Due to overwhelming demand, Marlon Williams has announced a third show at Melbourne’s Howler, after selling out the first two shows in just one day. The new show, on Monday 20th August will be Melbournians’ last chance to catch Williams in an intimate setting this year.
Marlon Williams returns with Vampire Again, his first new material since releasing his acclaimed debut album of 2015 via Caroline Australia and touring relentlessly around the world, including performances on CONAN, Later…with Jools Holland, opening for Bruce Springsteen and picking up both an ARIA Award nomination and two New Zealand Music Awards. To celebrate the release of the single, he has also announced three Australian shows, his first headline shows here in nearly two years.
In creating Vampire Again, Williams returned home to Lyttelton, New Zealand to re-engage in the writing process and work again with producer Ben Edwards. Below he discusses the story behind the song. Watch the accompanying video, directed by Williams in collaboration with UK cinematographer Steve Gullick. It’s a tragicomic vignette of a societal outcast – misshapen, uncomfortable, humorous and a little touching.
Following Williams’ recent performances at the Newport Folk Festival and Pickathon, he’ll hit the road throughout the rest of the month supporting City & Colour throughout the US, before playing headline shows in UK/Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, including headline dates in Melbourne and Sydney.
Catch him while you can…