Chugg Entertainment has announced that in the wake of these Camden shows and headline performances at this year’s Coachella and Glastonbury festivals, Gorillaz will be making their long awaited live debut in Australia & New Zealand in December 2010. With headline performances so far this year featuring appearances from the full Gorillaz entourage including Bashy, De La Soul, Mick Jones & Paul Simonon (The Clash), Kano, Little Dragon, Mos Def, National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Gruff Rhys, Shaun Ryder and Bobby Womack, we can’t wait to see who’ll be making the journey to Australia… Continue reading GORILLAZ Announce PLASTIC BEACH Tour for December 2010
Following a huge album launch in hometown Perth, 6s & 7s will launch their acclaimed debut album Choose The Sentinel Blooze in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide next month.
Catch 6s & 7s on Thursday 26 August at Melt Bar in Sydney, Friday 27 August at The Workers Club in Melbourne, Saturday 28 August at Pure Pop Records in Melbourne, and Sunday 29 August at the Grace Emily Hotel in Adelaide. Continue reading 6s & 7s Announce Album Launch Tour
Four-time Grammy Award winning rocker PAT BENATAR is confirmed to tour Australia in October with special guests THE BANGLES. Also available for a limited time is the option to purchase BENATER’s live DVD “Summer Vacation” which never been released in Australia. Continue reading Pat Benatar with Special Guests The Bangles – Touring October 2010
|Midnight Juggernauts return with their next single ’Lifeblood Flow’ from their highly acclaimed second album, The Crystal Axis. A dazzling lesson in how electronic-pop should be made, ’Lifeblood Flow’ is like something out of a 70s sci-fi epic – walls of sound and all. With a chorus so immediately affecting, it’s the track that will shape 2010 as Midnight Juggernauts’ biggest year yet.
In just a few week’s time, audiences can catch Midnight Juggernauts at venues across the country supported by Dappled Cities, Canyons and Kirin J Callinan. They’ll play Thursday 12 August at The Gov in Adelaide, Saturday 14 August at The Capitol in Perth, Thursday 19 August at The Forum in Melbourne, Friday 20 August at The Forum in Sydney, and Saturday 21 August at the Hi Fi in Brisbane.
“Soilwork are one of the 25 most important bands in Metal” – Alternative Press Magazine
– The Panic Broadcast (Exclusive Bonus Version) – Soilwork
|Sweden’s melodic death metal masters Soilwork will be ripping up Aussie shores for only the third time in October this year. Touring on the back of the release of their eighth studio album, The Panic Broadcast, which drummer Dirk Verbeuren has described as “the true musical path of Soilwork”, the band will be bringing their killer live shows that The Metal Observer have dubbed “Metal with the fun factor in the driving seat”.|
|Arriving back to Australia after showcase performances for Musexpo and Music Matters across the UK, USA and Hong Kong, Drawn from Bees are about to jump right back on a plane to Sydney to embark on a national tour in support of their May 21 released album Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed.
Fear Not… is the band’s most multi-layered and complex release to date, juxtaposing Drawn from Bees’ most heartbreakingly beautiful songs with their most intellectual rock concepts and experimental soundscapes – sampling choirs and iPhones alike amongst almost spiritual laments of loss and love.
|Australia needs to forget everything it knows about Boston Hardcore to prepare themselves for the beatdown that Death Before Dishonor are bringing to these shores. Having already played over 1,000 shows worldwide, this hardcore powerhouse are adding another nine shows to the list with dates across Australia in August and September.|
HOT WATER MUSIC & THE BOUNCING SOULS – NZ & AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Whispers of this tour started in April when Chuck Ragan brought The Revival Tour here and couldn’t contain the news. Well it’s true – the occasionally regrouped Hot Water Music will be touring Australia and New Zealand this December with the now 20 year strong, legendary Garden State punkers The Bouncing Souls!
