Pete Murray is back with his first Australian tour in over two years to support the release of his brand spanking new album "Blue Sky Blue".

"The Free Tour" will feature Pete's hits, some new songs, a new band and sees him returning to the venues where many of his loyal fans experienced his early dynamic live shows.

Tickets for all shows will go on sale at 9am on Friday, September 2nd - the same day Pete's new album lands in stores across the country. The highly anticipated album "Blue Sky Blue" features the first single from the album "Always A Winner" which embraces his exciting new sound, inspired by new chapters in his personal life.

Hitting top 5 in the airplay charts immediately around Australia, the single reflects a conscious change in the recording approach with a new team of musicians and working with U.S. producer Tom Rothrock (Beck, Foo Fighters, Elliott Smith).

"The Free Tour" takes its name from the new single that landed this week - "Free", a song about breaking loose from the shackles and a perfect title for a tour that comes after such a long break from Australian gigging.

"I'm really looking forward to finally getting back out on the road and playing these shows", explains Pete. "The new album took longer to write and record than anything I've done since "Feeler" so I'm really looking forward to playing some of these songs to people. Plus it's time to continue my quest to try to find the perfect truck stop burger!"

Pete recently returned home after a massive sold out tour of Brazil where he made the beautiful video for "Free".

"There was something about the liberating energy of that country which felt like a great fit for this song", explains Murray. "We shot the film clip as the tour happened over there so hopefully when people watch it they'll get a sense of what it was like to be playing shows in such an amazing place."

"Blue Sky Blue" is Pete Murray's fourth studio album; his three previous releases having sold over a million copies in Australia and the listeners of Triple J recently voted his classic "Feeler" in the top 100 Aussie albums of all time.

The "Free" Tour dates and venues:

Wed 5th Oct - The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide

Fri 7th Oct - Astor Theatre, Perth

Fri 14th Oct - Metro Theatre, Sydney

Sat 15th Oct - Waves @ Towradgi Beach, Towradgi

Sun 16th Oct - New Albury Hotel, Albury

Fri 21st Oct - The Hifi, Melbourne

Sat 22nd Oct - The Pier, Frankston

Sun 23rd Oct - Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree

Wed 26th Oct - A & I Hall, Bangalow

Thu 27th Oct - Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

Fri 28th Oct - Eatons Hotel, North Brisbane

Sat 29th Oct - The Hifi, Brisbane

Sun 30th - Caloundra RSL, Caloundra

Thu 3rd Nov - Penrith Panthers, Penrith

Fri 4th Nov - Newcastle Panthers, Newcastle

Sat 5th Nov - Hornsby RSL, Hornsby

Sun 6th Nov - Mingara Recreational Club, Mingara

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