THE golden-voiced Norah Jones will return to Australia for her first tour in six years in April next year.
The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician has booked theatre shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart in addition to performing at the annual Bluesfest in Byron Bay.
It has been 16 years since Jones landed at the top of the charts with her debut solo album Come Away With Me that sold one million copies in Australia alone.
Since then, Jones is estimated to have sold more than 50 million records over her solo career.
She released her sixth record Day Breaks in 2016 which was heralded as a return to the singular form of her debut.
But this year decided she switch to releasing singles, uploading four new songs in the past five months as she completed writing collaborations with other artists including Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
Their latest composition Wintertime was released for free over the weekend.
Jones told ew.com she wasn’t into the “push” required to release a full-length record anymore.
“It’s easy when you get into a record cycle to lose that a little bit … the magic of the song starts to dissipate,” she said.
“Waiting around, getting artwork together … it’s like, let’s just put out the important part and move on.”
Jones has never been fond of playing the pop star game or embarking on long world tours.
She will kick off her Australian tour at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on April 12, then head to the State Theatre in Sydney on April 14 and Federation Concert Hall in Hobart on April 17 before heading to Byron Bay on April 19 for the 30th anniversary celebrations of Bluesfest.
A Frontier Touring pre-sale kicks off on Monday with general tickets available from November 29 at 10am.