Tickets for the six-show tour will go on sale on Friday 30 May.
Clare’s Winter Secrets tours have become something of an institution, warming even the coldest evenings with a big hearted, beautiful collection of songs spanning eight albums (her most recent, ‘The Winter I Chose Happiness’, was released in 2012) and a fifteen-year career.
“Winter Secrets is not your typical ‘performer on stage and audience below’ style of affair, and loathe as I am to use the term ‘Interactive Co-Creative Transformative Absurd Joyful Experiences between Audience and Performer’, that’s Winter Secrets in a nutshell,” says Clare Bowditch.
“It’s a world, and you’re invited. Why do I do it? Because what’s the point of pretending you’re the only creative person in the room when CLEARLY, everyone is creative? (der!). And my life is SO MUCH MORE FUN when my audience is in on the joke.”
Ex-Magic Dirt frontwoman turned solo artist, Adalita, will open the shows performing songs from her latest album ‘All Day Venus’ before joining Clare onstage for part of her performance.
“I’m so honoured to be touring with Clare. Not only am I super excited to be joining her for some of her set but I’m so looking forward to just hanging out and basking in Clare’s general magnificence and exchanging hot topics. We ladies are gonna have a swell time! Can’t wait!” says Adalita.
“Every show is different but what I can promise to those coming on the night is that I will say too much, we will run the FULL “emotional-gamut” together, you will be my back-up band (no previous experience necessary) and, hellooo, ADALITA IS COMING! It’s a no-brainer, people!?!?!?” says Clare.
As with her previous Winter Secrets tours, one local musician in each state will once again have the chance to join Clare on stage to perform one of her songs and be in the running to win a $1,000 cash prize. This year, the song will be the much-loved ‘I Thought You Were God’ from her sophomore, ARIA award-winning album ‘What Was Left’.
The competition opens on Friday 6 June with entries closing on Friday 20 June and winners announced the following week on Friday 27 June. All competition information is available at www.clarebowditch.com
After a huge year that has included filming Channel 10’s Offspring andhosting her second Big Hearted Business (un-)Conference, Clare will save her hibernation time for late 2014 to write a new album.
\\ CLARE BOWDITCH //
2014 WINTER SECRETS TOUR
Friday 11 July – TAS – Festival of Voices Tasmania, Federation Concert Hall
Thursday 17 July – VIC – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave
Friday 18 July – VIC – The Corner Hotel, Richmond
Friday 25 July – SA – The Gov, Adelaide
Saturday 2 August – NSW – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Friday 8 August – QLD – Brisbane Powerhouse
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 30 MAY via www.clarebowditch.com