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Multi-platinum alt-pop sensation Melanie Martinez has announced the Australian legs of her highly anticipated PORTALS Tour. The tour, which kicked off earlier this year, is set to descend head our way starting January 28, 2024, at the iconic Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Fans across Australia can catch her live in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne as she brings her unique blend of music and theatricality to the stage.
Martinez, 28, first captured the public's attention in 2012 with her appearance on the US version of The Voice. Over the past decade, she has cultivated a dedicated fanbase with her quirky aesthetic and innovative music videos. Despite her long-standing presence in the industry, Martinez has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity, particularly on TikTok, where she boasts a staggering eight million followers.
In March, Martinez released her third studio album, titled 'Portals,' which has been met with critical acclaim and fan adoration. However, amidst the excitement of her recent musical endeavours, Martinez dropped a bombshell during a recent interview. She revealed her plans to take a hiatus from music after the promotional cycle and tour for 'Portals' are completed.
During an interview on SiriusXM, Martinez said, "After this leg of the tour, I will be trying to shoot as many [music videos] as possible. Ideally, for me, shooting all 11 of them together in these three months before I go back out on tour would be nice because then I can take time to edit them and roll them out. That’s my plan; I’m hoping to achieve that."
When asked about her hiatus plans, Martinez explained, "After the end of next year will be the time where I’m like, ‘OK, now I’m off cycle again’, and I can just chill and make music and make sculptures and paint and just create, hang out with my dogs."
Martinez embarked on a nationwide US tour, bringing her latest album, 'Portals,' to life in 27 cities starting in Denver, Colorado after her previous K-12 Tour was cut short due to the pandemic in 2020.
As the curtains drew back, Martinez transports the crowd into a fantastical world adorned with an intricate set design featuring a mystical forest complete with moss, mushrooms, vines, and a portal crafted from light and smoke. The ethereal atmosphere of the performance seamlessly transitions into bass-heavy choruses, captivating the crowd who eagerly sang along.
Martinez guides her audience through the diverse sounds of the album, and the stage is transformed from the forest to a river of blood, matching the vibe of the album, characterised by its otherworldly presence and unapologetic oddities.
It should be noted that this artistic evolution is part of a decision to bid farewell to her iconic persona, "Cry Baby," which had been central to her previous albums. In a recent interview with The Julia Show, Martinez discussed her growth as an artist and as a person. She emphasised her transition from childhood themes, explored in her earlier works, to a more mature, relatable, and immersive musical experience. The songs on "Portals" maintain Martinez's signature surrealism while delving into mature themes, offering a unique blend of enchantment and depth.
The music video for new single 'Void' shows Martinez's reputation as a visual storyteller. In the video, Martinez embarks on a surreal journey through various parts of the human body, creating a visually stunning and thought-provoking piece of art. Fans can expect a quirk-level akin to this video as the live show heads to Australia.
Martinez's performances showcase her musical prowess and her ability to command the stage with a seamless blend of captivating lighting, mesmerising dancers, and an evolving sound.
If the current PORTALS Tour is any indication, fans can anticipate a wild yet wonderful ride as Martinez captivates Australian audiences with her enchanting music and evolving artistry. Get your tickets to her upcoming Australian tour here.
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