Second show for Frank Warren’s PostSecret Tour – 17April 2013
SYDNEY: 4th February 2013: Handsome Tours today announced a second show in Sydney with Frank Warren, creator of the PostSecret blog. The second show is part of Warren’s PostSecret tour and will be held on the 17 April, 2013.
PostSecret is the world’s largest advertisement-free blog with more than six million views per month. The community art project allows people to mail their secrets anonymously to Warren on a decorated postcard. More than 500,000 exclusive personal secrets have been sent to his home in recent years – spanning sexual confessions and hidden acts of kindness, to criminal activity and hilarious admissions.
Warren is touring Australia to talk about the global blog phenomenon that PostSecret has become, and the impact it has had on his life. As well as the two Sydney shows, Handsome Tours are hosting talks in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth from 14 – 20 April.
Alex Young from Handsome Tours said Warren’s shows have been a huge success with Australians. “The first Sydney show sold out faster than expected, so it was great that we had the idea of a second one up our sleeve,” she said. “We are really pleased to be able to announce it as Frank has a huge fan base in Australia. We’ve also sold out in Brisbane and there aren’t many tickets left for the Perth and Melbourne shows.”
Warren was listed by Forbes as the fourth most influential person on the internet and his 2012 TED talk about PostSecret ranks as one of the most downloaded talks on the popular site. Warren is also the author of five books including the New York Times number one Best Seller, PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God.
The website has received numerous awards for its community contribution since its inception in 2004. These include a special award from the National Mental Health Association for raising awareness and funds of $1 million USD for suicide prevention organisations, numerous Webby Awards and the 2012 Weblog of the Year at the Annual Weblog Awards.
Warren said: “There are two kinds of secrets, the ones we keep from others and the ones we hide from ourselves. Secrets can feel like walls inside us but if we can find the courage to give them a voice, they can become the bridges connecting us with others and our deepest selves.”
Tickets for all the events are available online at http://handsometours.com
Frank Warren’s PostSecret Australian Tour 2013:
April 14th at Tivoli, Brisbane – SOLD OUT
April 16th at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – SOLD OUT
April 17th at Enmore Theatre, Sydney
April 18th at Hammer Hall, Melbourne
April 20th at Astor, Perth
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Images available online at: http://postsecretpress.com/
About Frank Warren: Frank Warren is a small-business owner who started PostSecret.com as a community art project. Warren lives in Germantown, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.
About Handsome Tours: Handsome Tours is a touring company that aims to bring the finest levels of music discovery and consumption from foreign shores to your door. Bands that they have brought to Australia in their long history include Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, SBTRKT, The Shins, Okkervil River, Beirut, Foster The People, The xx, Interpol, Yeasayer and many more. The Handsome Tours team achieve this under the leadership of directors Dave Chatfield, Colin Daniels, Mathew Everett and Ashley Sellers; who have between them an entire lifetime of experience in the music and touring industry. For more information visit http://handsometours.com/about/