After the series finale of the Voice
last month, Karise Eden held six of the top ten singles on the ARIA Charts, something that hasn't been done since the Beatles in 1964. At one point, she had seven songs in the top 50.
And fair enough too: Karise has a hell of a voice and a hell of a story. While Karisemania seems to have ebbed somewhat since the Voice
wound up, it's great to see Karise performing in interesting venues (as opposed to shopping centres
The 19 year-old's first proper live shows will take place in churches and cathedrals around the country as part of Heavenly Sounds this October. The first Heavenly Sounds tour saw Seeker Lover Keeper selling out last year, followed by Lisa Mitchell last month.
“I was made aware of the Heavenly Sounds concept just after (the Voice
) finished," Karise says. "The idea of singing soul and blues in beautiful churches is so exciting. When we were planning the first tour, I really wanted to try and make these shows as unique as possible and keep them feeling intimate. Heavenly Sounds is the perfect way to do it! I’ll be playing songs from the current album as well as new material I have been working on.”
Needless to say, Karise Eden has had an incredible month. Her album of songs performed on the Voice
has already gone double platinum and is the fastest selling non-Christmas album since Pink in 2008. She performed the State Of Origin Final (the highest rating TV show this year) and will head off to the UK and Europe next month to start work on her debut release of new material.
Karise will be supported at all shows by Lakyn, a fellow contestant from the Voice, with tickets on sale this Friday.
HEAVENLY SOUNDS FEAT. KARISE EDEN DATES:
Thursday 4 October – St Stephen's Uniting Church, Sydney
Thursday 11 October - St Michael's Church, Melbourne
Wednesday 17 October - St Joseph’s Church, Perth
Friday 19 October - Flinders Street Baptist Church, Adelaide
Tuesday 23 October - St John's Cathedral, Brisbane
Tickets on sale this Friday 20 July through ticketek.com.au
Tickets cost $62.50 plus booking fees and all shows are open to all ages.