Ben Salter Announces New 'European Vacation' EP & National Tour Dates
Homegrown singer/songwriter Ben Salter (The Gin Club, Giants Of Science, The Wilson Pickers) returns to the local music scene with a freshly inked deal with ABC Music. The new ‘European Vacation’ EP is set to be released on July 12, 2013. Salter will embark on a slew of national tour dates, kicking off in Toowoomba and continuing across six States and Territories through July.
The ‘European Vacation’ EP was born from a project that saw Salter traverse Europe for five months, collaborating with as many songwriters and artists as possible.
As sonically and thematically varied as its inception suggests; the ‘European Vacation’ EP flits between genres as steadily as Salter moved from country to country on his travels.
So the theme of the EP is the journey itself – roaming unexplored territory looking for inspiration and finding it in some unexpected places. With tracks embellished and polished at Nowhere Audio, a small studio in Brisbane’s West End, Salter cements himself as one of the country’s most gifted singer/songwriters.
“I firmly believe Ben Salter to be one of the world’s great singers, and if I weren’t so goddamn competitive, one of its great songwriters.” – Tim Rogers
Tracklisting: The European Vacation EP
1. The Prophetess
2. Tremulous (Feat. Christa Vi)
3. Semi-Pro Gamer
4. All The Things
5. Dark Forces
6. Not Today
Ben Salter is no stranger to the road, having toured with Paul Dempsey and Something For Kate in 2012, along with support slots for Cat Power, Gareth Liddiard (The Drones), Dave Graney and Felix Riebl (The Cat Empire) among others. Don’t miss Ben this July, when he takes his European Vacation tour across the country.
BEN SALTER: EUROPEAN VACATION NATIONAL TOUR
Tickets on-sale MONDAY JUNE 10, through venue websites or bensalter.com.au
Friday 12 July Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD
Thursday 18 July Café Le Monde, Noosa QLD
Friday 19 July Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 20 July The Metro, Adelaide SA
Sunday 21 July Mojo's Bar, Perth WA
Thursday 25 July Worker's Club, Melbourne VIC
Friday 26 July Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney NSW
Saturday 27 July Front Gallery, Canberra ACT
BEN SALTER | ‘SEMI-PRO GAMER’ SINGLE | AVAILABLE JUNE 14
BEN SALTER | ‘EUROPEAN VACATION’ EP | AVAILABLE JULY 12
BEN SALTER | NEW ALBUM| DUE EARLY 2014