What’s On | Kelela Announces Melbourne Headline Show


Kelela has announced an exclusive Melbourne headline date to coincide with her Australian tour in support of The xx in January 2018. Kelela will be playing at 170 Russell on Monday, January 15, tickets are on sale now – details below.

Kelela’s debut album Take Me Apart was released this year to universal acclaim, emerging as an epic portrait of an artist spanning the past and future of R&B. In her hands, however, the genre knows no boundaries and so Take Me Apart exists as an absolutely singular and fearless addition to a canon of recent classics. From her very earliest work, honesty and vulnerability have been cornerstones of Kelela’s art – even when clad in the armour of the avant-garde electronics she so deftly inhabits – and Take Me Apart sees her double down on both the emotional intensity and resonance of her message as well as the sonic seeking she is renowned for.

In September, Kelela performed at the iconic Hollywood Bowl alongside like-minded artistsSolange, Blood Orange, Moses Sumney, KING, and Kelsey Lu. Now she’s in the midst of a lengthy tour, playing shows across North America through November, with a slew of dates in Europe to come before heading to Australia in January, 2018. Recently heralded by Björk as one of the icon’s favourite artists, don’t miss this opportunity to see Kelela perform her new album live.


Handsome Tours & Frontier Touring presents Kelela: 

Monday, January 15 | 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
Also appearing:
Supporting The xx
Saturday, January 13 | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday, January 17 | Riverstage, Brisbane QLD
Saturday, January 20 | The Domain, Sydney NSW
more info
Tuesday, January 16 | Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA | Tickets