In 2005, shortly after the release of their second album Never Take Friendship Personal, we saw Anberlin hit our shores for the first time playing modest rooms and not knowing quite what to expect. While the rooms were small they were always full and each person who witnessed the incredible live show became a fan for life. A love affair between the five young Florida natives and their Australian audience was born. That initial connection has not waned in all the years since and with each album and tour bigger and stronger than the last, Anberlin’s loyal fan base has continued to grow.
More than half a decade on, it’s time for another first for Anberlin. This August, Australian audiences will be treated to, for the first time anywhere in the world, ‘An Evening With Anberlin’. This will showcase Anberlin like no-one, anywhere, has ever seen before. The band is excited to be able to share this with Australia, but have had to remain tight lipped while everything slotted into place.
Stephen Christian, Anberlin’s charismatic’s vocalist shed some light on ‘An Evening With Anberlin’;
“We love touring Australia and can’t wait to get back- it’s always too long between drinks. This time, we’re stoked to be able to offer our fans who’ve stuck with us over the years something that’s just as new and special to us as it is for them. ‘An Evening With Anberlin’ will be just that. Each of the shows we will be doing different things, different feels than we have ever done in any one show. We might be doing some special covers, different variations on our own songs, telling stories behind the recordings and writing, maybe a Q&A with the audience, never before played b-sides, an intimate acoustic portion, and perhaps some special guest vocalists on stage, as well as all the passion and energy that we try and give Australia each time we come back. Rest assured, we will leave it all on stage for these shows like never before.
We think those that have been there with us from Day One will really get into the rarities, but there’ll be plenty there for those that have come on board more recently- there’ll definitely be something for everyone. This is totally new to us – safe to say we’re beyond excited to share this experience with our favorite audiences on the planet!”
Anberlin will spend the coming month wrapping up dates across Europe before making their way down under this winter.
Tickets on sale Friday July 1 from 9am.
Saturday August 27 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide – Lic/AA
Tickets available from Venuetix on (08) 8225 8888 or www.venuetix.com.au
Sunday August 28 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne – 18
Tickets available from Ticketek on 132 849 orwww.ticketek.com.au & Oztix on 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au. All Oztix outlets including Greville, Polyester Fitzroy and Polyester City, Fist2Face, The Espy and the National Hotel Geelong
Thursday September 1 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Lic/AA
Tickets available from Ticketek on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au