An Anna Calvi Australian Tour 2014 has been announced.

Revealed as part of the Vivid LIVE 2014 lineup this morning, the British guitar-wielding chanteuse has also been confirmed for additional headline sideshows coordinated by Laneway Presents.

The mysterious artist declared by Brian Eno to be “the best thing since Patti Smith,” Anna Calvi will perform in Melbourne on Friday 30th May at the Thornbury Theatre, as well as featuring in the extensive music program on 2014’s Vivid Live at the Sydney Opera House.

Calvi’s rousingly kinetic breakthrough appearance at 2012’s St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, served as an eyebrow-raising introduction to these shores. With an incomparable intensity and originality, she established a throng of fans; the ladies wanted to be her, and the gents wanted to play guitar like her.

Calvi proves herself to be a creature of contrasts throughout her mesmerizing performance. Within seconds, her enigmatic voice can go from towering and grand, to hauntingly incandescent, as her lyrics effortlessly tap into a sonic romanticism that somehow treads boards between stunningly antiquated and fantastically modern.

Teamed with her guitar – a boldly expressive, idiosyncratic creation – she displays dense riffs and ethereal atmospheres nearly simultaneously, which can pull you close before it sends you flying across the room.

Following the October release of her sophomore offering, One Breath, Calvi delivers a bold and confident record that begins an exciting new chapter in this uniquely talented artist’s career. Produced by John Congleton in Blackbox Studios, France and mixed in Dallas, Texas, One Breath was written in a year and recorded over a few intense weeks.

Of the album, Calvi herself says “One Breath is the moment before you’ve got to open yourself up, and it’s about how terrifying that is. It’s scary and it’s thrilling. It’s also full of hope, because whatever has to happen hasn’t happened yet.”

View the details of the Anna Calvi Australian Tour 2014 below.

Anna Calvi Australian Tour 2014

Wednesday 28th May | Sydney Opera House, Opera Theatre

Friday 30th May | Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets: 1300 762 545