Acclaimed Sydney-based singer songwriter Lanie Lane is drawing the curtains on her music and touring career. In news that will no doubt shock her fans across the country this afternoon, Lanie confirmed via statement that the incredible amount of work involved, the countless hours on the road and a loss of appetite for the success have contributed to the decision.
“The uprooted-ness of the rock n roll lifestyle is no longer for me and the ambition (which I believe is a pre-requisite to success in the music industry) of cultivating fame or attention has completely left me now,” Lanie said in the statement. “At times, I have found the constant pressure that a touring & recording artist requires to be accustomed to, unbearable. I utterly respect those who can withstand the pressures of a life constantly on the road and with the expectations for continued success. I personally found myself not liking who I was becoming under stress and difficult circumstances. It felt like a lot of the time I was either depressed or anxious, so I’ve begun to change the circumstances of my life to be back in the flow again.
“My love of creating, writing & playing music is definitely not in question here. These aspects are the true joy of music for me. I will always sing when the time is right, but never in a way that puts any strain on my mind/body/spirit or creative flow. I’m a much happier and peaceful person when I live simply.”
To celebrate what is (for now) the end of an era, Lanie will play four headline shows, in addition to her appearance at the West Coast Blues & Roots Festival.
“I’m very much looking forward to playing the shows which remain in the calendar and I hope to perform some select shows in the future – the occasional festival or intimate house/garden concerts for fans. I do not plan on any further heavy venue touring, so I encourage my beautiful fans to come to along these upcoming shows.
“I thank from the bottom of my heart Winterman & Goldstein Management, Ivy League Records, The Harbour Agency, and Mushroom Group. You’re all incredibly hard working people and I salute your dedication to promoting Australian music!”
Tickets for all shows are on sale now.
February 07 : Narooma (Quarter Deck Cafe)
February 19 : Melbourne (The Gasometer)
April 11 : Katoomba (Hydro Majestic)
April 18 : Cairns (Tanks Arts Centre)