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IRON AND WINE

23 April 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Opera House and FBi Radio

**** 'Iron and Wine have risen to become one of the great modern American bands'  The Guardian

Description

Paving the way for acts like Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, and introduced to millions through his scene-stealing cover of The Postal Service's 'Such Great Heights' in Garden State, Samuel Beam makes his Opera House debut with his biggest band yet.
Paving the way for acts like Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, and introduced to millions through his scene-stealing cover of The Postal Service's 'Such Great Heights' in Garden State, Samuel Beam makes his Opera House debut with his biggest band yet.

Celebrating a dozen years since his bedroom folk breakthrough
The Creek Drank the Cradle and his  scene-stealing cover of 'Such Great Heights' (The Postal Service) in Garden State, Samuel Beam will now lead a full band as Iron & Wine, finally ending their six-year Sydney silence - taking to the Concert Hall for an expansive journey through his rustic masterpiece The Shepherd's Dog, the chart-topping Kiss Each Other Clean, and this year's r 'n' b inflected Ghost on Ghost.

Since finding his way into the hands of
Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell and influential Sub Pop founder Jonathan Poneman, Samuel Beam's Iron & Wine quickly shot to the heart of a more tender thread in indie-rock - paving the way for label mates Fleet Foxes and the mythical backwoods origins of Bon Iver. From haunting, stripped-back performances alongside Glen Hansard to more panoramic collaborations with the likes of the Mariachi-wielding Calexico, Beam has rewritten his nom de plume as a sonic shapeshifter ever-anchored by his signature high tenor voice - handpicked and introduced to millions by Kristen Stewart as the slow-dance soundtrack to Twilight.

Drawing comparisons to the likes of
Simon & Garfunkel, Nick Drake and Elliot Smith, Iron & Wine have uprooted their lo-fi origins with a band that swells on stage, from heartbreakingly spare ballads to the booming brass and wistful strings of Ghost on Ghost. Now reaching for the sweeping song-craft of Paul McCartney and the blue-eyed soul of jazz greats, Iron & Wine will guide audiences through a songbook that has always used 'America as the fire for the songs' - an Opera House debut of elegant, widescreen beauty. 
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Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Standard $59 - $84
*Standing Room (see conditions) $20
Insiders $47.20 - $67.20
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

For events which offer concession pricing, if you purchase concession tickets, please ensure you have your Proof of Concession with you when you attend an event.

*$20 standing room tickets: a limited number are available for this performance, valid for Healthcare cardholders and patrons 20 years or younger. Patrons must purchase tickets in person from the Sydney Opera House box office along with presentation of Healthcare card and/or proof of age. Limit of 2 per person, while stock lasts.

Ticket Booking Enquiries: For all general booking enquiries please email the Contact Centre or call on +61 2 9250 7777 for more information.

Groups Bookings: Please email the Group Booking team or call on +61 2 9250 7700 for more information.

Insider Prices: Insiders are Sydney Opera House members. Insiders get waived booking fees, up to 20% off Sydney Opera House Presents shows and more. More Info

Reviews

9/10 ' As lush and haunting as Bon Iver's LPs' - Uncut on Ghost on Ghost

'Joins an elite group of artists that includes Beck, Bjork and Radiohead'
 - Paste Magazine

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'From simple soul-searching singer-songwriter into fully-fledged bandleader - Beam firmly remains a master at both' - Record Collector

'The perfect soundtrack to a cool, laid back and classy night' -
Music Feeds on Ghost on Ghost

'Ranks amongst Sam Beam's best work' -
Tone Deaf on Ghost on Ghost

'A songwriter versatile enough to pack huge ideas into simple arrangements and vice versa'
 - NPR Music

'Pop music hadn't seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens'
 - Rolling Stone

'Brace yourself for a mellow, soulful ride through the lush and rolling range that Iron & Wine calls home'
 - Spin

9/10
'The latest chapter in the singer-songwriter's evolution is a work of immense beauty and scale' - Uncut on Ghost on Ghost 

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