Swedish songwriter Kristian Matsson towers above his contemporaries as one of today’s most humbling and evocative songwriters. Known to the world as The Tallest Man On Earth, he takes the modest folk tradition of Dylan and Guthrie as groundwork and builds upon it an intricate, personal mythology: dense stories gleaned from history, narrative and lived experience.
This will mark Matsson’s first visit to Australia since 2013, when he sold out the Sydney Opera House and gracefully plucked heartstrings nationwide with his intimate solo show. Here he returns with a stunning five-piece band, offering a richer and more resonant side of his songcraft than ever witnessed before.
Shouldering universal acclaim from his 2015 album Dark Bird Is Home, The Tallest Man On Earth promises to make his presence felt through fans’ every hair and fibre when he brings his soul-searching live show to QPAC this December.
“A performance worthy of his stage name.” NPR
“The Tallest Man on Earth has reached a new pinnacle.” Pop Matters
“A tall order of a live show.” The Village Voice
“The bleeding edge between performer and audience is where he lives ... we were right there with him.” The Music
“The songs are just sublime.” triple j
Support Act: Gordi
The Tallest Man on Earth is an all ages event.
8:50pm The Tallest Man on Earth
Connecting safely at QPAC
Depending on current Queensland Health guidelines QPAC’s theatre capacities may vary and there may be patrons occupying the seats directly beside, behind or in front of you during a performance. Masks are mandatory for all patrons until otherwise advised. Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.
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Presented by QPAC in association with Handsome Tours