2019 was certainly a massive one for Thelma Plum, and 2020 is shaping up to be just as huge.
Hot on the heels of her addition to the stacked Splendour In The Grass lineup, Thelma has announced her 13-date national Homecoming Queen tour and we are lucky enough to be included!
Thelma will bring the show to NEX Newcastle on Saturday 27 June and, as an extra special treat she will be bringing ex-pat Novocastrian Kira Puru along for the ride!
There’s no doubt that the last twelve months have been pretty huge for Thelma Plum.
The Gamilaraay singer-songwriter released her crit1ically acclaimed debut album Better In Blak back in July last year – an album which placed second in the Triple j album of the year listener’s poll.
It was also nominated for the Australian Music Prize album of the year as well as nabbing SIX ARIA noms.
Three of the album’s tracks – Better In Blak, Homecoming Queen, and Not Angry Anymore ended up on the Triple J Hottest 100 poll. In fact, Better In Black placed number 9, making Thelma the highest fan-voted indigenous artist in the history of the poll.
“The last year has been pretty crazy for me since people started to hear
Better in Blak, both the song and the album, and it’s been amazing to have the
stories which were inside my head resonate with so many people,” Thelma said.
“It’s given me the opportunity to do some traveling and touring overseas, but it wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t celebrate where we are going, but more importantly where we have been.
” I cannot wait to return and take my little band family and the wonderful Kira Puru on the road for the Homecoming Queen Tour.”
It’s been a pretty big 12 months for Kira Puru, too who hit the road on a national tour in May to promote her banging slice of indie-pop Everything’s Better without You, while the follow-up Why Don’t We Get Along also pricked up its fair share of ears.
She’s collaborated with the likes of Paul Kelly, Illy, Urthboy, and Paul Mac and her electric live show is one not to be missed.
Catch Thelma Plum, with special guest Kira Puru, at NEX Newcastle on Saturday 27 June. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday 21 February.
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