Vance Joy wrapped up the last show in his Fire and The Flood tour in Brisbane last night at Riverstage, that went off like the firework ending, rounding off a sold out leg in Australia.

Speaking to Kate from Global Surf Sounds before the show, Vance said he was a little nervous to be performing in front of the some 7000 strong crowd, the biggest of his tour so far. The nerves didn’t show though, as he took to the stage and entertained the crowd.

Playing songs from his debut album Dream Your Life Away, which debuted at #1 on the local ARIA Album Chart and in the Top 20 in the US, Vance had the audience captured, with the vibe from the natural amphitheatre that is Riverstage adding to the atmosphere. His singles ‘Mess Is Mine’ and ‘Georgia’ were highlights, and when he broke into a version of Paul Simon’s ‘You can call me’ mixed with Omi ‘Cheerleader’ the fans loved it.

Probably the most impressive though was Vance’s seminal single ‘Riptide. The song is the current record holder for the longest standing single in the Top 100 of the ARIA Singles Chart locally and in the US became the second longest charting single in history with 43 weeks in the top 100. It is six times Platinum in Australia, three times Platinum in the US and five times Platinum in Canada.

Following a remarkable few years for the Melbourne artist Vance’s Fire and the Flood Tour completely sold out in Australia, with fans enjoying shows at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Sydney’s Opera House and Riverstage in Brisbane.

Australian music legend Paul Kelly and talented local artist Emma Louise graced the stage with Vance in Sydney, with the Sydney Opera House as the backdrop.

The Brisbane Riverstage show last night was the biggest headline crowd ever, wrapping up what has been a huge three year touring schedule for Vance, which included the main support spot on the Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour.

The Fire and the Flood Tour notched up a total of 59 shows across the USA, Canada and Australia. All of the 59 shows completely sold out with over 150,000 tickets moved across the entire tour. The success of the Fire and the Flood Tour was highlighted when Pollstar recently revealed the tour has been ranked at #54 of the Top 100 Tours of 2016.

This just proves the Melbourne artist has certainly made his mark globally.

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Kate Webster is a travel journalist - travel writer and photographer who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits. Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate's inspiration behind her writing and photography. A passion of the ocean has lead Kate to be a part of Global Surf Sounds, as she continues to mix her love of travel and writing to now include surfing. When she’s not bouncing around the world on ramshackle buses, overcrowded trains, or on the back of a rickshaw, you can find her based in Sydney or the Gold Coast, Australia eagerly planning her next adventure.

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