Vance Joy shot to prominence with the breakthrough single Riptide and he has just carried on from there. The track came out in 2014 and made him a star overnight. Joy’s star has been on the rise ever since and with the kind of music he is coming out with, there is no limit to the heights he can reach.
Interestingly enough, there came a time in his life when he almost became a football player. He was a more than decent player and while he was in love with music, his passion for football was quite strong too. In the end the pull of music was just too strong to resist and he became a musician. Now the Australian has a packed schedule to deal with this year. This is exactly how he likes it too. If you want to join him on the ride when he hits the road, then book your Vance Joy tickets at the earliest.
A Stunning Start
Vance Joy grew up in Melbourne, Australia and was a very good football player. He was represented the Coburg Football Club and managed to win the award for the best first year in 2008. He soon however gave up football and decided to focus on music. Joy came out with the single From Afar in January of 2013.
On March 22, 2013, Vance Joy released his first extended play titled “Gold Loves You When You’re Dancing.” The EP was nominated for ARIA Music Awards in two categories. The extended play contained the single Riptide that went on to become the longest charting song on ARIA Chart history. The track peaked at the sixth spot on the ARIA Singles Chart and went three times platinum in Australia.
Riptide climbed to the seventh spot on the US Adult Top 40, to the number one position on the US Alternative Songs and the US Rock Airplay charts both. The song also charted in countries like the UK, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and Sweden. Riptide was certified four times platinum in the US, twice platinum in the UK and six times platinum in Canada.
The Debut Studio Album
In July of 2014, Joy announced that his debut studio album will be titled “Dream Your Life Away.” The record hit the stores in Australia on September 5, 2014 and in the rest of the world on September 9, 2014. It received three stars out of five from AllMusic whereas Rolling Stone Australia gave it four stars out of five.
The album also peaked at the fifth spot on the US Top Rock Albums chart and climbed to the second position on the US Top Alternative Albums chart. The record also went to the number one position in Australia while charting in multiple other countries too. Dream Your Life Away was certified platinum in the US, Canada and Australia. In the UK, it went silver.
Vance Joy Tour Tickets
Vance Joy’s next album is titled “Nation of Two” and it is scheduled to come out very soon. He has already won three APRA Music Awards, one ARIA Music Award and two Independent Music Awards. It is only a matter of time before he adds more prestigious awards to that list.
Vance Joy has a very busy year ahead of him. Not only will he release his second studio album soon, but he will also perform at festivals like Coachella, the Shaky Knees Music Festival and the Firefly Music Festival. He might announce a tour or two as well. This is your chance to see what makes him such a special talent. All you have to do is grab your Vance Joy tour tickets to see him in his element, live.