Amy Shark has announced she’ll be back on home turf next year, as part of a huge all-ages arena tour of Australia.
Riding on the high of her recent ARIA wins for Best Live Australia Act and Best Pop Release, Amy Shark today announced a massive 2021 headline tour of Australia in support of her highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Cry Forever’.
“I think the first name I saw on an email a few months ago was Rod Laver Arena, and firstly I was quietly shitting myself but to be doing another run of bigger arenas is so wild,” Shark said.
“I’m really looking forward to it, and I think these songs are going to be so great live.”
The tour will kick off at Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney) on 12 June, before heading through the capitals and finishing up in Perth at RAC Arena on 3 July, with the only regional stop being HOTA on the Gold Coast, on 25 June.
She’s no stranger to the big stage, having headlined many major festivals, along with winning over the entire stadium at Fire Fight and wowing a national audience with her recent NRL Grand Final appearance. But it’s the stop in at her old stomping ground that has Shark most nervous.
“It’s nerve-wracking playing your hometown…when you know that you’ve got friends and family that will be at the show.
“But hopefully they’re ready for me to come back and torment the town again!”
Following on from her debut #1 ARIA album, ‘Love Monster’, Shark’s new release is expected to give fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the rollercoaster that has taken her from moving 82 tickets in her home state to selling out arena-sized venues across the country in just a few years.
“I’m definitely at a stage where I’m more confident to share a lot more, and I think I wasn’t really ready around the ‘Love Monster’ era to give that yet.
“I had so many songs that were banked up from older problems and situations and relationships, so this one is very relevant to how I am feeling today and what’s it’s been like for the last few years.
“People really do think it’s popping champagne bottles all the time, but it’s totally not, and I feel like I’m at a stage now where I’m not really scared to talk about all of it.”
While the 13-track album is set to be a little more personal than Shark’s previous work, fans can still expect the same gorgeous, indie vibes they’ve come to love. And she’s promising more in the pipeline for next year too.
“There’ll be a couple of little surprises throughout the year but one step at a time because it’s been a big week for me releasing all this info that I’ve been sitting on for eight months.
“I think it’s going to be fun – I’m going to put some cool music out and try not to overtalk it too much so that the music can just do what the music needs to do.”
AMY SHARK ‘CRY FOREVER’ TOUR 2021 TOUR DATES
Saturday 12 June 2021 | Sydney | Qudos Bank Arena
Friday 18 June 2021 | Melbourne | Rod Laver Arena
Saturday 19 June 2021 | Hobart | Wrest Point Lawns
Friday 25 June 2021 | Gold Coast | HOTA
Saturday 26 June 2021 | Brisbane | Riverstage
Thursday 1 July 2021 | Adelaide | AEC Theatre
Saturday 3 July 2021 | Perth | RAC Arena