In excellent news for fans of Dan Sultan today, the esteemed singer-songwriter has announced the release of a 10 Year Anniversary pressing of his acclaimed album Blackbird (out April 26 via Liberation Records), This limited edition, signed pressing of Blackbird has been re-invigorated with a fresh layout and will be pressed on exquisite transparent red vinyl with black dust throughout. Today he also announced a celebratory show with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in July.


Recorded at Nashville’s famous Blackbird Studios with super producer Jacquire King(Tom Waits, Kings Of Leon) and originally released in April 2014, Blackbird debuted at #4 on the ARIA Albums Chart and went on to achieve gold accreditation. Featuring the hits ‘Under Your Skin‘, ‘The Same Man‘ and ‘Kimberley Calling‘, Blackbird took out the ARIA award for Best Rock Album, the AIR Award for Best Independent Blues and Roots Album and a NIMA award for National Cover Art of the Year.


At its core, Blackbird is the simple journey of a man singing about love, desire and identity, where powerhouse riffs are met by crackling gospel interludes, rock and roll, soul jams, pure country tones and bare, aching ballads.


In further celebration of the album’s anniversary, Dan will join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra during NAIDOC Week to perform songs from Blackbird, along with hits from his extensive catalogue. The MSO will be conducted by Noongar man Aaron Wyatt with musical arrangements from Alex Turley.


Dan says he jumped at the opportunity to reunite with the MSO on this special anniversary, after headlining the Orchestra’s 2023 performance One Song: The Music of Archie Roach.


“I loved the experience of making Blackbird. I spent two months in Nashville and worked with an incredible producer in Jacquire King and was able to take my band with me, Pete Marin and Josh Jones. We all had a wonderful time together and made something really special. It was a huge adventure and something I’ll always cherish. To bring this music to the MSO is a huge honour and a big challenge that I’m very excited about. I think we will make something very special once again.” – Dan Sultan


A consummate performer with the ability to deliver memorable, transcendent shows, Dan’s recent performances, including a show-stopping rendition of ‘Took The Children Away’ at Mushroom 50, indicate that fans are in for an absolute treat.



More about Dan Sultan

Dan Sultan is an undeniably important artist. One of Australia’s most loved singer-songwriters, he boasts numerous accolades to his name, including multiple ARIA Awards, AIR Awards, NIMA Awards and two Top 5 ARIA-charting albums.


Last year, Dan released his fifth studio album, the self-titled Dan Sultan, which won the ARIA for ‘Best Adult Contemporary Album’, and was also nominated for ‘Best Solo Artist’ and ‘Best Independent Release’. The release saw him perform a sold-out East Coast tour and travel to the US in support of Vance Joy for sold-out shows at iconic venues including Central Park, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and The Ryman. ‘Story’ – the lead track from the record – was shortlisted last week for APRA’s peer-voted ‘Song of the Year’


Dan Sultan


Dan Sultan – BlackbirdOut Friday 26 April via Liberation RecordsPre-order HERETracklisting:1. Make Me Slip2. Can’t Blame Me3. Under Your Skin4. High Street Riot5. Ain’t Thinking About You6. Kimberley Calling7. The Same Man8. Nobody Knows9. Waiting On The End Of The Phone10. It Belongs To Us11. No More Explanations12. Loving’s Just For Fools13. Gullible Few


DAN SULTAN x MSOTickets on sale Thursday February 29, details at www.mso.com.auFri 12 Jul | Hamer Hall, The Arts Centre | Melbourne VIC DAN SULTAN TOUR DATESThu 29 Feb | Milton Theatre | Milton NSWFri 1 Mar | Milton Theatre | Milton NSWSat 2 Mar | Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre | Bathurst NSWFri 8 Mar | Enlighten Up Late at the National Gallery of Australia | Parkes ACTSun 10 Mar | Civic Theatre | Newcastle NSWThu 28 Mar | Byron Bay | Bluesfest NSWSun 30 Mar | Byron Bay | Bluesfest NSWFri 26 Apr | The Gum Ball | Belford NSW



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