Global indie-folk superstar returns for debut
Sydney – Globally renowned indie-folk troubadour Mike Rosenberg – a.k.a Passenger – returns to the Opera House this October for his Concert Hall debut. Last performing in the Studio in 2010, the Brighton-born singer-songwriter will play beloved hits like ‘Let Her Go’ and ‘Holes’.
A prolific songwriter, Rosenberg has created fifteen dazzling studio releases since 2007 and attracts over 16 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with Sydney holding the second-highest listenership globally. His work has been streamed more than seven billion times globally with the breakthrough song ‘Let Her Go’ still the second most Shazamed song of all time.
Rosenberg first travelled to Australia in 2009 where he busked and performed across the country, spending hundreds of hours connecting with audiences one by one. Sydney holds a special place in the musician’s heart, having written and recorded the seminal, chart-topping album All the Little Lights in the city’s Linear Studios in 2011.
New and loyal audiences will be serenaded by an array of songs from his extensive back catalogue now infused with over a decade of adventure, heartbreak and wisdom.
Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Music, Ben Marshall says: “Passenger’s entire career is infused with the warmth and spirit of his early years spent busking right here in Sydney and, despite his meteoric rise to stardom, he continues to capture the sweet intimacy of a small-room performance on the world’s most famous stages. Friendship and sharing in the love of music-making are at the heart of his work, and both are embodied in his dear friend Ed Sheeran – his collaborator and touring buddy since teenagerhood – and now both buskers turned superstars. Come see Passenger flood the Concert Hall with music and joy in his Sydney Opera House headline debut.”
WHEN: 8pm Monday 21 October 2024
WHERE: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
TICKETS: From $99 + booking fee // sydneyoperahouse.com // +61 2 9250 7777
Insiders pre-sale: 9am Tuesday 13 February 2024
What’s On pre-sale: 10am Wednesday 14 February 2024
General Public on sale: 10am Friday 16 February 2024
Image: Mike Foy