Australia’s favourite Sydney-born, triple-platinum producer Hayden James announces he will tour Australia and New Zealand in August and September, ahead of his sophomore album LIFTED, out now via Future Classic. Presented by triple j, the house-connoisseur will return to stages across the country, performing tracks from his beloved back catalogue and highly awaited new album. LIFTED guest artist and collaborators Boo Seeka will support Hayden at all shows, alongside Melbourne/Naarm-based producer, vocalist and DJ, Memphis LK.
First bringing his euphoria-inducing dance music to Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Friday, August 12, Hayden will next travel down to Melbourne’s John Cain Arena on Friday, August 19 before playing to fans at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on Saturday, August 20 and crossing to Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium on Saturday, August 27. On Saturday, September 3, Hayden performs to his hometown at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, before closing out the tour across the pond, at Auckland’s Town Hall on Saturday, September 17. Playing in some of the biggest venues of his illustrious career to date, the tour promises a spectacular return to live music for Hayden as he promises high production, arena-worthy moments for fans to remember.
Hayden says of the forthcoming shows: “I’m thrilled to be bringing my Lifted Tour to Australia and New Zealand after being away for so long. I have a brand new album, brand new live show with the biggest production to date, and I’ve never been more excited to play in my home country and share it all with you.”
The LIFTED tour arrives in the wake of Hayden’s newest album of the same name. The record was fuelled by Hayden’s idea to create an energetic and uplifting collection that could help bring people together again after the tough years that have passed. Infusing the same emotion of his live shows into every moment on the project, Hayden’s inherently euphoric masterpiece is crafted for the live arena, to arrive with fans at a time where they need it the most. The record features special guests Boo Seeka, Jem Cooke, SIDEPIECE and more, plus Hayden’s previous singles On Your Own (feat. Elderbrook) with Cassian, Hold Tight and Waiting for Nothing feat. YAEGER. Exuberating positivity through his lush production, vocal textures and consistently energetic dance cuts, Hayden James’ LIFTED is the product of hours of collaboration, emotion, and an expansion of his enduring legacy in dance music.
As the excited arrival of his second record looms, secure your spot to experience LIFTED live, as it was intended, at some of the biggest and best Hayden James shows to date this August and September.