Hayden James announces headline show at Melbourne’s John Cain Arena

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Hayden James announces headline show at Melbourne’s John Cain Arena

The energetic producer is bringing his captivating live show to AUS & NZ for his biggest headline domestic shows to date with support from Boo Seeka and Memphis LK.

Hold tight music lovers, Australia’s favourite Sydney-born, triple-platinum producer Hayden James has dropped news of a highly-anticipated Australia and New Zealand in August and September this year, ahead of his sophomore album LIFTED, arriving April 8 via Future Classic.

Presented by triple j, the house-connoisseur will return to stages across the country, performing tracks from his beloved back catalogue and promising new album.

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Bringing his euphoria-inducing dance music to Aussie stages, the tour will kick off at Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Friday, August 12, before taking to Melbourne’s John Cain Arena on Friday, August 19; Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on Saturday, August 20; Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium on Saturday, August 27; and Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Saturday, September 3 before closing out the tour across the pond, at Auckland’s Town Hall on Saturday, September 17.

Playing in some of the biggest venues of his illustrious career to date, the tour promises a spectacular return to live music for James as he promises high production, arena-worthy moments for fans to remember.

Joining James at all shows will be LIFTED guest artist and collaborators Boo Seeka and Melbourne/Naarm-based producer, vocalist and DJ, Memphis LK.

“I’m thrilled to be bringing my Lifted Tour to Australia and New Zealand after being away for so long. I have a brand new album, brand new live show with the biggest production to date, and I’ve never been more excited to play in my home country and share it all with you,” says James.

The LIFTED tour arrives in the wake of Hayden’s newest album of the same name. The record was fuelled by James’ idea to create an energetic and uplifting collection that could help bring people together again after the tough years that have passed. Infusing the same emotion of his live shows into every moment on the project, his inherently euphoric masterpiece is crafted for the live arena, to arrive with fans at a time where they need it the most. The record features special guests Boo Seeka, Jem Cooke, SIDEPIECE and more, plus previous singles “On Your Own (feat. Elderbrook)” with Cassian, “Hold Tight” and “Waiting for Nothing” feat. YAEGER. Exuberating positivity through his lush production, vocal textures and consistently energetic dance cuts, Hayden James’ LIFTED is the product of hours of collaboration, emotion, and an expansion of his enduring legacy in dance music.

In the live arena, James has enjoyed success touring across the globe, hitting major venues including NY’s Webster Hall, LA’s Fonda Theatre, Amsterdam’s Paradiso, as well as lighting up national tours and festivals, most recently at Melbourne’s Beyond The City and Sydney’s 2022 Field Day. James will also return to the US for a slot at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, before embarking on his own headline North American tour across May and June.

Hayden James Tour Dates 2022

Friday, 12 August – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
Friday, 19 August – John Cain Arena, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, 20 August- Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
Saturday, 27 August – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA
Saturday, 3 September – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
Saturday, 17 September – Town Hall, Auckland New Zealand

Find pre-sale ticketing details here