|It’s been a monster year for Birds of Tokyo … an album that’s nearly certified double platinum, multiple APRA Award nominations, a huge showing in triple j’s Hottest 100 and an ARIA Award for Australia’s Best Rock Album.
Now the Birds are bringing it all to a close with the announcement of their last run of local gigs before heading into the studio for the summer.
Birds of Tokyo: Closer will take the band full circle. In an unusual move, rather than playing enormo-domes they will instead return to the rock clubs in which they cut their teeth over the years prior to the release of their current hit album.
“We’ve been lucky to play lots of really big venues and festivals over the last 12 months”, says the group’s frontman, Ian Kenny. “Those shows have all been fun but we’re kinda missing the gigs we used to do where you can get up close to the audience and really see the whites of their eyes. We figured doing a tour of sweaty clubs would just be a fun way to bring this album to a close.”
Hence the name of the tour … Birds of Tokyo: Closer.
The band has recently been working on new songs and they are expected to roadtest a few of them for the first time at these upcoming shows.
The complete dates and venues for Birds of Tokyo: Closer are as follows.
It is important to note that no extra shows will be added to this tour so fans are advised to get in quick.
Birds of Tokyo – September/October 2011 Tour Dates
Tue 6 Sep 2011 – Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD – Buy Tickets
Wed 7 Sep 2011 – Sugarland Tavern, Bundaberg QLD – Buy Tickets
Thu 8 Sep 2011 – Rumours International Convention Centre, Toowoomba QLD – Buy Tickets
Fri 9 Sep 2011 – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta QLD – Buy Tickets
Sat 10 Sep 2011 – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD – Buy Tickets
Sun 11 Sep 2011 – A & I Hall, Bangalow NSW – Buy Tickets
Mon 12 Sep 2011 – Sawtell RSL Club, Sawtell NSW – Buy Tickets
Wed 14 Sep 2011 – Newcastle Panthers, Newcastle NSW – Buy Tickets
Thu 15 Sep 2011 – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
Fri 16 Sep 2011 – Roxy, Parramatta NSW – Buy Tickets
Sat 17 Sep 2011 – Uni Bar- Wollongong University, Wollongong NSW – Buy Tickets
Sun 18 Sep 2011 – Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Batemans Bay NSW – Buy Tickets
Tue 20 Sep 2011 – Charles Sturt University – Albury-Wodonga NSW – Buy Tickets
Thu 22 Sep 2011 – Pier Hotel, Frankston VIC – Buy Tickets
Fri 23 Sep 2011 – Forum Theatre VIC
Sat 24 Sep 2011 – Kay Street Entertainment Complex, Traralgon VIC – Buy Tickets
Sun 25 Sep 2011 – Eureka Hotel, Geelong VIC – Buy Tickets
Tue 27 Sep 2011 – HQ Complex, Adelaide SA – Buy Tickets
Thu 29 Sep 2011 – The Astor Theatre WA
Fri 30 Sep 2011 – Studio 146, Albany WA – Buy Tickets
Sat 1 Oct 2011 – Prince of Wales Hotel WA
Sun 2 Oct 2011 – Metropolis Fremantle WA