Dylan Holton’s “Tour of Sunshine” has come to an end! On January 31st, 2016, Holton flew from his small town of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada, and made his way down under to the South Pacific Islands based out of Sydney, Australia to headline his original show “Jar of Sunshine” for thousands of people each cruise! Holton has had an incredible experience and marks this as one of the most memorable times in his career.
“Before coming to Australia, I really didn’t know how people would react to my original songs or the twists I put on the cover songs I end up performing”, Holton says. “But to be honest, I never could have imagined the amazing support and response from people cruise to cruise.
Holton continues to express his appreciation for his Australian fans from coast to coast.
“I’d like to say I made a lot of new fans this time around, but it feels more like I’ve made a lot of new friends. Australians truly make you feel at home and consider you family first, and friends second. I’ve had so many personal notes handwritten to me after performances expressing their thanks and even had one amazing family give me a brand new guitar! Thanks to each and everyone of you for showing your love for my performances and my music.”
After sharing his latest release “Jar of Sunshine”, he sees this latest tour as a major success. Since starting his tour, Holton has had 2 songs featured as Semi-finalists in the worlds biggest songwriting competition called the International Songwriting Contest, in which his first single, “Weight of the World”, made it to the top 15 in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category. He also had his 3rd single, “Yes She Does”, make it to the #3 spot on Canada’s East Coast Count Down. He has already been receiving Australian Radio Play for his release and hopes it continues to spread through the country. What a great start for just a handful of months in Australia.
Holton has been in touch with several different booking agencies throughout Australia who have shown interest in him coming back Down Under. If it works itself out, he hopes he can tour the country in the near future.
“When you see such appreciation for your craft, all you want to do is keep pushing harder than ever. If opportunity presents itself for getting me back here, then I will be back as soon as possible”.