Considered by many as an honorary Australian, Canadian songstress Ann Vriend has announced her much anticipated return to her home-away-from-home with an east coast Australian tour set to begin in early March.
The Those Records tour will be an ardent follow up to Vriend’s showcase spot at BIGSOUND in September 2015, staying true to the Canadian’s habit of visiting Australia on a regular basis. However, this will be the last time that she performs in Australia before taking an extended touring break to record her new album.
Speaking about the tour, performing style and her latest album For The People In The Mean Time, the Feelin’ Fine singer said, "I am known to a lot of Aussies as a solo performer, as up until recently I’ve performed almost exclusively solo in Australia.
"And while I enjoy that intimate way of performing and am glad I'm able to have that ability up my sleeve, this latest album is all about groove, all about the rhythm section. So I'm pretty excited about showing off my band to Aussie audiences. We've toured a lot in the last two years and we have worked out some live arrangements of our material from the album that I'm really proud of."
Vriend will be heading around from Byron Bay to Lismore, Sawtell, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Goulburn and Brisbane, from 4 March to 26 March.
To top things off, Vriend will be unveiling Australian limited release vinyls editions of her latest album that will conveniently coincide with her visit down under. Australia will be the first country outside of Canada to have access to the vinyl edition of the album, granting a big coup for Aussie fans.