Nova’s Red Room ARIA Week will celebrate the Australian music industry in the countdown to the 2018 ARIA Awards with Apple Music. In a series of shows from Wednesday November 21, Nova’s Red Room ARIA Week will feature performances by Keith Urban, Amy Shark, Vance Joy and Vera Blue at the Lansdowne in Sydney.
Paul Jackson, Nova Entertainment’s group program director, said, “We’re proud to be working with our label partners and their artists to bring together some of the best in Australian music in support of the ARIAs for Nova’s Red Room ARIA Week. It’s been a big year for Australian artists as they put their mark on the world stage, so we will continue our support and look forward to celebrating with their fans and our industry partners during the Nova’s Red Room ARIA Week series.”
Vera Blue will kick off this special series of Nova’s Red Room shows on Wednesday November 21. Off the back of the success of her album Perennial, the Sydney singer/songwriter has returned with the release of her new single All The Pretty Girls, as well as the launch of a new live album, Lady Powers Live At The Forum, recorded in Melbourne during her 2017 tour.
ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Shark will perform in her second Nova’s Red Room show on Thursday November 22. Best known for her four times platinum single Adore and debut album Love Monster, Shark is up for nine ARIA Awards including Album of The Year, Song of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and best hit Single for I Said Hi.
Fresh off the back of releasing his new single Way Too Long from the top five ARIA album Graffiti U, multi-Grammy and ARIA award-winning artist Keith Urban will deliver a special intimate live performance with Kate, Tim & Marty for Nova’s Red Room ARIA Week on Monday November 26.
Keith Urban has consistently topped charts in Australia and the US over the last decade, amassing more than 22 million album sales worldwide with combined sales of 1.4 million albums in Australia. His last album Ripcord was the second highest-selling album in Australia in 2016 and the highest-selling album for an Australian artist that year. Urban has total of 14 ARIA Platinum selling singles and albums and has scored five ARIA Awards.
After his first ever performance at Nova’s Red Room, Urban will host the 2018 ARIA Awards, before returning to Australia for his Graffiti U World Tour in January 2019.
Multi-award winning singer-songwriter Vance Joy will play Nova’s Red Room on ARIA eve on Tuesday November 27. Vance Joy has three ARIA nominations including the coveted Apple Music Song of the Year for Lay It On Me, Best Male Artist and Best Adult Contemporary Album for his # 1, gold-accredited album Nation of Two.
Nation of Two has not dropped from the ARIA Top 50 since its release in February, with the lead single Lay It On Me 3x platinum (210,000+ sales) taking Joy’s platinum accreditations to 24 overall. His Nation of Two world tour, which winds up in Europe this month, has totalled 83 dates globally. Vance Joy will be performing locally at Fairgrounds Festival in November and Falls Festival over New Years and was recently announced as the main support on P!ink’s European Summer Tour for 2019.
Dan Rosen, ARIA Chief Executive Officer, said, “I am thrilled to welcome the Nova’s Red Room series to ARIA Week. It is a brilliant celebration of Australian music incorporating breakthrough acts like Amy Shark through to legendary performers such as Keith Urban. No doubt these shows will be a highlight of the jam-packed ARIA Week Calendar.”
Listeners will have the chance to attend the Nova’s Red Room ARIA Week shows by listening to Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa, Kate, Tim & Marty and Smallzy’s Surgery from Monday November 5.
Nova’s Red Room ARIA Week
• Vera Blue – Wednesday November 21
• Amy Shark – Thursday November 22
• Keith Urban – Monday November 26
• Vance Joy – Tuesday November 27