Lisa Mitchell and Dustin Tebbutt on tour – music news

    This June two of our favourite indie artists – Lisa Mitchell and Dustin Tebbutt – are joining forces for a national tour. Mitchell and Tebbutt will be sharing the same band and combining their performance for a carefully curated, hour and a half set.

    “Lisa and I have know each other for a few years, and we’d started looking at doing a tour together,” Dustin Tebbutt explained. “I was in Amsterdam doing some shows and happened to be talking through it all with my keys player who also plays for Lisa. I think at one point we were joking that they could just stay on stage for both of our sets, and then the Idea to share a band started making more sense. It kind of grew from there. What we’re looking at now is a really collaborative show, where we share the stage, songs, and musicians; weaving our songs together. I’ll be playing some of Lisa’s music with her and she’ll be adding her magic to some of my songs. I think its going to be a really special run of shows.”

    “I’m so looking forward to these shows with Dustin!” Lisa Mitchell added. “I’ve never done anything like this. It already feels like the show is going to be something totally different! I’ve been a fan of Dustin’s music for a long time. We seem to inhabit the edges of a similar world, both musically and in our visual worlds. When Dustin and I were brainstorming the name of the tour, I suggested, ‘New Phone, Who Dis?’ Don’t know why he didn’t go for it [laughs].”

    Joining them in the support slot will be up and coming folktronica artist Alex the Astronaut. Check out the full list of dates below:

    Saturday 10th June – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
    Sunday 11th June – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
    Thursday 15th June – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
    Friday 16th June – Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
    Saturday 17th June – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
    Friday 23rd June – Newport Hotel, Fremantle, WA
    Saturday 24th June – Badlands, Perth, WA
    Friday 30th June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
    Saturday 1st July – The Gov, Adelaide, SA