Liberation and the Mushroom Group are thrilled to confirm Vance Joy’s highly anticipated debut album Dream Your Life Away (released September 5) has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts, easing out label mate Jimmy Barnes on the way to the top spot and affirming Vance Joy’s continually rising star.
Head of the Mushroom Group, Michael Gudinski said today “We’re incredibly excited for Vance Joy who we truly believe has a unique gift and has all the necessary ingredients to one day be included in the greats of Australia’s singer/songwriters. He has a stellar team around him and will go from strength to strength both here and abroad”.
Vance Joy made a flying visit to Australia for a jam-packed schedule of interviews and performances across the country to celebrate his album’s release. The celebrations carried on well into Friday evening of release day with an amazing sold out show at Melbourne’s beautiful Athenaeum Theatre.
Dream Your Life Away has received an incredible amount of support and praise to date;
“…a debut LP that's confident, self-assured and classically Australian, with an appeal that's universal.” - ★★★★ Rolling Stone
★★★★ Herald Sun
★★★★ The Age
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“There’s a lot to like about Vance Joy’s debut album Dream Your Life Away. The consistency of the writing and its broad appeal will make it a favourite among many.” – Beat Magazine (Album Of The Week)
“Soundtrack to summer, anyone?” – Tonedeaf
In further good news, ‘Riptide’ - the Melbourne troubadour’s most successful hit to date and triple j Hottest 100 #1 song of 2013 - has just hit five times platinum sales in Australia! Riptide is also making waves overseas, reaching Top 10 and Gold sales in the UK, steadily climbing the Billboard Hot 100 for the past 11 weeks (currently sitting at #59) and holding strong at #1 on the Alternative Radio chart in the US for 5 weeks running.
Meanwhile Australia’s current Vance Joy single ‘Mess Is Mine’ has charted top 40 and is approaching Gold sales locally.
Dream Your Life Away was released last week (Tuesday 10 September) in the USA and Canada where Vance Joy is now doing the promo rounds including this performance (http://bit.ly/vjsethmeyers) on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers. The album will be released in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world today (Monday 15 September). The album has spent most of it’s first week in the Top 10 on US iTunes and has held the #1 spot on Canada’s iTunes since release. The album will be be launched in the UK by an appearance on Jools Holland on Tuesday 16 September.
Vance Joy will be back in Australia at the end of the year to play the Falls Festivals in Lorne, Byron Bay and Marion Bay. Vance Joy’s Dream Your Life Away Tour will run over four weeks in March 2015. Tickets are on sale now.
VANCE JOY DREAM YOUR LIFE AWAY ALBUM TOUR 2015
Support from #1 Dads and Airling
Tickets on sale now – visit vancejoy.com for details
Thu 5 Mar Arts Centre, Gold Coast QLD
Fri 6 Mar The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Sat 7 Mar Nambour Civic Centre, Sunshine Coast QLD
Fri 13 Mar Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Sat 14 Mar Regent Cinema Theatre, Ballarat VIC
Fri 20 Mar Astor Theatre, Perth WA
Sat 21 Mar Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
Tue 24 Mar Anita's Theatre, Wollongong NSW
Fri 27 Mar Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Sat 28 Mar Civic Theatre, Newcastle NSW
DREAM YOUR LIFE AWAY IS OUT NOW VIA LIBERATION MUSIC