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8:00pm, Fri 17 April, 2020

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In light of the recent government updates and recommendations with respect to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, ALEX THE ASTRONAUT at Fat Controller will be postponed until later this year.

We are working closely with the team to find a suitable rescheduled date and will update you as soon as we have more information.

For ticket holders, we’ll be issuing refunds automatically.

The health and safety of all of you as well the greater population is our number one priority and we look forward to sharing the dance floor with you all in the not so distant future. Thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.

(& Playing SXSW and Splendour in the Grass)

Following the release of the widely-praised single “I Think You”re Great” in January, Sydney-born singer, songwriter and storyteller ALEX THE ASTRONAUT
readies her new band of space cadets for a string of Australian headline tour dates in Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Fremantle, Adelaide and Sydney this April.
See all venue and ticketing details below.

The tour dates follow the release of ‘I Think You’re Great’, Alex’s latest single, which pays tribute to a cherished friend in her life. The track was co-produced by
Sam Cromack and Daniel Hanson of Ball Park Music and is about the importance of checking in on each other, opening up conversations and supporting friends
through thick and thin.

Premiering on triple j, ‘I Think You’re Great’ was added to full rotation and went on to receive support and praise from The Guardian, Junkee, NME, Music Feeds,
Brooklyn Vegan and Refinery29, among others. The track has also been championed by Apple Music and Spotify across various playlists.

Alex heads to the US this March for SXSW and a run of dates with Nettwerk labelmates Jack River and Didirri. She will then return home to play the
'I Think You’re Great tour' before heading to Byron Bay for Splendour in the Grass in July.

ALEX THE ASTRONAUT (& her band of space cadets) + Guests, Fletcher Gull

Thu April 9 - Altar - Hobart TAS
Fri April 10 - Saloon Bar - Launceston TAS
Sat April 11 - Corner Hotel - Melbourne VIC
Thu April 16 - Freo Social - Fremantle WA
Fri April 17 - Fat Controller - Adelaide  SA
Sat April 18 - Oxford Art Factory - Sydney NSW

Tickets on sale 9am, Thursday 5 March via https://www.alextheastronaut.com/

Also playing:
17 March - 19 March - SXSW - Austin, Texas
24 March - The Bootleg - Los Angeles
26 March - Baby’s All Right - New York
27 March - The Drake - Toronto
Sat 11 Jul - Sandstone Point QLD (with Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins and Andy Golldege)
 Sun Jul 26 - Splendour In The Grass - Byron Bay, NSW

The following year Alex returned with ‘Not Worth Hiding’, an open letter to her 16-year-old self that details the journey to owning her sexuality, which arrived as Australia was debating marriage equality and became the unofficial anthem of the Vote Yes movement. It was played by none other than Elton John on his Beats 1 radio show and ranked at number 23 in tastemaker radio station triple j’s Hottest 100, the publicly voted poll of the best songs of the year.

Along the way, Alex has taken her music to the stages of international festivals like The UK’s Great Escape, Primavera Sound in Spain and Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival. At home in Australia, she’s played Splendour in the Grass (& soon agin in 2020), triple j’s One Night Stand and a soldout national headline tours of her own.  Her music is released on her own label “Minkowski Records“ via AWAL in Australia and she recently signed to big independent label Nettwerk for the rest of the world.

With a new album looming, Alex now announces a new tour together with her newly 
formed band of space cadets. Coming along for the ride will be up and coming indie stars, Fletcher Gull.

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