Lily Allen announces Australian tour

Hot on the heels of her amazing new album No Shame, Lily Allen is heading down under and will play a show at Perth’s Metro City.

Allen will play a show in Auckland, New Zealand before heading to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The tour’s final show will be here in Perth on 12th February.

No Shame marks a kind of rebirth for Lily, who went back to the drawing board after several tumultuous years, eventually producing a beautifully raw and truthful set of classic pop songs that take her right back to the DIY spirit of her first two albums Alright, Still (2006) and It’s Not Me, It’s You (2011).

“On album one and two, I had finally found an outlet in which to express who I was, and who I thought I was,” Lily explains. “And then I had children and I got married, and I didn’t know any more.”

In the confusing period that followed the release of her third album Sheezus in 2014, Lily jokes that she had her midlife crisis:

“When people say I grew up too quickly, I definitely did. Life begins at 40 – but at 32, for me.”

For No Shame, she knew it was time to take it back to basics. Made across LA and London, Lily hit the reset button, giving herself time and space to take the pressure off and get emotionally honest with herself.

“I can write half a great song then finish it off with some bullshit,” she laughs, “and I’ve done that, a lot of times. But I’ve been able to sit here and get the bullshit away and make it as truthful as possible. That was my goal.” she said.

OUTinPerth praised the album when it was released back in July describing it as “filled with very personal lyrics and her unique style.”

Tour Dates

Saturday 2 February
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ
All Ages | Ph: 0800 111 999

Tuesday 5 February
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW
All Ages | Ph: 132 849

Wednesday 6 February
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
18+ | Ph: 136 100

Friday 8 February
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD
18+ | Ph: 136 100

Tuesday 12 February
Metro City | Perth, WA
18+ | Ph: 132 849