AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017 JAN / FEB 2017
Handsome Tours and Astral People are excited to announce the first ever Australian headline shows from UK neo-soul songstress, NAO.
Hot on the heels of her acclaimed debut album For All We Know, NAO will bring her immersive R&B and “wonky funk” to Melbourne’s Howler on Wednesday January 25 (with special guests Kllo) and Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday February 1 (with special guest KUČKA). She will also be performing at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival across Australia as well as Singapore and Auckland.
Hailing from East London, NAO has earned fans the world over with standout tracks “Bad Blood”, “Fool to Love” and “Girlfriend”. For All We Know saw NAO land third place in BBC’s Sound Of 2016 hotlist and tour across the UK, Europe and North America.
Off the back of playing international festivals including Primavera Sound, Glastonbury and Pitchfork Festival, NAO’s first Australian tour is a summer show not to miss. Despite being relatively fresh on the scene, NAO’s identity is already clear. Renowned for bringing an unparalleled level of confidence, soaring vocals and startling mix of R&B, soul and electronic texture to her live performances, prepare to be enchanted by elaborate outfits and many grooves in her repertoire. A NAO stage show has to include a little bit of dancing – something she loves, but as she says “it’s got some movement – but it’s not Steps!”
“funky, high-gloss R&B”
“one of the U.K.’s brightest new talents”
“an enchanting modern pop odyssey”
The Guardian ★★★★
“you can hear everyone from Janet Jackson to Aaliyah in this artist’s deceptively dreamy tones.”
The Observer ★★★★
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