Sam Beam – aka Iron & Wine – brings his soul-infused folk rock to Australia. Touring with a full band, Iron & Wine’s tour of the country hits the mainland capitals, starting later this month. Tickets are now available.
Iron & Wine has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with distinctly cinematic songs. It’s no coincidence Iron & Wine tracks have featured in movies as diverse as In Good Company and The Lone Ranger. Iron & Wine’s music has been compared to that of Nick Drake, Jackson Browne, Elliott Smith and Neil Young.
Over 15 years since his bedroom folk breakthrough The Creek Drank the Cradle and his scene-stealing cover of “Such Great Heights” in Garden State, Beam will now lead a full band as Iron & Wine. The touring band features acoustic guitars, percussion, keys, cello, and bass. They’ll take to the stage for an expansive journey through his rustic masterpiece The Shepherd’s Dog, the chart-topping Kiss Each Other Clean, r ‘n’ b inflected Ghost on Ghost and 2017’s reflective Grammy-nominated album Beast Epic.
From haunting, stripped-back performances alongside Glen Hansard to more panoramic collaborations with the likes of the Mariachi-wielding Calexico, Beam has rewritten his nom de plume as a sonic shape-shifter. But he’s always been anchored by his signature high tenor voice – handpicked and introduced to millions by Kristen Stewart as the slow-dance soundtrack to Twilight.
Iron & Wine’s tour dates and venues are:
Wed 23 May 2018 at Melbourne Recital Centre (2 SHOWS)
Fri 25 & Sat 26 May 2018 at Vivid Live, Sydney Opera House
Tue 29 May 2018 at The Gov
Wed 30 May 2018 at QPAC
Fri 1 Jun 2018 at Canberra Theatre
Sat 2 Jun 2018 at the Astor Theatre
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David Edwards is the editor of The Blurb and a contributor on film and television