Scene News: Belle And Sebastian announce national Australian Tour with special guest Badly Drawn Boy ~ Presale details included!

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN announce national Australian tour 
with special guest BADLY DRAWN BOY



With their twelfth studio album ‘Late Developers’ adding to an already beloved catalogue of music, Scottish indie-rock icons Belle & Sebastianwill be bringing it all to Australian fans on a long-awaited tour of the country this August.

The release of ‘Late Developers’ coming hot off the heels of their 2022 album ‘A Bit Previous’showcased Belle and Sebastian’s continued sense of artistic growth and songwriting talent. A band who has consistently remained in sync and rhythm with each other, and a core creative vision, Belle and Sebastian’s current oeuvre has been a joy for longtime and new fans alike to be absorbing.

For Australian fans, they will be able to experience the warmth and richness of the Belle and Sebastian live show at venues right around the country, starting in Brisbane and continuing around the East Coast before finishing in Perth. 

Joining Belle & Sebastian will be English singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy, marking their first trip down under in over twenty years. 

Releasing his first album in ten years – ‘Banana Skin Shoes’– in 2020, Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough) re-entered radars with a collection of material to remind new and old fans alike of his exemplary songwriting skill. A Mercury Prize winner (2000’s ‘The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast’), Badly Drawn Boy has built a musical legacy as a solo musician and composer that has ensured his status as one of Britain’s most important and defining voices of the late ‘90s, into the early ‘00s.

Since their debut in 1996 with the seminal record ‘Tigermilk’, Belle and Sebastian have been an integral player in the development of an indie-pop sound synonymous with music coming out of the U.K. over the course of the following decade. Subsequent releases, including 1998’s ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’ and 2003’s ‘Catastrophe Waitress’ introduced more audiences around the world to Belle and Sebastian’s brand of pop songwriting, solidifying their place as indie royalty.


With special guest Badly Drawn Boy 

Sign up for early bird presale via:

Early bird presale begins Tuesday 7 May 9am local time
Tickets on sale: Thursday 9 May 9amlocal time
Tickets and tour information via Destroy All Lines

Wednesday 21 August The Tivoli Brisbane
Thursday 22 August 
Enmore Theatre Sydney
Friday 23 August 
Palais Theatre Melbourne
Sunday 25 August 
Hindley Street Music Hall Adelaide
Tuesday 27 August 
Astor Theatre Perth


“…the Glasgow indie-pop band’s on-the-fly energy and head-in-the-clouds musings collide in memorable and surprising ways.”

“The Scottish indie veterans’ second album in 12 months combines a pleasing lightness of touch and genuine pop nous…”

“The twelfth album by Glasgow’s perennial indie-poppers radiates confidence…”

“the band’s warm hearted indie-folk still charms…”

“… the work stares at the gulch between adolescence and middle-age, and tenderly sandwiches the palms of those who’ve now reached a point where they can sigh graciously at what’s lost and what’s come.”

“If you’ve been with the band since the beginning you’re going to love this album, if you’re a lapsed fan or new to Belle and Sebastian it’s a great time to get (re)acquainted.”

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos,,,, She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.