Tours: Beth Orton Announces East Coast Tour


Tickets on sale Monday 21 August

BRIT Award winner and Mercury Prize UK singer-songwriter Beth Orton to perform in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in November 2023 

Tickets on sale Monday 21 August  

First tour in six years, off the back of acclaimed 2022 album Weather Alive 

Frontier Touring is delighted to announce Brit Award winner and Mercury Prize nominee Beth Orton will return to Australia in November 2023, with three East Coast headline shows in BrisbaneMelbourne and Sydney.  

Performing on stage with her full band, these will be Orton’s first live concerts down under in six years, with today’s tour news following the September 2022 release of Orton’s lauded latest album, Weather Alive – out now via Partisan/Liberator.

One of the most critically acclaimed records released last year, Orton self-produced the entirety of Weather Alive from her home studio in London, laying the foundations of the songs on an upright piano installed in a shed in her garden. The New York Times hailed Orton’s “modal vocal phrases and marvelling” stories – read their extensive profile of the album here – while Pitchfork named lead single ‘Weather Alive’ a Best New Track, calling it “a slow-burning tour de force”. Across eight songs Weather Alive hosts an incredible group of collaborators, including jazz poet Alabaster dePlume, The Smile drummer Tom Skinner, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, and Mercury Prize nominated bassist Tom Herbert of The Invisible.

Well known for her mesmerising onstage presence and powerfully emotive vocals, in 2023 Orton performed at Glastonbury (a set described by The Guardian as “excellent”) and Primavera, recently wrapping a EU/UK tour including dates with The War On Drugs. 

Across almost 30 years now Orton’s sound has shapeshifted from her output with The Chemical Brothers, Andrew Weatherall, Red Snapper and William Orbit, to a pioneer of an electronic, woozy brand of trip-hop. Over the course of her seven albums, Orton resolutely refutes categorisation, weaving from a hushed, folk-informed storytelling to dark, brooding esoteric experimentalism. Through all these different sonic explorations, Beth Orton remains a fantastically evocative songwriter, finding artist fans and collaborators in the most unlikely of places. Out of the studio, she’s shared the stage and mic with the likes of Patti Smith, Nick Cave, Sinead O’Connor, Flaming Lips and Beck. 

For all the acclaim that fall Beth Orton’s way she continues to take the path less travelled in forging her next move. Don’t miss these shows; tickets on sale next week! 


​Presented by Frontier Touring ​ 

​Runs 24 hours from: Friday 18 August (11am local time)
or until presale allocation exhausted 

​Begins: Monday 21 August (11am local time)  

Wednesday 22 November
​Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

​Lic. All Ages 

Friday 24 November
​City Recital Hall | Sydney, NSW

​Lic. All Ages 

Sunday 26 November
​The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD