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26 May 2023

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre | Contemporary Music

Returning to Australia for Vivid LIVE to perform her first headline show in Sydney, Grammy- and ARIA-award-winning Kimbra takes to the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage for a night of eclectic, experimental pop.

Every inch a star. Kimbra is more than just a regular pop diva - her songs are musically and vocally complex.

NZ Herald

New Zealand’s eclectic pop star makes her Sydney debut

A distinctive singer-songwriter with an incredible vocal range and a talent for eclectic, experimental sound, New Zealand-born, New York-based Kimbra has established herself as one of the most unique artists of our era, moving effortlessly between smash collaborations and her own brand of innovative, idiosyncratic pop. To celebrate the release of her bold new album, A Reckoning, the multi-award-winning musician is returning to Australia for Vivid LIVE after five long years, playing her first-ever headline Sydney show for one night only in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

Inspired by the likes of Prince and Minnie Riperton, and drawing on a sonic fusion of R&B, jazz, art pop and dance, Kimbra broke through with her debut album Vows (2011), a platinum-selling hit that earned the rising star multiple ARIA and New Zealand Music Awards, including Album of the Year. Her unforgettable performance on Gotye’s 2011 global smash "Somebody That I Used to Know” made her a household name, collecting more ARIAs and multiple Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Record of the Year. 2014’s The Golden Echo furthered Kimbra’s sonic exploration, featuring collaborations with Thundercat, Van Dyke Parks, Daniel Johns and John Legend, while 2018’s adventurous Primal Heart saw her working with Skrillex and touring with Beck and David Byrne.

Kimbra’s return after a tumultuous five-year absence yielded this year’s A Reckoning, produced by Oscar-nominated Everything Everywhere All At Once composer Son Lux, a reckoning with heartbreak and global anxiety that sees the multi-talented artist pushing her sound into unprecedented new terrain.

A gifted live performer with a sense of vocal drama, Kimbra is sure to deliver one of this year’s headline headlights.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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