After being the youngest person to do a Like A Version, picking up an ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist, and copping praise from Elton John at the age of 14, Ruel is kicking into a huge 2019.

He’s just dropped deets for a national, all ages tour hitting some massive stages up and down the east coast of Australia, a sneaky trip to Tassie, and a couple of festivals along the way.

Kicking off in Brisbane, Ruel’s Painkiller Tour is whipping around some solid venues throughout May, including a show at the Sydney Opera House.

Extremely no big deal, just very casually going to be the youngest solo artist to perform on one of the country’s most iconic stages. Cool cool cool cool cool. No doubt, no doubt.

The sweet bb angel who must be protected at ALL COSTS is currently on a massive tour around the Asia-Pacific region, smashing out shows in Japan, MalasiaSouth KoreaIndonesia, and Hong Kong.

Ruel was the main support for Khalid‘s Aussie tour last November, played Tyler, The Creator‘s Camp Flog Gnaw, smashed a huge set at Falls Fest, and even sold out his first-ever show in New York City late last year, which definitely doesn’t make me feel extremely unaccomplished, no way.

Ruel promises that he’ll be playing some new tracks from his upcoming EP (!!!) as well as ‘yuge hits from his debut EP, Ready. These are going to be some really special shows as Ruel teeters on the edge of seriously blowing up.

Tickets for the shows below are on presale from 4 pm Wednesday, March 27 to 9am Thursday, March 28 over HERE, and will go on general sale from 10am on March 28.

Sunday 5 May
The Tivoli – Brisbane
ALL AGES

Thursday 9 May
Uni Bar – Hobart
ALL AGES

Saturday 11 May
Vanfest – Forbes
16+
TICKETS

Friday 10 May
The Forum – Melbourne
ALL AGES

Thursday 16 May
Sydney Opera House – Sydney 
ALL AGES

Saturday May 18
BASSINTHEGRASS Fest – Darwin
ALL AGES
TICKETS

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