Multi-platinum, multi-Brit and Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter David Gray brings his White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour to Australia this December, to celebrate the trailblazing album’s 20-year anniversary.
The White Ladder Tour will see Gray performing the iconic 7 million record-selling record in its entirety by Gray, together with all the original band members and with all the original equipment – followed by a set of the greatest hits.
David Gray’s return to Australia follows last year’s lauded Bluesfest appearance and anticipated sold out performances across the UK and Europe this March-April.
“Most of the crowd was in awe of the talent before them… the quiet, intense singer songwriter on the stage.”
– Daily Telegraph
White Ladder was born of difficult circumstances. Gray had been struggling on the margins for a decade, a lonely figure with an acoustic guitar swimming against the tide of Britpop, grunge, hip hop and electro. He came close to quitting. But instead, he asked himself some difficult questions: “Can you make a better record? Can you write a better song? The decision was to open up and give it everything I’ve got.”
Written and recorded on minimal budget by Gray in the bedroom of a tiny terraced house in Stoke Newington, David experimented with drum machines and electronic elements, creating a blend of folktronica that has since become a familiar part of the musical landscape. White Ladder boasts classic hit singles ‘Babylon’, ‘Please Forgive Me’ and ‘Sail Away’. It remains in the top 30 best-selling British albums of all time, is the best-selling album ever in Ireland, selling two times platinum in Australia and three times platinum in New Zealand.
Says Gray, “What happened with White Ladder involved more than music. It was a sort of heart and soul moment of total surrender for everybody involved, for me and the audience. That was it. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
This sentiment is sure to ring true for the enigmatic performer’s visit this December. Celebrating an album that has touched many, White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour is not to be missed.
- White Ladder VIP Package $299
- VIP Early Entry*
*VIP Early Entry will give patrons the first pick of the best seats in the venue, however please note all seating is unreserved throughout the show.
- 1 x Unreserved Seating Ticket
- Limited edition White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour lithograph poster
- David Gray White Ladder VIP tote bag
- White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary commemorative pin
- Exclusive David Gray 2020 custom VIP laminate
- VIP Early Entry*
- Unreserved Seating $149
This is a flat, grassed area in front of the stage where unreserved chairs are provided
- General Admission Lawn $99
These are General Admission areas behind the unreserved seating area where standing or picnic rugs are permitted. Please note this area includes both the flat Central Lawn and the sloped, amphitheatre style Eastern Lawn. BYO picnic rug and cushions – no fold up chairs permitted. Please see concert information below for a guide on what is and isn’t permitted on site.
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