American roots duo Larkin Poe add second Melbourne Bluesfest sideshow due to overwhelming demand

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American roots duo Larkin Poe add second Melbourne Bluesfest sideshow due to overwhelming demand

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The American roots act fronted by sisters Rebecca & Megan Lovell are back for the first time since their Bluesfest debut in 2019.

Marking their second visit down under, roots rock sister act Larkin Poe are set to return to Australia this April, bringing their Blood Harmony tour to Sydney and Melbourne, alongside an appearance at the mecca of all things blues and roots: Byron Bay Bluesfest.

With two performances at Bluesfest’s 2023 edition on Thursday 6 April and Friday 7 April lined up, as well as Bluesfest sideshows at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Sunday 9 April and a sold-out show in Melbourne at Croxton Bandroom on Monday 10 April, the pair have also added an extra date for the city of laneways, bringing a bonus night of their energetic Southern sonic flavours to Melbourne’s iconic Corner Hotel on Tuesday 11 April.

Larkin Poe Australian Tour Dates

Thursday, April 6 – Bluesfest, Byron Bay

Friday, April 7 – Bluesfest, Byron Bay

Sunday, April 9 – Bluesfest Sideshow at The Metro, Sydney

Monday, April 10 – Bluesfest Sideshow at Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, April 11 – Bluesfest Sideshow at Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)

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Inspired by music of the 60s and 70s, including the likes of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and The Allman Brothers Band, Larkin Poe, comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, also pay homage to some of the greatest turn-of-the-century blues artists, with Son House, Skip James and Muddy Waters amongst the heady mix that collide into Larkin Poe’s trademark sound. Bringing scintillating modernity with a Southern-fried twist to their roots‘n’roll sonic leanings, the pair’s upcoming performances will offer Australian fans a chance to catch these multi-instrumental mavericks live in action once again, after the Lovell sisters wowed crowds back in 2019 for their debut Bluesfest appearance.

“It’s been a long time in the making, y’all – we are super excited to be coming back to Bluesfest this year and to be bringing our Blood Harmony tour Down Under!” the band share of their impending return to Aus.

“Our last time in Australia was our first time ever; this time we know what fun we’re in for – Aussies really know how to rock out to some good music! That’s what we live for.”

Armed with their recent album Blood Harmony for these upcoming Aussie appearances, fans will also be able to witness some new Larkin Poe material live for the very first time. Co-produced alongside Texas-bred musician, and husband of Rebecca, Tyler Bryant, Blood Harmony is a vivid and captivating jolt of fresh air, equally snapshotting the group’s trademark sonic identity in Southern rock territory, while also harnessing sharpened storytelling, heightened vigour and permeating female empowerment. And as if it wasn’t already a thrill to have Larkin Poe back in town next month, audiences in Australia are in for a bonus treat, with the pair set to perform plenty of new songs, as well as some reimagined versions of some older fan faves, as the pair reveal, “We’re gonna be playing songs from our album Blood Harmony along with newly reworked old favourites.

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