Kasey Chambers has announced the upcoming release of her 12th studio album, Campfire, which will be available on April 27 and is available for pre-order here.
Joining Kasey on Campfire is her band The Fireside Disciples, consisting of three of Brandon Dodd, who has toured the world with Kasey over the last three years; Alan Pigram, a long-time family friend, fellow musician (from the renowned band The Pigram Brothers) and Indigenous elder from Broome WA; and, of course, her Dad, Bill Chambers, who has been the biggest musical influence of her whole life.
Kasey explained her special inspiration for the album – “I grew up in the remote outback of Australia living a unique lifestyle isolated from civilisation. The campfire was the heart of our existence: for survival, creativity, inspiration. We hunted all our own food and then cooked it on the campfire. My brother and I did all our schooling via correspondence around the campfire. We used the campfire for warmth and light. We gathered around the campfire at night to play songs together as a family. Our connection to music and the land has developed through and around the campfire since I was born, so it has always stayed with me as a special part of my life.
The first taste of what fans can expect from Campfire comes from the aptly titled The Campfire Song, with the official video released and which you can see here:
Having grown up listening to the music of Emmylou Harris, Kasey is thrilled that the esteemed American country star appears on the Campfire track, ‘The Harvest & The Seed’. “It is an absolute dream come true that I actually have Emmylou Harris singing a duet with me on Campfire,” Kasey says. “She ended up being an “honorary” Fireside Disciple for the album.”
Campfire is an album that Kasey has wanted to make her whole life. The album represents the connection she’s had to different lands and cultures throughout her life, and drawing from the regions that have influenced her the most – Australia, Africa, Norfolk Island and America. “All these 4 places have had a significant impact on shaping who I am both musically and personally. From my early years of my family drawing from the Aboriginal way of life in the outback of Australia to experiencing the African culture and immediately connecting with it, living the seaside lifestyle in Southend, South Australia and later on, my time living on Norfolk Island to then many years of touring throughout America and being inspired by their musical culture, I have taken all of those experiences and put them into the songs and sounds for Campfire…”
Following the release of Campfire, Chambers will embark on a massive Australian tour consisting of almost 40 dates throughout May, June, July and August. The full list of tour dates and ticketing information is below.
KASEY CHAMBERS – CAMPFIRE TOUR
Wednesday 23 MAY – CASINO RSM, CASINO NSW
Thursday 24 MAY – C EX-SERVICES CLUB, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
Friday 25 MAY – CLUB FORSTER, FORSTER NSW
Saturday 26 MAY – LAURIETON UNITED SERVICES CLUB, LAURIETON NSW
Thursday 31 MAY – GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE, GRIFFITH NSW
Friday 1 JUNE – CIVIC THEATRE, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
Saturday 2 JUNE – SWAN PACC, SWAN HILL NSW
Sunday 3 JUNE – MILDURA MAC, VIC
Thursday 14 JUNE – MINGARA RECREATION CLUB, TUMBI UMBI NSW
Friday 15 JUNE – THE CUBE, CAMPBELLTOWN NSW
Saturday 16 JUNE – ROOTY HILL RSL, ROOTY HILL NSW
Sunday 17 JUNE – ULLADULLA SERVICES CLUB NSW
Thursday 21 JUNE – SEYMOUR CENTRE, SYDNEY NSW
Friday 22 JUNE – ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW
Saturday 23 JUNE – PANTHERS, BATHURST NSW
Sunday 24 JUNE – CANBERRA PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, CANBERRA ACT
Thursday 28 JUNE – THE EVENT CENTRE, CALOUNDRA QLD
Friday 29 JUNE – TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS NSW
Sunday 1 JULY – BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, BRISBANE QLD
Thursday 5 JULY – THE DESERT CAVE, COOBER PEDY SA
Saturday 7 JULY – ARALUEN ARTS CENTRE, ALICE SPRINGS NT
Wednesday 11 JULY – FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE, FRANKSTON VIC
Thursday 12 JULY – BURRINJA THEATRE, UPWEY VIC
Friday 13 JULY – THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE VIC
Saturday 14 JULY – THE PLAYHOUSE GPAC, GEELONG VIC
Thursday 19 JULY – ALBURY THEATRE, ALBURY VIC
Saturday 21 JULY – DUBBO RSL NSW
Thursday 2 AUGUST – NORTHERN FESTIVAL THEATRE, PORT PIRIE SA
Friday 3 AUGUST – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA
Saturday 4 AUGUST – SIR ROBERT HELPMANN THEATRE, MT GAMBIER SA
Sunday 5 AUGUST – LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE, WARRNAMBOOL VIC
Thursday 9 AUGUST – TANKS, CAIRNS QLD
Wednesday 15 AUGUST – WEST GIPPSLAND ARTS CENTRE, WARRIGAL VIC
Friday 17 AUGUST – REGENT THEATRE, YARRAM VIC
Saturday 18 AUGUST – WONTHAGGI ARTS CENTRE, WONTHAGGI VIC
Tickets available for pre-sale from Monday 26th March.
General sale begins Thursday 29th March.