Teddy Swims Announces Debut Headline Tour Of Australia & New Zealand

5 May 2022 | 2:53 pm | Mallory Arbour

Teddy Swims will make his way to Australia and New Zealand this September for his debut headline tour.

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Rising America artist, Teddy Swims will make his way to Australia and New Zealand this September for his debut headline tour. 

The Atlanta, Georgia singer is set to perform four special headline shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland with his electric live band, Freak Freely.

Famous for his rich baritone, plentiful tattoos, and genre-crossing chameleon sound, Teddy (real name Jaten Dimsdale) has a following of millions. The singer just wrapped a sold-out, 33-date US tour this week, with a 20-date European leg this month.

The numbers speak for themselves: 450 million+ streams globally, over 400 million YouTube views, fans spread right across the globe. His 2020 cover of Shania Twain’s ‘Still The One’ also has earned a staggering 84 million views alone.

Swims’ sound defies categorisation, but it sure puts a smile on your face: from soul to funk, gospel to country to R&B, it all comes back to that incredible voice. You can hear it on his just-released, retro Motown-vibed new single dose, or the viral hit 911, the epic Bed On Fire (viewed over 30 million times on TikTok), his country crossover hit Broke (featuring Grammy nominated superstar Thomas Rhett), tracks such as Love For A Minute, and many more.

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Swims recently joined Mitchell Tenpenny on his latest collaboration, Elephant In The Room.

Tenpenny notes, “Elephant in the Room is about that innate thing in us as humans when we can feel it when someone is watching us. This song is a love story about two people who have this kind of chemistry and energy happening from across the room. And everyone else can feel it too because it’s so powerful.”

The grandson of a Pentecostal preacher, Swims grew up inspired by Al Green and playing football, performing in metal, punk, and hip-hop outfits as a teen. In 2019 while living in Texas, encouraged by his father he started posting covers on YouTube. From Marvin Gaye, The Weeknd, Amy Winehouse, Billie Eilish and more, they were soon watched by millions, Swims’ later signing to Warner Music in 2020. 

2021’s Tough Love EP immediately landed him on playlists, including Spotify’s New Music Friday, Retro Pop and Just Good Music, Amazon’s Platinum Pop and Fresh Pop, plus highlights on Tidal, Apple Music, and Pandora.



Begins: Monday 9 May (11am local time)

Tuesday 13 September
Forum Melbourne | Melbourne, VIC | 18+

Thursday 15 September
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD | 18+

Saturday 17 September
Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW | 18+

Tuesday 20 September
Powerstation | Auckland, NZ | 18+

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