Sultan solo in stripped-back tour of regions

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Dan Sultan.
Camera IconDan Sultan.

He’s won multiple ARIA awards, can hold an audience in the palm of his hand and, after taking a six-month break last year, Dan Sultan is returning to the road.

The alternative rock singer-songwriter will be taking his Aviary Takes Tour to regional WA throughout April and is looking forward to playing in locations he had to drop last year.

“There’s a lot of shows around the country that I had to cancel last year which I’m now getting to pick up, and I’m very fortunate to be able to do that,” he said.

The tour is for Sultan’s latest album, which is a collection of existing back-catalogue songs, a smattering of new tracks and a couple of covers, all recorded in one vocal take.

“It’s solo, so there’s just me, a guitar and a keyboard, plus a lot of stories,” he said.

“I really like doing stripped-back shows; a good song is a good song, so hopefully that shines through.”

Sultan will be playing in South Hedland, Karratha, Margaret River, Geraldton and at the Karijini Experience and is looking forward to cruising around the State.

“WA is so beautiful and it’s nice to get to a lot of different places,” he said. “It’s a very chilled show, a few stories and we all have a nice evening.”

Sultan has done tours in the Pilbara once or twice before, but has never got to spend much time in the region, so he is stoked to be able to play at the Karijini Experience

“It looks incredible, I’ve never been there and I’m looking forward to getting on that country, being there and experiencing it,” he said.

Ultimately, Sultan just wants to give people a night out and hopes everyone has a good time.

“I don’t take for granted that people want to come to my shows,” he said. “They work hard and they’ve got options, so to be able to go to so many places and have people show up makes it really important to put on a good show.”

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