Scene News: Ruby Boots Announces 2016 “I Miss You Already” Tour

Australia’s sparky Americana starlet, Ruby Boots announces her “I Miss You Already” Tour, slated for 2016 and taking in Australia, Asia and the USA. This will be the last chance for Australian audiences to catch her live for some time before she heads overseas. The tour features shows in Melbourne at the Northcote Social Club on March 10, Adelaide at the Wheatsheaf Hotel onMarch 17, Sydney at the Newtown Social Club on March 18, Brisbane at The Milk Factory on March 19 and ends in Perth at The Astor Theatre onApril 3 supporting the incomparable Taj Mahal. Ruby Boots has also been invited to perform in Borneo at the Miri Country Music Festival, before wrapping up with an epic fifteen stop tour of the USA starting in Nashville onApril 24 and finishing in California on May 14.

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Ruby Boots has fast been pushed to the forefront and captured the attention of the local and international music community following the rapturous reception of her debut album Solitude, released on Lost Highway, which garnered stunning reviews and picked up feature record status on PBS, RRR and RTR and her star continues it’s meteoric rise. Just last month she received the coveted $15,000 APRA Professional Development Award in the Country category, was named Best Country Act for the fifth year running at the 2015 WAM Awards and this past week won the WA Live Voice Award at the AU Review Awards and was nominated for Best Live Roots Act.

Selling out her album launch at Howler in Melbourne and performing coveted festival shows at Dashville Skyline, Out On the Weekend and AWME as well as national tours with Shovels and Rope, Shakey Graves and Tony Joe White added to this years impressive list of live accolades. Heading across the waters to tour the USA in September raised the benchmark for the Artist and was realised with a brilliant tour documentary-style video for her latest single “Cola and Wine” released last month and a feature article in the Americana bible No Depression who wrote:

When you’re invited to share a bill with headliners like Kris Kristofferson, Justin Townes Earle, Shovels & Rope, Nikki Lane, Reverend Horton Heat, and Tony Joe White, you’re bound to learn a thing or two. Yet, in listening to her debut album, one can’t help but suspect that it was Ruby Boots’ own style and savvy that earned her a place on that stage to begin with

It’s in the USA that Bex Chilcott also developed her collaborative songwriting relationship with Vikki Thorn of The Waifs, after a week long stay writing on Thorn’s Utah ranch bore fruit for both The Waifs and Ruby Boots (Vikki co-wrote on the tracks “Middle of Nowhere”, “Ruby Blue” and “No Stranger”, while “Ruby Boots” contributed to The Waifs 2015 album “Beautiful You”). Bex returned to the property just four months later and the pair co-wrote The Waifstrack “Blindly Believing”, the lead single from “Beautiful You” which premiered on All Songs Considered on NPR in America earlier this year.

With her dazzling upward trajectory continuing, Ruby Boots plays a string of Australian dates before heading on to Asia and back to the USA. Catch her at the below shows.

RUBY BOOTS “I MISS YOU ALREADY” 2016 TOUR DATES

Australia

Sat 30 Jan, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC w/ The Waifs
Tue 2 Feb, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW w/ The Waifs
Thu 4 Feb, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre NSW w/ The Waifs
Sat 6 Feb, Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW w/ The Waifs
Fri 19 – Sun 21 Feb, Riverboats Festival, VIC
Thu 10 Mar, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Fri 11 – Mon 14 Mar, Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Thu 17 Mar, The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Fri 18 Mar, Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Sat 19 Mar, The Milk Factory Brisbane, QLD
Sun 3 Apr, The Astor Theatre, Perth, WA w/ Taj Mahal

Asia

Fri 26 Feb, Miri Country Music Festival, Borneo
Sat 27 Feb, Miri Country Music Festival, Borneo

USA

Sun 24 Apr, The City Winery, Nashville TN
Wed 27 Apr, The Ark, Ann Arbor MI
Thu 28 Apr, Ball State Univ., Muncie IN
Fri 29 Apr, Birchmere, Alexandria VA
Sun 1 May, Rams Head, Annapolis MD
Wed 4 May, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield CT
Thu 5 May, Shalin Lui Music Hall, Rockport MA
Sat 7 May, Troy Music Hall, Troy NY
Sun 8 May, Iron Horse, Northampton MA
Mon 9 May, Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO
Tue 10 May, State Room, Salt Lake City UT
Thu 12 May, Admiral Theatre, Bremerton WA
Sat 14 May, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley CA

Tickets to all shows at www.rubybootsmusic.com/shows

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