Jack Ladder will perform a series of solo shows starting in September, which will delve into all five albums that he’s released to date. Performed within intimate settings, Ladder will for the first time reveal the “true” stories behind some of his most admired songs.
In the thirteen years since his debut album, Ladder’s fascinating musical journey has been notable for perpetual reinvention between albums, but it has always been connected by a singular and influential songwriting talent.
Arriving with the predominately acoustic Not Worth Waiting For in 2005, Ladder then jumped to the taut soul charged stomp of 2008’s Love Is Gone. 2011’s HURTSVILLE was a left turn into an atmospheric collection of tales of desolation and unease, and over time developed a devoted following, inspiring the likes of Alex Cameron, who recently wrote about its impact on him and his songwriting.
2014’s Playmates managed to seamlessly blend a dizzying range of sounds, while it’s lyrical themes spanned love’s redemptive power to the millstone of notoriety. The self-produced Blue Poles, released in May 2018 has proven to be the perfect culmination of Ladder’s musical trajectory so far.
JACK LADDER SINGS 20 GOLDEN GREATS – SOLO TOUR
FRI 7 SEPT – JUNK BAR, BRISBANE
FRI 21 SEPT – GRACE DARLING HOTEL, MELBOURNE
FRI 28 SEPT – THE LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY
SAT 10 NOV – BAROQUE BAR, KATOOMBA