Starting next week Melbourne’s best kept roots secret Van Walker hits the road nationally to commemorate the launch his latest album Underneath The Radar (out now through The Fuse Music Group.) Van is set to bring to life the wonderful words and music that have made him a live favourite in his adopted home town of Melbourne and is sure to further cement his rightful place at the forefront of the Australian roots music.

Van Walker moved from the wilds of Tasmania to the big smoke of Melbourne in 2001 and spent the following decade creating an extensive catalogue of solo material. Word soon spread that this troubadour was bringing a new energy into a well-worn genre which culminated in Van’s first solo album The Celestial Railroad, which was acclaimed by Rhythms Magazine as, “”A hell of a prolific record, with song writing and delivery constructed to break the hearts of many in the Aussie Roots scene who have tried for years to express themselves in this manner.”

Following his releases The Last Record Store, Greetings from Penguin Tasmania, Love Fate, Bush League Bard among many others now Van, with Fuse, is channelling this amazing back catalogue of barely controllable creative energy into an introductory album for new fans: Underneath The Radar.

The album cherry picked a collection of incredible songs designed to announce to the rest of the world that Van Walker is a prolific song writing talent, a brilliant performer and a star worthy of wider recognition.

Van Walker’s Underneath The Radar Tour

Thursday 26 January – (AUSTRALIA DAY) – NEW DATE ADDED!

Old Hepburn Hotel w/ Liz

236 Main Road Hepburn Springs VIC 3461

(03) 5348 2207

Friday, 27 January 2012

Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh Victoria 3166

Doors: 8pm

Tickets: $25 RESERVED SEAT $20 GENERAL

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Curtin Band Room, Carlton VIC 3053

Doors: 8:30pm

Tickets: $15 door only

Sunday, 29th January – NEW DATE ADDED!

Westernport Hotel, San Remo VIC 3925

Time: 5.30-8.30

Entry: Free

Friday 3rd February 2012

Ararat Live, Ararat Hotel Red Room, Ararat

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $15

Bookings: Dave Nicholson: 0409 848 960

Saturday, 4 February 2012

The Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda SA 5352

Doors: 7pm

Tickets $30

Ph: 08 8563 2741

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton SA

Doors: 4pm

Entry: Free entry

Thursday, 9 February 2012 – NEW DATE ADDED!

The Front Bar, Lyneham ACT

Entry: $10

Time: 7:30pm

Friday, 10 February 2012

Petersham Bowls Club, Petersham NSW 2049

Entry: $15

Time: 8:30pm

Saturday, 11 February 2012 – NEW DATE ADDED!

The Block – Private House Concert

Full details TBA

Sunday, 12 February 2012

The Grand Junction, Maitland NSW

Time: 5pm

Entry: Free

Thursday 16 February – NEW DATE ADDED!

Black Bear Lounge, Brisbane, Australia 4006

Time: 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30

Tickets: $14

Friday 17 February – NEW DATE ADDED!

No.5 Church St (proudly presented by The Sonic Lab), Bellingen NSW

Tickets: $12 from venue or at door.

Time: 8:30 pm

Saturday 18 February – NEW DATE ADDED

The Treehouse, Byron Bay NSW

With Jimi Dowling

Time: 7pm

Entry: Free

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA

(08) 9757 2398

Time: 8pm

Friday, 24 February – NEW DATE ADDED!

Indie Bar – supporting Dave Mann

27 Hastings Street, Scarborough WA

Advertised time: 8:30pm

Tickets: $10 on the Door

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Fly By Night – The Fly Trap!, Fremantle WA

Doors: 7pm

Tickets: $15+bf presale $20+bf door

Sunday, 18th March 2012 – DATE CHANGED!

Republic Bar, North Hobart TAS

Free event

Time: 9pm