|SOJA with Blue King Brown
The Triffid, Brisbane
|Sat 04 Apr 2015 - 08:00pm to 11:00pm
|Michael Franti's SOULSHINE
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
|Sun 05 Apr 2015 - 07:00pm to 11:00pm
BLUESFEST TOURING PRESENTS
NEW BRISBANE DATE ADDED WITH BLUE KING BROWN! Tickets available NOW!
Appearing as part of Michael Franti's SOULSHINE, SOJA will be returning to Australia for two very unique sideshow dates!
In time for the Australian Soulshine tour, SOJA has released their fifth studio album Amid the Noise and Haste featuring the single ‘I Believe’ co-written by and featuring Michael Franti and Nahko. Over the course of the past few years, the band has sold more than 200,000 albums, including their critically acclaimed 2012 album, Strength To Survive (ATO Records), which made an impassioned call for unity and change with universally relatable songs about faith, hope and love. Non-stop touring, headlining and selling out large theatres in more than 20 countries around the world, sharing stages with everyone from Dave Matthews Band to Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, has helped generate over 60 million YouTube views, 3 million Facebook fans, and an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base that grows with each tour, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city. Most impressive of all, SOJA has accomplished all this on their own.
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SOULSHINE is a first of its kind tour bringing together, bands, fans and yoga into one ridiculously awesome jam. And it is definitely a first for Bluesfest. In all our 26 years we have never experienced anything this special! And we are immensely proud to bring SOULSHINE to Australia for the first time!
SOULSHINE will begin with a mass acoustic music and yoga practice, featuring Michael Franti and Spearhead with SOJA and their friends playing live and a yoga class led by the most inspiring teachers. If you’ve never been on the mat before, not to worry, this class is for all levels, ages, shapes and sizes. If you don’t want to practice yoga, just come on out and enjoy the acoustic vibes. SOULSHINE will then roll on with one kick ass concert, featuring Michael Franti and Spearhead, SOJA and Trevor Hall for an unforgettable celebration of freaky, funky, fun!
NEW BRISBANE DATE ADDED WITH BLUE KING BROWN!
Blue King Brown is Australia’s premier urban roots & reggae powerhouse. Their cross-generational groove and socially conscious sound is lead by the multi-talented, relentless energy of Nattali Rize. Powerful vocal & lyrical deliveries meet a roots, rock & afro groove mash-up built on an irrepressible percussive foundation.
Fans will get to hear songs from the ARIA nominated artist’s new album BORN FREE (2014) at Bluesfest in 2015. The album’s second single ‘All Nations’ has been added rotation on Triple J and radio across Australia. The production team on the new album includes Styalz Fuego (2012 Aria Producer of the Year), Multi Grammy® Award mix engineer James ‘Bonzai’ Caruso (Damian Marley / Stephen Marley, Gwen Stefani). Always breaking new sonic ground, the new album also features a host of varied, global collaborations.
Their world-renowned, power-packed live show is second to none; rocking crowds from Tokyo to Texas and everywhere in between.