Made famous with The Strokes and now out on his own, Albert Hammond Jr. is set to tour Australia in early 2016, playing shows in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
The tour comes off the back of his latest solo album Momentary Masters, released in July 2015, his first solo release in five years. It will be his first Australian headline tour, having played many shows here with The Strokes.
Momentary Masters was recorded in upstate New York at Hammond Jr.’s home, in a converted barn dubbed One Way Studios. Production on the album was handled by Gus Oberg, who worked with The Strokes on Angles and Comedown Machine.
“I feel like the best songs I’ve written, as soon as I was done, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I did it!’… But in that split second that it comes, that feeling goes. It’s the same thing when you find complete happiness, you find this complete low. I feel like that’s what being creative is: it’s you bouncing with emotion and what you capture in those bounces. Accept where you are and use it,” says Hammond Jr.
February 16 – The Gov, Adelaide SA
February 17 – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane QLD
February 19 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
February 20 – Mountain Sounds Festival, Gosford NSW
February 21 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
For more information, visit: http://www.frontiertouring.com/alberthammondjr