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    k.d. lang Kicks Off Australian Tour "In Spectacular, Pitch-Perfect Voice" (West Australian)
    James Minchin III

    k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang kicked off their three-week tour of Australia, featuring songs from her latest Nonesuch release, Sing it Loud, on Saturday night with a performance at the Swan Valley Sandalford Winery outside of Perth, Western Australia, followed by a show at the AIS Arena in Canberra. lang and the band give the first of six performances at Sydney's State Theatre Wednesday night and will be making stops in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane before the tour is through.

    While in Sydney, lang will be taping a special TV program on November 15 at 1 PM. Warner Music Australia is looking for the most dedicated fans to be there in an intimate audience setting and have the chance to ask lang questions on camera about her music and career. To be considered, send an e-mail to d2c@warnermusic.com with the subject "TV special." Include your name, contact number, and examples of the questions you would ask in the body of the e-mail.

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    "From the first long, soaring notes of the night she was in spectacular, pitch-perfect voice and seemed re-energised by being out-front of a hot, stripped-down band," writes West Australian critic Ray Purvis in his review of Saturday's tour-opening show at the Sandalford Winery. "When in full-flight she displayed a voice that can devour the planet. Although recently turned 50, the singer exuded a new confidence, dancing and strutting around the stage like Mick Jagger, as well as selflessly sharing herself with the audience while crooning her torchy love songs." Read the complete review at au.news.yahoo.com.

    The Australian reviewer Polly Coufos says: "To watch k.d. lang is to observe someone doing what they were surely born to do. Rarely do you see someone so at ease on stage, standing behind nothing but talent, wits and her sheer joy of performing." Read that concert review at theaustralian.com.au.

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    Following last night's performance at the AIS Arena, the Canberra Times reviewer Stuart Walmsley says: "The lower register of that unmistakable voice almost makes you melt into your seat, but lang also displayed incredible range in delivering tracks from her considerable back catalogue, backed by the Siss Boom Bang." Read Walmsley's review at canberratimes.com.au.

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    For additional details on k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang's Australian tour, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of Sing it Loud, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.

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k.d. lang Kicks Off Australian Tour "In Spectacular, Pitch-Perfect Voice" (West Australian)

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k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang kicked off their three-week tour of Australia outside Perth on Saturday. "From the first long, soaring notes of the night she was in spectacular, pitch-perfect voice," says the West Australian. The Australian says: "To watch k.d. lang is to observe someone doing what they were surely born to do. Rarely do you see someone so at ease on stage, standing behind nothing but talent, wits and her sheer joy of performing." lang and the band give the first of six performances in Sydney on Wednesday. Fans in the area: read more for a chance to ask lang a question on TV next week.

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k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang kicked off their three-week tour of Australia, featuring songs from her latest Nonesuch release, Sing it Loud, on Saturday night with a performance at the Swan Valley Sandalford Winery outside of Perth, Western Australia, followed by a show at the AIS Arena in Canberra. lang and the band give the first of six performances at Sydney's State Theatre Wednesday night and will be making stops in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane before the tour is through.

While in Sydney, lang will be taping a special TV program on November 15 at 1 PM. Warner Music Australia is looking for the most dedicated fans to be there in an intimate audience setting and have the chance to ask lang questions on camera about her music and career. To be considered, send an e-mail to d2c@warnermusic.com with the subject "TV special." Include your name, contact number, and examples of the questions you would ask in the body of the e-mail.

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"From the first long, soaring notes of the night she was in spectacular, pitch-perfect voice and seemed re-energised by being out-front of a hot, stripped-down band," writes West Australian critic Ray Purvis in his review of Saturday's tour-opening show at the Sandalford Winery. "When in full-flight she displayed a voice that can devour the planet. Although recently turned 50, the singer exuded a new confidence, dancing and strutting around the stage like Mick Jagger, as well as selflessly sharing herself with the audience while crooning her torchy love songs." Read the complete review at au.news.yahoo.com.

The Australian reviewer Polly Coufos says: "To watch k.d. lang is to observe someone doing what they were surely born to do. Rarely do you see someone so at ease on stage, standing behind nothing but talent, wits and her sheer joy of performing." Read that concert review at theaustralian.com.au.

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Following last night's performance at the AIS Arena, the Canberra Times reviewer Stuart Walmsley says: "The lower register of that unmistakable voice almost makes you melt into your seat, but lang also displayed incredible range in delivering tracks from her considerable back catalogue, backed by the Siss Boom Bang." Read Walmsley's review at canberratimes.com.au.

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For additional details on k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang's Australian tour, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of Sing it Loud, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.

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