Post-disco dynamo Donny Benét will play three shows on the East Coast in October, to celebrate the release of his 2020 album Mr Experience.
Benét will kick off proceedings with a show at The Zoo in Brisbane on 4th October. He’ll then make his way down the coast for a show at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on 10th October. On 24th October, he will round out the mini-tour with a gig at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne.
Donny Benét – real name Ben Waples – took to social media today to make the announcement.
— Donny Benét (@DonnyBenet) June 24, 2020
Benét released his fifth studio album, Mr Experience, in May. He had initially planned to play shows at the aforementioned venues in June to celebrate its release. However, Benét was forced to cancel these shows in compliance with the Australian government’s restrictions on live music.
In addition to his rescheduled Australian tour, Benét has announced new dates for his upcoming tour of Europe and the UK.
Mr Experience has garnered attention from fans and critics alike. It became Benét’s first album to make the ARIA album charts, peaking at #26.
The album featured previously released singles ‘Second Dinner’, ‘Girl of My Dreams’ and ‘Mr Experience’.
Donny Benét has earned a cult following since beginning his recording career in 2011. He made headlines locally this year after The Weeknd named Benét’s music as an influence on his latest album.
Benét’s track ‘Konichiwa’ appeared on a playlist of songs that The Weekend said helped inspire his latest record, After Hours. ‘Konichiwa’ first appeared on Benét’s fourth album, The Don, which was released in 2018.
Donny Benét appeared on the playlist alongside the likes of Hall & Oates, Eddie Murphy and Elton John.
Check out ‘Girl Of My Dreams’ by Donny Benét:
Donny Benét Mr Experience Tour
Sunday, October 4th
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, October 10th
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, October 24th
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
To purchase tickets to any of Donny Benét’s upcoming shows, head to his website.