Dan Sultan Reflects On Troubled Cairns Gig Ahead Of Return To Venue

1 March 2019 | 4:16 pm | Staff Writer

“I played the worst show I have and will ever play."

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Aussie singer-songwriter Dan Sultan has reflected on his "inexcusable and disrespectful" behaviour at a Cairns gig last June ahead of his show there tomorrow night.

In a Facebook post titled “Making It Right”, the artist addressed the fallout following the show, stating it helped him get sober.

“I played the worst show I have and will ever play,” Sultan said.

“The fallout following that show, sparked actions to address and amend things about my life and lifestyle that I’d been avoiding, lying to myself about, dismissing and deflecting for a long time. 

“It was an extremely difficult time but one of the biggest blessings I could’ve ever asked (or not asked) for.”

Almost nine months sober, Sultan will return to Tanks Arts Centre tomorrow night.

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“As someone who prides themself on being a professional and a great performer, this is very important to me and I truly felt like I’d sold everyone in the room that night short,” he said. 

“From the audience to the venue staff and of course myself. To Anyone who was at the show June 2nd last year, I hope to see you tomorrow night March 1st. Thanks to The Tanks and all of you for helping me make it right and I hope to see you all again tomorrow.”

Sultan is currently touring the country in support of the Aviary Takes LP, which drops on March 15; check out theGuide for all dates and ticketing info.

Making it Right. Last year on June 2nd, I played the worst show I have and will ever play, in beautiful Far North...

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