Aussie music legend Ella Hooper announces Australian tour dates

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Aussie music legend Ella Hooper announces Australian tour dates

The award-winning Aussie music legend will perform Victorian shows in Footscray, Melbourne, Bannockburn and Hepburn Springs

Following the release of her hypnotic new single ‘Old News’, the one and only Ella Hooper has announced a national run of tour dates to showcase the track live, along with a selection of new material and some old favourites.

The tour will commence in WA on October 20, before moving on to Victoria, SA and QLD, and winding up in Sydney with Mary’s Underground on November 25 and Centro, Wollongong on November 26. It also includes what will no doubt be a massive night for Cup Eve at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne (Monday October 31).

Ella Hooper Australian tour dates 2022

Thu October 20 – Stirling Arms Hotel – WA
Fri October 21 – Charles Hotel – WA
Sat October 22 – Port Beach Fremantle (Railway Hotel) – WA
Fri October 28 – Westwood Hotel, Footscray – VIC
Mon October 31 (CUP EVE) Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – VIC
Fri November 4 – Railway Hotel, Bannockburn – VIC
Sat November 5 – Palais, Hepburn Springs – VIC
Fri November 11 – Trinity Sessions (Adelaide) – SA
Sat November 12 – Trinity Sessions (Adelaide) – SA
Thu November 17 – Sol Bar, Maroochydore – QLD
Fri November 18 – The Zoo, Brisbane – QLD
Sat November 19 – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast – QLD
Sun November 20 – Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads – QLD
Fri November 25 – Marys Underground, Sydney – NSW
Sat November 26 – Centro, Wollongong – NSW

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“I can’t wait to embark on a run of tour dates across the country! It’s been so long since I’ve been able to release new music then hit the road and show it off! Playing live is something sacred to me, I like to give it my all. I’ve got a hot five-piece band backing me to deliver the songs IRL, I can’t wait to see everyone again!” she says.

‘Old News’ represents a new chapter in Ella’s storied career. It was written with American country artist Sara Douga, who she met in Nashville in 2017, produced by Marcel Borrack and Tim Harvey, and features rising star Gena Rose Bruce on backing vocals. The track has been warmly embraced by global streaming platforms, added to more than 300 Playlists in less than a week.

With a career spanning 20 years as the distinctive front woman of Killing Heidi, a dynamic solo artist, occasional DJ, TV presenter for Rockwiz and former regular on Spicks and Specks, Hooper has been branded everything from a pop sensation to the ultimate rock chick.

Having burst onto the Australian music scene fronting Killing Heidi when she was still a teenager (scoring their first number one single, ‘Mascara’ on Ella’s 17th birthday while their debut album, Reflector, was one of the fastest-selling Australian albums of all time), this latest output for Ella truly represents a new start and a stunning solo single from one of Australia’s most-loved singer songwriters.

“For a long time, I felt awkward about my success, that I had to apologise for it,” Ella reveals. “Becoming a bit of an overnight success with Killing Heidi really presented its challenges. I’ve had a complicated relationship with my career, but I don’t feel hamstrung by that anymore.”

“I guess ‘Old News’ is a message to myself,” she adds. “It’s okay to be ambitious and still have dreams.”

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