Flume announces major headline tour
We’ve talked plenty about the astronomical rise of Flume. Over the past 12 months, Sydney’s Harley Streten has gone from a virtual unknown to one of the biggest acts in the country. Ask anyone who saw veterans The Flaming Lips play to a (very) sparse crowd when they clashed with the Sleepless hit-maker at Falls Festival last year: the guy knows how to pull a crowd.
So for the latest feather in the man-of-the-moment’s hat, Flume has announced he’s about to set off on his first ever headline Australian tour. Called the ‘Infinity Prism Tour’, Flume’s big spin of the country isn’t doing things by halves: he’s playing to massive venues like Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion and Melbourne’s Festival Hall. So what is the infinity prism? The official word is that it’s a device that “references the kaleidoscopic imagery of his album cover in a live context by way of a hexagonal infinity mirror embedded with LED lights, that will feature in both the live show and also forthcoming trilogy of video clips”. Wow.
Along for the ride is local crooner and Left Alone collaborator Chet Faker for support, who’s got his breakthrough Thinking in Textures EP to show off as well as his work with Flume. Tickets go on sale Friday March 1 at 10am – we’d advise getting in quick.
In October 2012, just as the Flume phenomenon was gathering speed, inthemix found out how he was feeling about it all. “Seeing the audience at Splendour  – simply because of the sheer size of it – it was like a confirmation that what I’m doing, that people are actually into it,” he said. “Because I’ll put out a song and it will get 70,000 plays, but to actually see that many people in front of me and getting into it is like a physical recognition that this actually is happening – seeing it is believing it. I hear all these statistics but to actually see a crowd in front of me knowing all the songs was pretty mind-blowing.”
Flume headline tour dates:
Tuesday 30 April – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (all ages)
Thursday 2 May – Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC (all ages)
Tuesday 7 May – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD (all ages)
Wednesday 8 May – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA (all ages)
Sunday 12 May – Metro City, Perth WA (18+)