In the last 18 months, Melbourne’s Tash Sultana has toured 20 countries, travelled 414,187 kilometres, and even made music history in London – all before the release of a debut album.
The next leg of the self-taught multi-instrumentalist’s tour kicks off on Tuesday (July 24) in New Zealand. Her schedule has her continuing to travel the globe until November 2019 with what’s expected to be one the most exciting LPs to come out of Australia, the yet-to-be-released Flow State (out August 31).
From bedroom videos and street busking, to the world stage at festivals like Austin City Limits, Appletree Garden, and Coachella, and on US sign-post slots like NPR, and Late Night With Seth Meyers, Tash Sultana is one of Australia’s proudest exports.
Not only is she pulling unparalleled live numbers, both at home and overseas, she’s still riding the wave of her Notion EP, which took out three spots on the triple j Hottest 100 and grabbed her a Top 10 spot on the ARIA chart.
To better understand just how mind-boggling her achievements are from the last 18 months alone, we’ve put together a few statistics from her Notion World Tour, featuring the number of days she’s spent travelling, the number of crew members she has, the percentage of her life that’s been spent on tour, and more.
20 mind-boggling statistics from Tash Sultana’s world tour
20 countries visited, including United States, Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Italy and United Kingdom.
15,000 tickets in London sold at Brixton Academy. Fun fact: Tash Sultana is the first artist in world to sell out three dates at Brixton without an album released.
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12,500 tickets sold in Amsterdam
12,000 tickets in Cologne, in Western Germany
12,000 tickets sold in Berlin
5,000 tickets sold in Zurich
3,000 tickets sold in Milan
55,000 tickets sold in Europe this September
7,400 tickets sold at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena last December, the venue’s biggest-ever attendance record for a local or international act.
6,500 tickets sold in Toronto for this August
5,000 tickets sold at Shrine Auditorium in LA
200M Spotify streams off her Notion EP
245 shows in the past 18 months
414, 187 kilometres travelled in the past 18 months
257, 376 miles travelled in the past 18 months
972 days spent travelling
8.34% of Tash Sultana’s life so far has been spent on this world tour
1.1, the number of trips to the moon Tash could have taken with the distance she travelled
8.8, the number of times Tash could have circled the Earth with the distance she travelled
10 crew members