Benson Boone announces Australian headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne

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Benson Boone announces Australian headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne

The rising American pop star has announced debut Australian and New Zealand headline shows

Touring Down Under for the very first time, the 20-year-old Seattle native artist will perform at The Lansdowne, Sydney, on Thursday 29 September, The Toff, Melbourne, on Saturday 1 October and The Tuning Fork, Auckland, on Sunday 2 October.

Discovered by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, who signed Boone to his Night Street Records label in partnership with Warner Records, Boone is already cementing his status as one of the most promising singer-songwriters in pop.

Special guest for Sydney and Melbourne is Sydney-based rising singer-songwriter and producer Carla Wehbe.

Benson Boone Australian Tour

Thursday 29 September
​The Lansdowne | Sydney, NSW

Saturday 1 October
​The Toff | Melbourne, VIC

Sunday 2 October
​The Tuning Fork | Auckland, NZ

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A need to connect authentically drives every aspect of Benson Boone’s artistry. From his unflinchingly honest lyrics to hand-drawn artwork, there is no buffer between him and the listener. This is particularly apparent on the 20-year-old’s debut single ‘GHOST TOWN’, a poignant piano ballad about moving on before love turns sour. The emotions that fueled this song were pulled from observing a friend’s toxic relationship and the development of his own emotional maturity. Ultimately, the song is about making tough decisions. “Love can hurt more than it can help,” the rising pop artist says. “Sometimes the best way of showing someone you care is by letting them go.”

Boone plays multiple instruments on ‘GHOST TOWN’ including the drums, guitar and piano, an instrument that he picked up by ear. Boone even drew the cover art. “I used white charcoal on black paper,” he says. “The drawing took about five hours.” That DIY approach is also reflected in the ‘GHOST TOWN’ video (22m+ YouTube views). “I didn’t want to go with a typical love story,” he says. Instead, the breakthrough artist went back to his hometown and hung out with friends. “We went cliff jumping and hiking, we went to lookouts,” he says. “Just the normal things I did growing up.” 

Most recently, Boone released his debut EP Walk Me Home, which has accumulated over 20 million Australian streams to date. The 8-track EP features the emotional ‘In The Stars’ (Certified ARIA Gold), the upbeat ‘ROOM FOR 2’, the debut hit ‘GHOST TOWN’ plus latest single ‘Better Alone’. ‘Better Alone’ showcases Boone’s ability to turn gut-wrenching emotions into mesmerising melodies while flaunting the full range of his powerful vocals. Watch the accompanying Sophie Muller (Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, No Doubt, Maroon 5) directed-video HERE.

Boone has previously delivered stirring live renditions of ‘GHOST TOWN’ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Official Live Performance and ‘In The Stars’ on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

General public tickets for the headline Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland shows are on sale now via