27 Feb Portuguese artist Luísa Sobral announces first-ever Australian/ Japanese tour off the back of her critically acclaimed album Rosa.
“Her artistry is unmistakable” – ★★★★ RNR Magazine, UK
“A quite beautiful and strangely compelling set of songs and stories by a genuine talent” – ★★★★ Songlines, UK
”A classy masterpiece that we need listening to over and over.’ – ★★★★ Music Magazine, Japan
Critically acclaimed Portuguese singer, songwriter and composer, Luísa Sobral is finally making her way to Australia and Japan this March. Celebrating the release of her revered fifth studio album Rosa, Sobral will play the beloved WOMADelaide Festival as well as a run shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Tokyo.
Luisa will also take sometime to give Songwriting Masterclasses – under the scope Stimulate your Creativity – at the Conservatorium Open Academy, in Sydney, and the Collarts School of Entertainment in Melbourne.
Lauded far and wide as one of the most important composers and singers in a new generation of Portuguese artists, Luísa Sobral has achieved immense international success in her decade long career. Her debut LP The Cherry On My Cake quickly went Platinum after many weeks topping the local charts, whilst follow up release Lu-Pu-I-Pi-Sa-Pa received Gold with lead single ‘João’ playing its way into the hearts of millions of Portuguese listeners.
Sobral’s fourth, semi self-titled album Luísa was a risky collaborative effort involving some of the scene’s most esteemed talent. Produced by renowned American producer Joe Henry and featuring seasoned jazz musicians and multi-instrumentalists Marc Ribot, Greg Leisz, Jay Bellerose, Patrick Warren, David Piltch and Levon Henry, the LP was immediately declared one of 2016’s best albums by a slew of Portuguese critics.
Having performed at a multitude of festivals and events in over 15 countries including Austin’s SXSW, Barcelona Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, and a performance on Later… with Jools Holland, Luísa has garnered a mass of dedicated fans the world over. She has received two Globos de Ouro nominations (The Portuguese equivalent of The Golden Globes), and received a Commander of the Order of Merit from the Portuguese President together with her brother, after becoming the first first-ever Portuguese act to win the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with her career defining composition ‘Amar pelos dois’.
Now, following her most personal, reflective and raw release to date, Luísa Sobral is finally making her way to Australia and Japan with her Rosa Tour with handful of select intimate performances.