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Lukas Graham To Tour Australia For The First Time This August

Monday 23 May 2016

Lukas Graham To Tour Australia For The First Time This August

Australia won't need to wait for 7 years to see ARIA album and single chart topper Lukas Graham perform 'cause he is heading on his way down under for the very first time this August.

Lukas will be doing two debut performances in Melbourne and Sydney, filling both venues with his hip-hop infused pop-soul sound.

"Pop’s brash new prince." - Billboard

"Lukas Graham…writes neatly turned songs that merge the lilt of pop-soul with the quick cadences of hip-hop, and he sings about earnest striving that gets its deserved reward." - New York Times

"Not since Ed Sheeran played SXSW 2012 has anybody hit the festival so fully-formed, so at-the-ready with pop radio hits-in-waiting. Perhaps already a Best New Artist Grammy frontrunner, Lukas Forchhammer has charm to burn." - Esquire

With his track ‘7 Years’ amassing more than 200 million streams and 162 million YouTube views globally, and climbing and dominating the charts in close to 20 countries across the globe, Lukas Graham comes as one of 2016’s breakthrough artists.

Similarly, Graham’s self-titled debut album (out now via Warner Music Australia) landed at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart upon its release last month. To create the eleven-track collection, Graham drew from both his experiences and eclectic record collection that includes the likes of The Beatles, Gregory Isaacs, Al Green and The Prodigy.

Graham's distinct sound is comprised of the contrasting influences of his father’s Irish folk roots and his own passion for hip hop along with his classical training with the Copenhagen Boys’ Choir. Stories of Graham’s upbringing in Christiania, a self-governed district of central Copenhagen with no cars, streetlights, or police, are scattered through his debut album.

Before even capturing the world's attention, Graham had already caught Europe's attention with multiplatinum albums, top 10 singles and countless sold out shows and festival main stage spots to his name. In Denmark alone, cumulative single sales have surpassed 150,000 with nearly 40 million collective streams.

Graham’s bandmates – and childhood friends – Mark “Lovestick” Falgren (drums), Magnús “Magnúm” Larsson (bass), and Kasper Daugaard (keyboard) all play an important part in both the songwriting process and their renowned live show. Their oozing on-stage chemistry, infectious hooks and anthemic lyrics make for an incredible concert experience:

"Graham belts out his songs with soul and honesty beyond his years, and it doesn't hurt that he and his bandmates (who all grew up together) have fantastic onstage chemistry as well." - Huffington Post

“(Lukas Graham) is able to captivate an audience thanks to the song's relatable lyrics and subject matter. Graham and his band deserve to become the next big thing in the music industry.” - Digital Journal

Xavier Dunn will join Graham for his debut Australian shows. Dunn’s vocals and cutting edge production will be the perfect complement to Graham’s prowess on the live stage. The Sydneysider already had a long list of accolades under his belt before even releasing his debut single ‘Scattered’ last month.

His unique cover renditions have earned him three tracks that reached the coveted top spot on HypeMachine, 1.5million SoundCloud plays, 3 million plays in just over a month on Spotify and the #1 position on Spotify’s US and Australian Viral Charts as well as the #2 Global Viral position.

Graham is a lyricist first, drawing in masses of listeners through his stories. Don’t miss his raw blend of soulful vocals and gritty songwriting when he and his band tour Australia for the very first time.