Continue reading Hot Water Music & The Bouncing Souls NZ @ Australian Tour – December 2010
– Art vs. Science
|Recently anointed Australia’s favourite live act by triple j listeners, ART vs SCIENCE are set to return to their spiritual home at Splendour in the Grass for another show-stopping performance. ART vs SCIENCE replace the Ting-Tings. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect mass chanting, electro-pop tales of mysterious fountains and several thousand punters going completely berserk.|
Tickets for the recently-announced national Magic Fountain Tour are onsale now and selling rapidly, except in Melbourne where all tickets to their two Hi-Fi shows have completely sold out. Continue reading ART vs SCIENCE replace Ting-Tings at Splendour In The Grass
|Melbourne songwriter Whitley is gearing up for what will be his final tour ever. In the five years since he came onto the scene he’s completed countless tours to fans all over the country and the world.
The young songwriter is setting sail for greener pastures and relocating to Europe where he plans to explore new kinds of music in a new environment. ‘It’s been a great time playing all this music, but it’s time for me to pack it in here, there’s only so many times you can play around the same venues and expect to be stimulated and inspired. I mean, when you’re sitting in a band room and realize you’ve read and memorized 48% of the toilet’s graffiti in every venue, you know it’s time
to explore new horizons…I know there could be a whole new world of toilet graffiti out there, new penis drawings that I can’t even conceive of in my feeble mind right now, with swearing in a completely foreign language.’
Continue reading Whitley – Final Tour – August 2010
|Overwhelmed by demand to play shows in regional areas. Aussie rockers Grinspoon announce an extensive new run of new dates for their Six To Midnight Tour.
With the tour starting on the 29th of July in Tasmania the show will see the lads weave their way through the ACT, regional New South Wales and Victoria before hitting the last stretch of the tour in South Australia.
The hugely successful first leg of the tour in March, saw the band playing at “Sold-Out” venues like The Enmore Theatre and HiFi Bar in Melbourne to a very energetic crowds. Grinspoon are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with their regional fans with their amazing show and unique support line-up. Continue reading Grinspoon “Six To Midnight” Tour – new dates added July-Sep 2010
|If you favour metal in its most primal form, then prepare yourself, because this line-up is what you’ve been waiting for. Soulfly will team up with City of Fire and Incite for a triple International tour of the nation, starting September 7.
Most bands slow down with age – not Soulfly. More than 10 years since their self-titled debut album became a genre classic (and achieved Gold sales), they’re back, and they’re bringing their brutal heavy metal assault to the masses, showcasing their seventh album, Omen. Led by former Sepultura frontman, Max Cavalera, Soulfly have become an even fiercer, fierier and more furious metallic monster.
Well known for their collaborations with up and coming talent, Soulfly will share top billing with Vancouver five piece, City of Fire, featuring members from Fear Factory and Strapping Young Lad – Burton C Bell, Byron Stroud and Jed Simon.
Sydney’s ART vs SCIENCE have crammed the kind of heady ascent experienced by the luckiest of bands into a timeline that belies their few short years. From regional pubs to national festivals to…trains, the three-piece have built a massive following on the basis of two simple abiding principles:
In doing so they’ve become a live powerhouse; selling out shows, ascending to festival favourites the nation over, staying up all night and sometimes right into the morning and regularly arresting the eyes and ears of all who witness their peculiar brand of madness. Or as one international headliner recently squeezed: “how am I supposed to follow that?” Continue reading ART vs SCIENCE Announce New Single and Tour – Aug/Sep 2010
Andrew McManus Presents announced that America, Chicago and Peter Frampton will be touring Australia for an unforgettable night of classic rock’n’roll favourites this October and November.
Grammy Award winning group, America, are celebrating their 40th anniversary and are excited to perform a mix of their greatest hits which included A Horse With No Name, Sister Golden Hair and You Can Do Magic. Continue reading Chicago, America and Peter Frampton touring Australia Oct/Nov 2010