Janet Devlin Announces Tour Support for Russell Crowe this May & June Across Eastern Australia
Northern Irish singer-songwriter Janet Devlin has announced she will once again be accompanying Russell Crowe’s band, The Gentlemen Barbers, when they embark on a six week tour up and down Australia’s eastern seaboard. Tickets are available to purchase here.
Janet will be appearing alongside a selection of special guests, at Russell’s famous Indoor Garden Party shows taking place in major cities along the coast of NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Fans can expect debut performances of new, unreleased tracks from Janet’s upcoming album, a handful of originals from her back catalogue, and no doubt the odd fan-favourite cover.
Janet opened for Russell and his band for two dates earlier this year, and was delighted to receive an invitation to return to Australia. Speaking about the newly announced tour dates, Janet commented, “I am over the moon that Russell has asked me back to Australia to perform at his shows – going over in January was a real “pinch me” moment, I never in a million years expected that I’d be going back! I can’t wait to be on the road with him and his team, the venues are awesome and really vibey and travelling around Australia is going to be indescribable. I’m really excited to meet some of my Australian friends so if we are playing a show near you then please come down and say hi!”
The announcement of this exciting support slot follows a busy start to the year for Janet; in January she travelled to Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee to begin working on her new country project, as well as squeezing in trips to Ireland to appear as a keynote speaker at events covering drug and alcohol misuse and psychotherapy. More recently she finished writing new material for her next album and is recording the next series of her podcast, What’s Da Craic?
Janet’s last EP, It’s Not That Deep, includes a version of “Bad Habits”, the cover that initially garnered the attention from Russell back in November 2021. Janet explains…
“It’s Ed Sheeran’s fault. He and Russell are friends and he posted a video of me covering Bad Habits which Russell saw, liked and quote tweeted. Then he followed me and shared more of my music – I thought that was it until he reached out last summer asking if I could play a show for him and his crew when he was on set filming in Dublin. It fell through due to other commitments, but then just before Christmas he floated two gigs in Australia. I jumped at the chance and here we are!”
Since establishing her online audience in 2006, Janet has amassed a following of over 1.5 million across YouTube, TikTok and Twitter, a result of her infectious personality, unique vocals and lyrical, metaphor-laden songs. And there is no sign of her slowing down – watch this space for more to come!
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