Alex Lahey is bringing her punchy live show to Ballarat in October

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Alex Lahey is bringing her punchy live show to Ballarat in October

With the release of her newest single 'Congratulations', Alex Lahey has announced her first Australian headline tour since 2019.

Returning with new single, ‘Congratulations’, Alex Lahey has announced a seven date tour of Australia. The first taste in a long-awaited new chapter from Lahey, it marks her first new music since last year’s ‘Spike The Punch’ and ‘On My Way’ – the latter being the theme song for Sony Picture Animation’s Oscar-nominated The Mitchells vs The Machines, Netflix’s biggest animated release of all time. She’ll be appearing at Ballarat’s own Volta on October 28.

Alex Lahey Show Dates

  • October 26 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
  • October 27 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
  • October 28 – Volta, Ballarat
  • October 30 – La La La’s, Wollongong
  • November 1 – The Triffid, Brisbane
  • November 3 – Fat Controller, Adelaide
  • November 4 – Anu Kambri, Canberra

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‘Congratulations’ is Lahey putting the focus back into her own project after a lengthy stint of collaborating with other artists as both a songwriter and producer. An examination of old relationships, ‘Congratulations’ captures the all-too-familiar feeling of when your ex (or in Lahey’s cases, exes), move on and settle down.

“Two of my exes got engaged within an improbably short space of time of one another. What are the odds? I couldn’t not write a song inspired by it.” The song itself features Lahey’s powerful alto and trademark confessional lyrics, all backed by stadium-ready guitar.

The new single comes with the welcome announcement of Lahey’s first Australian headline tour since 2019, starting in October. It follows a comprehensive run of dates across the US with The Regrettes, and forthcoming dates opening for Manchester Orchestra in the UK, as well as a headline show at London’s Omeara and appearances at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.

The accompanying, “deeply unhinged” (according to Lahey) video for ‘Congratulations’ will be released at 10pm AEST this evening and was written by Lahey herself and co-directed by Jon Danovic. “It felt like the perfect time to execute a long standing concept I had of making out with myself on camera,” says Lahey. “Now both the song and the video feel like a message about choosing yourself over anyone else.”

‘Congratulations’ is out now, listen to it here and purchase tickets to the show here.