Gallery: Vance Joy Takes First Ave

Multi-platinum Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy performs last Thursday at First Avenue, a stop along his sold-out “Lay It On Me” world tour.

Will Tooke

Multi-platinum Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy performs last Thursday at First Avenue, a stop along his sold-out “Lay It On Me” world tour.

Multi-platinum Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy performed last Thursday at First Avenue, a stop along his sold-out “Lay It On Me” world tour. 

Joy’s single, “Lay It On Me” marks his first release since the successful album dream your life away, which recently surpassed one million in consumption in the US, and featured “fire and the flood,” the platinum song “Mess Is Mine,” and the 4x platinum “Riptide.” 

Based on the success of those songs, Vance Joy was the #1 Most Played Artist at Alternative radio in 2015, the same year he served as direct support on Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour. 

Opening for Vance Joy was Chappell Roan, a young singer/songwriter from Missouri who plays the piano and pens lyrics about loss, love, and heartbreak. 

Following Roan was Gold Coast born and bred, the musically contemplative and soulfully brooding Amy Shark.