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k.d. lang Celebrates 50 in Advance of Australian Tour Launch

k.d. lang by Jeri Heiden 2011 h-c

Nonesuch Records wishes k.d. lang a very happy 50th birthday today. lang will celebrate in style, as she marks the special occasion with a rare concert performance in Singapore tonight. She and her band the Siss Boom Bang perform at the Esplanade in Singapore tonight in advance of their two-week tour of Australia featuring music from their new Nonesuch album, Sing it Loud, released earlier this year, as well as favorites from throughout lang's distinguished career.

The Australian tour kicks off at the Swan Valley Sandalford Winery in Caversham, Western Australia, this Saturday, and includes stops in Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Sydney, where lang and the Siss Boom Bang will play an astonishing six-night residency at the State Theatre. Tickets are sold out for the first five Sydney shows; a limited number are still available for November 20.

lang spoke with Australia's Daily Telegraph's Sally Browne about her new album, the upcoming tour, and hitting today's milestone birthday. Read the article at dailytelegraph.com.au.

She also spoke with the West Australian's Ray Purvis about the new album and Saturday's tour launch. "It's kind of more rock and up-tempo than my past records," lang says of Sing it Loud. "I'm wearing shoes on stage and playing a guitar like Elvis. It's nice to be able to sing this material because it engages the band and translates to the audience in a really fun way." Read the complete article online at au.news.yahoo.com.

See below for all of lang's currently scheduled tour dates. For more information and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang's album Sing it Loud, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang on Tour

Nov 2 Esplanade Singapore
Nov 5 Swan Valley Sandalford Winery Caversham, WA
Nov 7 AIS Arena Canberra, ACT
Nov 9 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
Nov 10 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
Nov 12 Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne, VIC
Nov 13 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, SA
Nov 16 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
Nov 17 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
Nov 19 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
Nov 20 State Theatre Sydney, NSW
Nov 22 Brisbane Riverstage Brisbane, QLD

Comments

kdlang's concert in SIngapore was intimate and good. Of course she had the birthday cake....
Please see my post http://clumsycompass.blogspot.com/2011/11/kd-lang-and-siss-boon-bang-in-...

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