Tinpan Orange take to the Hawthorn Arts Centre stage following global tour

One of Australia’s most loved brother-sister outfits, Tinpan Orange, have returned from a global tour and will take to the stage at Hawthorn Arts Centre on Friday 23 February. The ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz is at the helm, joined by her brother, guitarist Jesse Lubitz and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy.

Tinpan Orange’s heavily stylised dark-folk-country music combines the highest levels of song-craft with an aching, sweeping romanticism.

The band returns home to Melbourne for their first performance after launching the new single Wanderers, while writing and recording new works throughout 2017 and touring globally. Audiences can expect classics from their critically acclaimed albums, Over The Sun (2012), Love is a Dog (2016), as well some new tracks.

This stunning live performance kicks off Hawthorn Arts Centre’s impressive 2018 season. The night promises to deliver an evening of beautiful music like no other.

Guitarist Jesse Lubitz said: “We are really excited to bring our latest show to Hawthorn Arts Centre. This will be the first Melbourne show since our European and Australian single tour, and we will be playing our new single Wanderers as well as trying out some new songs we’ve been working on.”

The hugely successful Over The Sun album saw the band win Triple J Unearthed 2013 with their catchy folk-pop single Barcelona. The band received further mainstream attention after Emily’s voice was used on the famous Metro advertisement and one of the greatest viral sensations, Dumb Ways to Die (2013).

Having shared the stage with Martha Wainright, The Cat Empire, The Waifs, Jen Cloher and Husky, as well as playing some of the world’s biggest music festivals nationally and abroad including WOMAD, Laneway Festival, and Calgary Folk Festival, Tinpan Orange’s music has a growing international fanbase.

“Melbourne trio keep the guttering folk-pop flame alight”Rolling Stones Australia

“The mesmerising, breathy warble helming the Melbourne three-piece’s folk-tinged escapades is the star of
their fifth album, but there’s some earthy substance beneath the glossy surface”The Music

Hawthorn Arts Centre presents an exciting and varied arts program and is home to performance, exhibition, workshop and events spaces. Visitors can enjoy refreshments at the Events Bar or explore Hawthorn and discover the area’s culinary delights.


Tinpan Orange: In Concert
Hawthorn Arts Centre
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Friday 23 February, 8pm
Tickets: $36 / $30 concession