolf.
Tickets on sale Friday 2nd July at: www.marlonwilliams.co.nz/live