Joe Mckee has released ‘one of the albums of the year’  in his beautiful debut solo album, Burning Boy, and now he’s embarking on a national album tour to bring his lush, surreal masterpiece to the wider masses.

Catch Joe Mckee in Adelaide on Friday 10 August at the Estonian Club, Saturday 11 August in Melbourne at the Grace Darling, Thursday 16 Augustat Paddington Uniting Church in Sydney and in Perth on Friday 24 August at the Rosemount.

Supporting Joe McKee in Adelaide only will be Steering By Stars. In Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Joe McKee will be joined by Melodie Nelson.

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Recorded with long time collaborator Dave Parkin in Perth, Burning Boy was written in various countries over a three year period, all over the globe. Burning Boy itself is a bold shift for McKee. Gone is the pulsing rhythm section so often omnipresent in his work, replaced by a breathy and somewhat unexpected baritone. Cuts like ‘Open Mine’, a loose mediation on Western Australia’s recent gold rush, and the brooding title track show a vulnerability and lyrical dexterity seen for the first time here.

The ten tracks on his debut move together as an exhilarating whole, acting as a timely reminder of McKee’s reputation as one of Australia’s finest left field composers. Burning Boy adds a few new strings to the bow though. Once you become immersed in it’s gorgeous swells and poignant imagery it becomes immediately obvious that in all the coming, going, leaving and returning; that Joe Mckee has, at least for now, found a melodic home


FRIDAY 10 AUGUST – Estonian Club, North Adelaide, w/ Steering By Stars
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SATURDAY 11 AUGUST – Grace Darling, Collingwood, Melbourne, w/ Melodie Nelson
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THURSDAY 16 AUGUST – Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney, w/ Melodie Nelson
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FRIDAY 24 AUGUST – Rosemount, Perth, w/ Melodie Nelson
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