21st November 2017
It’ll be the feelgood show of the summer when two of Australia’s most beloved musical treasures, The Waifs and Kasey Chambers, team up for an incredibly special show under the stars at Pioneer Women’s Memorial, Kings Park & Botanic Garden, on Saturday, February 3, 2018, with some very special guests.
It’s been a historic year for The Waifs. The band celebrated its 25th Anniversary with the release of their eighth album, Ironbark, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart, their first release ever to do so.
Ironbark featured a song for every year of The Waifs’ existence, taking in 22 new tracks and three re-imaginings of live favourites (1996’s Shiny Apple and Take It In, 2004’s Willow Tree). The chart success was the perfect launchpad for their 25th Anniversary Australian tour during the middle of the year, with more shows added in November due to popular demand.
“We’ve gotten used to our fans being along on our side and being so supportive,” Donna Simpson says. “They’re there with us. This album is pretty much a big thank you. Thank you to everyone who’s ever come along to shows or bought our previous albums to help us survive 25 years as a band.”
Kasey Chambers also topped the ARIA Album Chart in 2017, with her 11th LP, Dragonfly, becoming her fifth number #1 album release. Produced by Kasey’s brother Nash Chambers, the double album featured guest appearances from Paul Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Vika and Linda Bull, Keith Urban and Foy Vance and saw Kasey light up both cities and countryside with one of her most extensive national tours ever.
Acclaimed Australia singer/songwriter Lior also joins the line-up and is thrilled to help The Waifs celebrate their 25th anniversary in front of their home crowd. Lior is currently in the studio working on a new album but is excited about coming back to Perth for this one-off show and sharing a stage with The Waifs and Kasey Chambers.
Rising talent, Stella Donnelly, has emerged as one of the bright new lights of Australian music in 2017. Her debut EP, Thrush Metal, caught us off-guard with its tender evocations and compelling messages all at once. Stella recently won the inaugural Levi’s Music Prize at the BIGSOUND conference in Brisbane and just this month received a J-Award nomination as well as winning an unprecedented five categories at the WAM (WA Music) Awards.
THE WAIFS & KASEY CHAMBERS
With special guests Lior + Stella Donnelly
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Pioneer Women’s Memorial, Kings Park & Botanic Garden
TICKETS ON SALE – MONDAY NOVEMBER 27, 9AM
From Ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100
This show is a fully licensed event. Minors (children under 18 years of age) may only attend the event if they are accompanied by their parent/step-parent or legal guardian. All patrons (including minors/babies) must have a valid ticket for entry.
Strictly no BYO alcohol and NO glass. Food will be available at the venue or BYO picnic. Low to the ground beach chairs and picnic rugs are recommended. For full event information head to www.mellenevents.com
Gold $149.90 plus transaction fees
Silver $119.90 plus transaction fees
General Admission $89.90 plus transaction fees