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Iron & Wine announces two Melbourne Recital Centre performances in May!

Melbourne Recital Centre is proud to announce Sam Beam aka Iron & Wine, is bringing his soul-infused folk rock to the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall on Wednesday 23 May for two shows (6:30pm and 9:30pm show) with his full band.

Over the course of six studio albums, numerous EPs and singles, Iron & Wine has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with distinctly cinematic songs. With a live band featuring acoustic guitars, percussion, keys, cello, and bass, Iron & Wine’s music has been compared to that of Nick Drake, Jackson Browne, Elliott Smith and Neil Young.

More than 15 years after his bedroom folk breakthrough The Creek Drank the Cradle and his scene-stealing cover of ‘Such Great Heights’ in Garden State, Sam Beam will now lead a full band as Iron & Wine, taking to the stage for an expansive journey through his rustic masterpiece The Shepherd’s Dog, the chart-topping Kiss Each Other Clean, R&B inflected Ghost on Ghost and 2017’s reflective Grammy-nominated album Beast Epic.

From haunting, stripped-back performances alongside Glen Hansard to more panoramic collaborations with the likes of the Mariachi-wielding Calexico, Iron & Wine has rewritten his nom de plume as a sonic shape shifter ever-anchored by his signature high tenor voice – handpicked and introduced to millions by Kristen Stewart as the slow-dance soundtrack to Twilight.

The distinctive and melodic folk music of Iron & Wine is not to be missed, live in concert at Melbourne Recital Centre this May.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre by arrangement with Handsome Tours


Wednesday 23 May
Two performances – 6:30pm & 9:30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre

Tickets starting at $69 via or (03) 9699 3333