Australia’s up and coming pop star—Ruel—will be touring around his sold-out Australian Painkiller Tour. The ARIA Award-winning artist has sold-out two Syndey Opera House headlining shows within 24 hours on sale. Ruel will be making stops, including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth.
The London-born, Sydney-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has cruised into 2019 with an incredible year in his reflection. From winning the ARIA’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year to cracking gold and platinum status for certified bangers ‘Dazed and Confused’, ‘Don’t Tell Me’ and ‘Younger’ it seems as though there is no stopping this star as he shoots to global acclaim.
2019 is shaping up to be his best yet, kicking off with awe-inspiring performances on the Falls Festival circuit, a sold-out Asia tour and his very-first sell out crowd in the metropolis of New York. With his highly anticipated sophomore EP just around the corner, big things are on the horizon for young talent.
“Painkiller” is the lead single from his forthcoming follow-up EP set for release later this year. His 2018 debut READY introduced the world to then 15-year-old Ruel, now 16, whose songwriting talent, emotive vocal delivery and live performances swiftly captivated a dedicated fan base that has grown exponentially with each song and video release. The videos for standout singles “Younger” and “Not Thinkin’ Bout You” have caught fire, each surpassing over 6 million views, and videos for “Dazed and Confused” and “Don’t Tell Me” each has enjoyed over 4 million views. Additionally his singles “Younger,” “Dazed & Confused,” and “Don’t Tell Me” have all been certified Gold in Australia.
Ruel began playing guitar at the age of 8 and started to write songs of his own, inspired by Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, and James Blake. Drawing from his own experiences as a teenager, Ruel explains “all my songs are about personal experiences. Songwriting helps me get through things, feelings that I don’t understand myself. When I write about something, it helps me figure it out in the process. But I want people of all ages, whether they’re 15 or 50, to be able to relate to my songs.”
In 2018, Ruel became the youngest recipient in history to win the prestigious Aria Award (aka the Australian “Grammys”) for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year.”
In 2019, Ruel continues to break records by becoming the youngest male artist in history to sell out the iconic Sydney Opera House, not once, but twice for his upcoming Painkiller in May. Later this year, Ruel will be joining Shawn Mendes on his 2019 fall Australian and New Zealand tour dates and made a surprise appearance at Coachella performing with SG Lewis.
He also performed at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games and at Tyler, The Creator’s “Camp Flog Gnaw” festival, toured with label mate Khalid in Australia and completed his very own sold out “Ready World Tour” through North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the UK. This spring Ruel is really just getting started.
This is just the beginning of his career.
For more information on Ruel, please visit his website: here.