After racking up more than 10 million Spotify streams, Spotify Australia’s 2016 Artist to Watch electronic pop three-piece SAFIA are set to headline their first US tour this summer, in support of their Embracing Me EP out now via Island Records. See full itinerary below. Tickets can now be purchased HERE.
Already making serious waves in their native Australia, SAFIA captured the country’s attention with their stunning live rendition of Alt-J’s ‘Left Hand Free’ on the influential radio station Triple J before bagging a spot at Byron Bay’s Splendor In The Grass, playing to upwards of 15,000 people. A year later and they have played on festival line-ups alongside the likes of Disclosure and Rudimental, supported Lorde on her Australian headline tour and sold out a 23 date headline tour across the country, amassing over 6 million Soundcloud streams, 10 million Spotify streams and three Hype Machine No. 1’s along the way.
Now, following a 21 date international tour across the US, UK and Europe last year, including a sold out headline show for Communion at London’s Electrowerkz and appearances at SXSW and CMJ, as well as a performance at Coachella with double platinum-selling Australian artist Peking Duk for lead singer Ben Woolner, they are set to make their mark on the rest of the world.
With remixes from Hayden James, SoulCircuit, Après & Mazde, plus their forthcoming summer UK headline tour (that sees the guys play Birmingham, Glasgow, Brighton and more in six days) and US headline tour, expect to hear plenty more from SAFIA over the coming months.
SAFIA HEADLINING US TOUR:
July 11 Seattle, WA Barboza
13 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw
14 Los Angeles, CA Resident
16 Chicago, IL Schubas
17 Boston, MA Great Scott
18 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
20 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle