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Nick Murphy Announces World Tour In Support Of Long-Awaited Sophomore Album
Last week, on March 4, Nick Murphy, formerly known by the stage name Chet Faker, released a new single, "Sanity" and revealed it's the lead single to his long-awaited sophomore album, Run Fast Sleep Naked, due out April 26. On the same day, the electro-pop crooner also announced three concert dates in his native Australia, tweeting, "Coming home to play/More dates soon."
Today, March 11, Murphy wholeheartedly followed up on his promise; Run Fast Sleep Naked Live In Concert 2019 will bring his soulful sound across the globe for a 40-plus date tour in Australia, North America and Europe.
— Nick Murphy (@nick_murphy) March 11, 2019
His world tour kicks off the same day his new album drops, April 26, beginning with three shows across Australia for the roving Groovin The Moo Festival. On May 1 he'll stop in his hometown of Melbourne for one of the previously announced concert dates, followed by six more stops in the country, including three more Groovin The Moo performances.
On May 29, Murphy will make his way to Chicago for his first of 17 North American shows. He will make stops in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Toronto, Boston and more, closing things out in Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 12.
Run Fast Sleep Naked Live In Concert will pick things up in the fall, with the third leg beginning on Oct. 1 in Lisbon, Portugal. Murphy has announced 17 dates total across Europe and the U.K., which also includes stops in Barcelona, Spain, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and London. The tour will wrap up on Oct. 25 in Dublin.
Billboard reports that Murphy spent the last several years traveling around the world recording vocals in the spots that "most inspired him…including his grandmother's living room, a studio in Tokyo, a vacation rental he shared with his family in New Zealand and his own New York City apartment." While the vocals were captured far and wide, the majority of the upcoming album, which will include support from a full orchestra plus over a dozen featured musicians, was recorded back in Brooklyn.
Murphy introduced his crooning vocals and smooth beats to the world as Chet Faker in 2011 with a viral, sultry cover of Blackstreet's GRAMMY-winning song "No Diggity." He followed up with two EPs; Thinking In Textures in 2012 and Lockjaw in 2013, the later a collab with fellow Australian electronic producer, GRAMMY winner Flume.
In 2014 he released his full-length debut, Built on Glass, which arrived on Australia's ARIA Charts at No. 1 and earned him seven ARIA Music Awards that year, including Best Male Artist and Producer Of The Year. The album also made its mark in the U.S., including debuting at No. 6 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
In 2016 he released several singles under his given name, Nick Murphy, followed by the Missing Link EP in 2017. Now, in 2019, after his artist name change and some time away from releasing music for what sounds like quite the solo adventure around the globe, Murphy will finally share his sophomore LP with the world.
Tickets for the Australian tour dates are on sale now; all other shows go on sale this Fri., March 15. Visit the artist's website for more info.