British Rock Band Z-Star Delta To Return For 'Dark Days Down Under' Tour

22 February 2016 | 4:15 pm | Staff Writer

The UK outfit will touch down for an extensive run of shows this March and April

After last year’s debut Australian tour, Brit-rock outfit Z-Star went all-out with an Australian accompaniment of some of the finest musicians up and down the east coast for a memorable tour that has left high expectations for the follow-up visit in its wake.

During their last tour, the duo of frontwoman Zee Gachette and lead guitarist Sebastien Heintz put on performances providing a new sound, for which they named themselves Z-Star Delta, stripping back blues-folk music flipped with British rock. Guitar prodigy Seb electrified audiences on electric, acoustic and slide guitars with the soulful addition of Zee on vocals, acoustic guitar and drums.

We'll find out exactly how well-met those expectations are from next month, when the band touch down to embark on their Dark Days Down Under Tour through March and April.

Opening in Sydney at Venue 505 on 2 March, then The Beach House at Port Macquarie, 3 March; The Shared in Yandina, Qld, on 5 March; The Milk Factory, Brisbane, on 6 March; The Bison Bar, Nambour, on 9 March; Noosa Surfing Festival, Noosa Head, on 11 March; The Spiegeltent (Garden of Unearthly Delights) over in Adelaide on 13 March; The Rails at Byron Bay, 15 March; The Stag & Hunter, Newcastle, on 16 March 16; then hitting the Blue Mountains Music Festival in Katoomba, 20 March; Django Bar in Marrickville on 23 March; down to Victoria’s The Wesley Anne in Northcote on 25 March; Baha Tacos Music Bar in Rye on 26 March; The Grace Darling in Melbourne on 1 April; Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues Music Bar in Geelong, 2 April; Suttons House of Music in Ballarat, 8 April; and a final show at Old Hepburn Hotel, in Hepburn Springs, on 10 April.

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For those who haven't seen Z-Star Delta in action, it's worth noting that Gachette carries a near-mythic reputation in the live game, having performed around the world at The Royal Albert Hall, Radio City Hall, Zanzibar, Glastonbury, Bestival, Womad UK and Berlin Philharmonic having shared stages with rock legends Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Roger Daltrey (The Who), as well as winning awards for Best Female Act and Best Live Act.

To find out why she's the subject of such acclaim, your best bet will be to sort yourself some tickets and head out to catch Z-Star Delta doing their thing when they hit Aussie stages in a couple of weeks' time.

Tickets for all shows are available now; for a full rundown of booking information and support details, see the band's website.