Jim Ward returns to Australia to perform two intimate shows alongside festival dates over New Year’s Eve, and for the first time accompanied by a full band.
It’s been a busy year for founding member of seminal post-hardcore band At The Drive In and lead guitarist/vocalist of Sparta. Jim has released his debut album ‘Quiet In The Valley, On The Shores The End Begins’ to critical acclaim, toured extensively throughout the USA, performed a handful of solo shows on Australia’s East Coast and announced the reformation Sparta.
Now, Jim returns with his El Paso based band to perform electric versions of the 14 beautifully crafted tracks featured on his debut. The tour kicks off with slots at Peats Ridge Festival and Pyramid Rock Festival over New Year and finishes up with two intimate shows in Melbourne and Sydney respectively.
Jim said of the tour “I am over the moon to bring Gabe Gonzalez and Gregg Sosa with me so we can have the full band on stage this time- the last few times I have been over it was just me and a guitar and I can't wait to play these songs in a little different light. I am excited to bring in a new year with my friends in one of my favourite places on earth”.
A live highlight during his recent visit to Australia, second single MY TOWN is an ode to El Paso. Documenting love and appreciation for both his roots and his hometown will be serviced to media this week.
Media said of the shows,
“Ward is painfully sincere, vulnerable, and generally excited by life, so it's really no surprise the command he had over the audience....” Beat Magazine
“After tonight, his return tour in December cannot come quickly enough – and there’s a very good chance that almost everyone here will be feeling the same way” Rave Magazine
Jim Ward will appear at the following shows,
FRI 30 DEC – PEATS RIDGE FESTIVAL, GLENWORTH VALLEY
Tickets on-sale now from www.peatsridgefestival.com.au
SAT 31 DEC – PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL, MELBOURNE
Tickets on-sale now from www.thepyramidrockfestival.com.
Tickets on-sale Monday 14th November
TUE 03 JAN – EAST BRUNSWICK CLUB, MELBOURNE
Tickets available from www.eastbrunswickclub.com or 03 9388 9794 or in person via Corner Box Office (57 Swan St, Richmond)
FRI 06 JAN – SANDRINGHAM HOTEL, NEWTOWN
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 GET TIX
For further information contact Carly Graham – firstname.lastname@example.org