Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) Announces Extensive World Tour and Shares New “Sanity” Video

Today, Nick Murphy announces details for a massive international tour supporting his recently announced sophomore full length album Run Fast Sleep Naked (Downtown Records / Future Classic / Opulent). He is set to headline over 40 shows on three continents throughout 2019–see full tour routing below. Tickets for most of the North America, Europe and the UK will go on sale this Friday, March 15 and tickets for the Australian shows are available now via

Murphy has also released a new video featuring live footage filmed during his fall 2017 European tour. Directed by Oscar Zabala, the footage is set to “Sanity”–the lead single from the new album that has been added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in 33 countries–and can be seen here:

Out April 26, Run Fast Sleep Naked is Murphy’s first full length release since his widely praised 2014 debut Built on Glass (released as Chet Faker) and was co-produced with Dave Harrington. Soulful lead single “Sanity” was written at Rick Rubin´s Shangri-La studio and brings bright piano melodies, off-kilter beats, and radiant synth lines to his unflinchingly self-aware lyrics. Watch the official video, directed by BabyBaby and filmed in the Canary Islands, here:

To make Run Fast Sleep Naked, Murphy spent four years traveling the world solo with a microphone in his suitcase, recording his vocal tracks in whichever spaces and environments most inspired him. During that time, he immersed himself in intense self-examination, a process aided by his reading of Joseph Campbell’s theories of the artist’s shaman-like role in modern society. With its penetrating songwriting and kaleidoscopic palette, Run Fast Sleep Naked is a hypnotically candid document of that searching, an album equally informed by constant questioning and steadily arriving at fragments of truth.

Although Murphy captured his vocal performances in spaces across the globe—including his grandmother’s living room, a studio in Tokyo, a vacation rental he shared with his family in New Zealand, and his own New York City apartment—the musical component to Run Fast Sleep Naked was mainly recorded at Figure 8 in Brooklyn. And in sculpting the album’s shapeshifting sound, Murphy enlisted over 15 musicians and a full orchestra, embedding each song with unexpected textures and wildly varied tones.

In bringing Run Fast Sleep Naked to life, Murphy rigorously questioned his own motivations for making music and his fundamental intentions as an artist. He discovered a new touchstone for his creative output: music that empowers and elevates each listener to a more exalted version of themselves, and ultimately undoes a certain emotional suppression imposed from the outside world.

Run Fast Sleep Naked is the latest in a series of widely acclaimed releases from the singer / producer / multi-instrumentalist, including Built on Glass—a platinum-selling effort that won him seven ARIA Music Awards including Best Male Artist and Producer of the Year, and lead to him playing sold out shows on five continents; appearing at major international festivals includingCoachella and Glastonbury; performing on television internationally includingThe Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!; and seeing his music videos receive hundreds of millions of views, including over 180 million views alone for his MTV VMA-nominated video for “Gold,” directed by Hiro Murai(Atlanta).

Run Fast Sleep Naked is available for Pre-Order / Pre-Save here:


Apr 26 Wayville, Australia – Groovin The Moo Festival

Apr 27 Maitland, Australia – Groovin The Moo Festival

Apr 28 Canberra, Australia – Groovin The Moo Festival

May 01 Melbourne, Australia – The Forum

May 04 Bendigo, Australia – Groovin The Moo Festival

May 05 Townsville, Australia – Groovin The Moo Festival

May 08 Brisbane, Australia – The Tivoli

May 11 Bunbury, Australia – Groovin The Moo Festival

May 14 Sydney, Australia – The Enmore

May 18 Darwin, Australia – Bass in the Grass Festival

May 29 Chicago, IL – Metro

May 31 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Jun 01 Winnipeg, MN – The Garrick

Jun 04 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall

Jun 06 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre

Jun 09 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

Jun 11 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

Jun 12 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater

Jun 14 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Jun 18 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Jun 20 Ogden, UT – Ogden Twilight

Jun 21 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

Jun 30 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

Jul 05 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

Jul 06 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Jul 10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Jul 12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Oct 01 Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseu

Oct 02 Porto, Portugal – Coliseu

Oct 04 Madrid, Spain – Sala Riviera

Oct 05 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo 1

Oct 07 Turin, Italy – Teatro Concordia

Oct 09 Munich, Germany – Tonhalle

Oct 10 Zurich, Switzerland – X-tra

Oct 12 Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Velky Sal

Oct 13 Warsaw, Poland – Stodola

Oct 15 Berlin, Germany – Tempdrom

Oct 17 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso ‘ADE Presents’

Oct 18 Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp

Oct 20 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique

Oct 21 Paris, France – La Cigale

Oct 22 London, UK – Brixton Academy

Oct 24 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall

Oct 25 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia

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