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Singer/songwriter Bastian Baker returned to the United States this week to promote his recently released self–titled fourth studio/American debut album. After a successful run across North America as the acoustic opening act on Shania Twain’s Now world tour, he received a warm welcome back with media praising his latest work “an album that promises to be one of the biggest breakouts of the year” (Popdust) and Rolling Stone dubbing him an “artist you need to know.”

This week the “hot Swiss singer-songwriter with a country twang” (People) stopped by Entertainment Tonight’s “ET Live” and People Now to chat about the album’s success, traveling the globe with the reigning “Queen of Country Pop,” what’s to come in 2019 and his sixth language: Shakira. The Shania Now tour will resume November 30 in Australia and wrap December 22 in New Zealand.

Watch Bastian Baker on ET Live here.
Watch Bastian Baker on People Now here.

The platinum-selling recording artist’s “charmingly soulful vocals” (Rolling Stone) have scored him MTV Europe Music Awards, World Music Awards, Swiss Oscars and more. Last night, he set his sights on new territory attending his first award show in the United States at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards in Nashville. Bastian chatted with Billboard on the red carpet about being the first Swiss to attend the star-studded event. Donned in Hugo Boss, Bastian earned "Best Dressed" nods from USA Today and more.

Watch Bastian Baker chat with Kellie Picker & Ben Aaron here.

Influenced by the 850 shows he’s played in over 40 countries in the last seven years, his new album “plays with genre, refusing to get pinned down to a singular aesthetic, and yet still feels unified.” (Popdust) Bastian Baker staked its claim at No. 1 in Switzerland, No. 2 in Belgium and No. 3 in Germany. The genre-defying project was brought to life by producers and songwriters around the globe including GRAMMY Award-winner Jacquire King (Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, Kings of Leon, Bon Jovi). Bastian has penned a catalog of over 60 songs while in Nashville and holds a co-writing credit on each track of the new album.

Sounds Like Nashville hails “Switzerland may be neutral but one of their most talented exports is about to invade America.” Bastian Baker has taken Europe by storm with his chart-topping, platinum-selling albums, sold out arenas around the world with the likes of Elton John, Bryan Adams, Boy George and more, scored numerous music awards and serves as a Brand Ambassador for esteemed brands Hugo Boss, Omega, Audi and Harley Davidson. The only thing missing from his career dance card was the United States… until now. Before embarking on a music career, Baker was a third-generation professional hockey player from Switzerland. After trading in his hockey stick for a guitar, Baker made his first professional appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival after an invite from its founder, Claude Nobs. Yes, ‘Funky Claude’ referenced in Deep Purple’s “Smoke On the Water.” It’s clear that “Bastian Baker wears many hats” (Harper’s Bazaar) – he’s been featured as a competitor on Dancing With The Stars (France), a guest coach on The Voice (Belgium) and can now be found traveling the globe alongside Shania Twain after accepting her invite to join her on her current Now world tour. Praised for being “born for the arena,” (Popdust) Bastian has been named “one to watch” by Rolling Stone, Young Hollywood, Sounds Like Nashville and Taste of Country. His fourth studio album and American debut, Bastian Baker released on October 26. With his talent, undeniable charm and captivating charisma, there’s no doubt of this bona fide trailblazer succeeding on his journey to worldwide superstardom.

November 30 – Perth Arena – Perth, Australia
December 2 – Botanic Park – Adelaide, Australia
December 5 - Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia
December 6 – Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Austraia
December 8 – Hope Estate – Hunter Valley, Australia
December 11 – Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne, Australia
December 12 – Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne, Australia
December 14 – Qudos Bank Arena – Sydney, Australia
December 15 – Qudos Bank Arena – Sydney, Australia
December 18 – Spark Arena – Auckland, New Zealand
December 19 – Spark Arena – Auckland, New Zealand
December 22 – Forsyth Barr Stadium – Dunedin, New Zealand

For more information, visit BastianBaker.com. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

 Photo credit: Jamie Schramm / CMA

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