Nina Simone's Daughter – Lisa Simone – Is Touring Australia This Month

Nina Simone's Daughter – Lisa Simone – Is Touring Australia This Month

Lisa Simone
Lisa Simone. Photo by YOHAN BONNET/AFP via Getty Images.

Lisa Simonethe legendary Nina Simone’s award-winning daughter – is touching down in Australia in March for a run of shows, kicking off at Sydney’s ornate State Theatre on March 27th

The upcoming tour is in support of Lisa Simone’s new album, In Need Of Love; described by the artist herself as: “My gift to a world ‘in need of love’. I want others to know, if I can reach this place of peace and joy within, at this stage in my life, we all can!”

Lisa Simone | “Right Now”

Growing up, Lisa Simone’s was childhood marked by emotional distress. By the age of seven, she had already knowing thirteen nannies and suffered deep-seated separation anxiety from her mother’s heavy touring schedule; not to mention the grief of  Nina Simone’s tragic passing in 2003 when she lost her battle with breast cancer. 

Yet, with strength and compassionate determination, Lisa has dedicated herself to a patient journey of rebuilding and emboldening; one that has inspired her bright and joyful third album, In Need Of Love – a work of honest exploration that confronts some of her most personal battles with a message of positivity, encouraging others to take similar steps in their own lives to reach a “place of peace and joy.” 

Also, an accomplished movie producer, Lisa Simone founded, executive produced and appeared in the multi-award winning NETFLIX documentary on Nina Simone, What Happened, Miss Simone?. Watch the trailer below:

What Happened, Miss Simone? | [Netflix Trailer] 

Lisa Simone’s incredible new album, In Need Of Love is an outstanding melt of jazz, soul, gospel, blues, and reggae, written and composed alongside her long-time musical companion, Hervé Samb – a free spirit of the Parisian jazz scene. In Need Of Love was recorded at the La Fabrique studio in Paris a testimony to sadness too long repressed. Check it out here

Lisa Simone | The recording of In Need Of Love 

“ (Lisa Simone) faces the heavy artistic legacy that her mother left her and carries on in her way. ‘I don’t have my mother’s hands, nor do I have her voice / I don’t play piano, nor do I fight for civil rights the same way she did,’ she bravely sings, to a legacy that will make you shiver. And it’s this wisdom acquired through willpower, this boldness in facing her past - without rage or sadness - that bring us the extra soul, depth and love we so needed.”

Don’t miss the chance to see this awe-inspiring performer live in concert on her upcoming Australian tour this March! Dates below:


March 27th, Sydney

Sydney State Theatre Sydney


March 29th, Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne Hamer Hall


March 31st, Brisbane

Qpac Brisbane Concert Hall


Listen to In Need Of Love on Spotify:

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