Tash Sultana announces she’s wrapping up her solo career

“I am wrapping up my career as a solo performer in the next coming months. My final Australian and New Zealand shows are coming up and are on sale now, one Melbourne show left to go and then I’ll be closing this wonderful chapter,” Tash Sultana announced a few hours ago on Instagram. 

Exactly what that means will remain to be seen; though at first glance it seems Tash will be moving on to working with a band in the future.

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Photo: Brooke Tunbridge

The announcement from Tash Sultana has seemingly come out of nowhere, the Australian multi-instrumentalist remaining as prolific as ever in recent months.

A coveted ARIA Award for her album Flow State and a performance at the iconic outdoor Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado in September, after more than 50 shows in 2019, are among the highlights of her career to date.

Tash Sultana had also announced a couple of intimate shows for later in the year at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre this November and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre in December.

“After the last few years touring overseas, I really wanted to come back and do some smaller stripped back intimate shows,” Tash explained of the upcoming dates.

Of course, fans started to freak out, posting mourning messages and chaotic emojis all over the internet. But Tash Sultana quickly cleared up the situation:

“When I said I’m wrapping up my SOLO career some people got confused. I’m not quitting, I ain’t a quitter. I am just taking on a different project for my second album and it’s time to share the stage with other people. It’s a lot to carry up there all on my own sometimes and I want to expand and grow. I simply just don’t have enough arms and legs to be able to play my new songs alone. Why not try it all, That’s all.”