Caroline Polachek Desire, I Want To Turn Into You
4 December 2023
In the Concert Hall
Final tickets released from $79.
Caroline Polachek is a singularity: one of music’s most continually inventive pop auteurs – a shimmering ribbon of a voice that’s immediately recognisable, a self-releasing independent artist, a crate digger, and a lifelong headphone listener who writes songs that literally fill stadiums.
|Monday 4 December 2023
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Suitable for all ages.
Performance may contain the use of strobe lighting and smoke machines.
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Queen of experimental pop announces a final Sydney headline performance due to overwhelming demand
In long-awaited news for fans, promoters are thrilled to announce the acclaimed US songwriter, singer and producer is headed our way – Polachek bringing her The Spiraling Tour to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall this December. The tour news comes off the back of Polachek’s acclaimed latest album, Desire, I Want To Turn Into You.
If 2019’s Pang was an ephemeral, crystalline document of risking everything for new love, Desire, I Want To Turn Into You is Polachek at her most physical, turning up the temperature and trading tight narrative for visceral tone-poetry. The first taste of the latest album came in the form of cult hit single ‘Bunny Is A Rider’, which premiered as Annie Mac‘s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 and gained universal praise from the likes of The New York Times, The Guardian, The Fader, NME, and was named Best Song of 2021 by Pitchfork. It was followed by the dazzling ‘Billions’, the Spanish-themed ‘Sunset’, ‘Welcome To My Island’, and latest offering ‘Smoke’, all further proof Polachek is one of the most exciting artists in the new generation of pop disruptors.
In 2022 she supported Dua Lipa on her US arena tour and followed up in 2023 with a global headlining tour – selling out venues like Radio City Music Hall in New York, The Greek Theatre in LA, and Hammersmith Apollo in London. She has also appeared at seemingly every prominent music festival in the world including Coachella, Glastonbury (two years in a row), Fuji Rock, Lollapalooza, Oya, and many more.
Triumphant and abundantly creative, Sydney don’t miss your final chance to witness an artist at the forefront of innovative pop music.
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The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We have a number of safety measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. While face masks are no longer required, we ask all our patrons and visitors to practise good hygiene. Please stay home if you feel unwell and read more about our flexible ticket options.
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Foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances.
Please bring a credit or debit card for any on site purchases to enable contactless payment. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottle but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available for you to enjoy.
The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House became a smoke-free site in January 2022. Read our Smoke-free Environment Policy.
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