Category Archives: Melbourne

Robin Williams “Weapons of Self Destruction” Australian Tour – November 2010

ROBIN WILLIAMS – AWARD-WINNING ACTOR AND COMEDIAN TO EMBARK ON HIS FIRST-EVER STAND-UP COMEDY TOUR OF AUSTRALIA!

This November, Robin Williams will bring his critically acclaimed new stand-up comedy tour, entitled “Weapons of Self Destruction”, to Australia. The high-energy show will highlight Williams’ trademark free associations and riffs on social and political absurdities. The show, which toured the US in 2008 and 2009, sold out venues across the country as well as in the UK and Canada and earned the comedian spectacular reviews. Williams last American comedy tour was in 2002 when he returned to the stand-up scene after a sixteen year hiatus.
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U2 360° TO END YEAR DOWN UNDER – December 2010

  U2 360° TO END YEAR DOWN UNDER
TOUR DATES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Live Nation Global Touring and Michael Coppel have confirmed that U2 will end the year with live dates in New Zealand and Australia. The U2 360° Tour will visit Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and the tour also includes U2’s first Perth date since Popmart in 1998.

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SHIHAD ‘IGNITE’ TOUR – November 2010

  They’re back.

Hot on the heels of the SOLD OUT run of Killjoy and General Electric album shows comes news of SHIHAD’s national tour in support of IGNITE – their new album slated for a September 24th release through iconic rock label Roadrunner Records.

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Architects with Comeback Kid & This Is Hell – Australian tour – December 2010

***** TOUR UPDATE *****
Rolo Tomassi has joined the already bustling tour that features Architects, Comeback Kid and This Is Hell set to invade our shores this December. There has also been an Under 18’s show added to the tour for you Melbourne kids. That will happen in the afternoon of December 5th at Billboard The Venue, prior to the 18+ show that night. Tickets for the U18 show will be on sale Friday 8th October, tickets for all other shows are on sale now. — Visit Soundwave Touring for full details.


  Championed by critics, fans and peers alike as one of the finest UK metal/hardcore acts of their generation, Brighton, England quintet ARCHITECTS have got the moves and the riffs. Syncopated to a sickeningly tight level of perfection delivered with precision and absolute gut-wrenching rage, their live show is a force to be reckoned with.

Vocalist Sam Carter leaps around the stage like a man possessed, roaring, shrieking

and splicing brutality with sublime melody within the space of a single song. No gimmicks here.” – Rock Metal Music Continue reading Architects with Comeback Kid & This Is Hell – Australian tour – December 2010

GREAT SOUTHERN BLUES FESTIVAL 2010 – Side Shows!

GREAT SOUTHERN BLUES FESTIVAL 2010 SIDE SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

After the being included on the stellar line up of the Great Southern Blues Festival, taking place in Batemans Bay from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 October 2010, two of the acts have joined forces to co-headline 3 very special sideshows.

Returning to Oz will be the charismatic and hugely talented RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS. Rick, who ranks among the very best harmonica players in the world, will be joined by long time Nightcats members J Hansen, Lorenzo Farrell and fiery guitarist Kid Anderson to bring you a blues sound that is harmonica-driven, rocking, guitar-fueled rave-up.
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Ben Kweller returns to Australia in October for National Tour

  Singer/Songwriter, Ben Kweller was born in San Francisco, CA in 1981. Kweller was exposed to music at a very early age.

By his teenage years, Kweller had released two albums and EP with his band Radish, not beginning his solo career until the age of 19. His heartland hooks and folksy flourishes made fans out of several artists, and Kweller soon found himself touring with the likes of Juliana Hatfield, Guster, Kristin Hersh, and Evan Dando.

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Spit Syndicate Join Cypress Hill Australian Tour – Sep/Oct 2010

  Since bursting onto the local music scene in 2007, ARIA nominated duo Spit Syndicate have established themselves as one of the country’s most exciting new hip-hop groups. Hailing from Sydney’s Inner West, rappers Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice have steadily developed an electric buzz and loyal following across the country.

In September, they will join legendary USA collective Cypress Hill on their Australian tour.

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BARONESS Australian club shows announced! Oct/Nov 2010

  Rising from the Savannah swamplands in 2003, BARONESS have exploded onto the musical landscape with a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, which has elevated them from the rest of the metal pack.

Their debut ‘Red Album’ sat the metal community fairly and squarely on its ass with its sonic vision; colossal riffs and haunting

vocals rolling like thunder across epic songs spanning both the intense and the sublime. The album was so impressive Revolver Magazine named it Album of the Year.
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CALLING ALL CARS “Hold, Hold, Fire” tour – Sep/Oct 2010

  It has finally happened… local Melbourne lads, Calling All Cars, have announced at long last the launch of their “Hold, Hold, Fire” tour.

Although the album was released in March the boys have been touring relentlessly, supporting the likes of Cog, Grinspoon, The Butterfly Effect, and a little known Australian rock band that go by the name of AC/DC, and have only just had a spare moment to squeeze in some headline shows of their own.

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Manic Street Preachers (UK) ‘Postcards From A Young Man’ Australian Tour – November 2010


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Manic Street Preachers, one of the UK’s premier alternative rock bands, make their long awaited return to Australia this November to play blistering shows across the nation.

Hot on the heels of their forthcoming album, the Manics will embark on a rousing 23- date UK tour before heading to Brisbane to begin their Australian tour.

The Manics will perform landmark tracks lifted from throughout their stellar 20-year career, plus songs from their highly anticipated new studio album, Postcards from a Young Man, scheduled for a September 24 release through Sony Music.

The first single to the taken from the band’s latest album offering will be It’s Not War (Just The End Of Love), classic alternative rock, Manics style. The twelve-track album also features guests Ian McCulloch, John Cale and Duff McKagen.

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Cancer Bats – more Australian dates added!

BRACE YOURSELF CANCER BATS FANS, YOU’RE IN FOR A TREAT WITH MORE AUSTRALIAN SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

  They’ve birthed a grimy hardcore giant and hailed a more metal-centric destroyer, but in 2010, CANCER BATS dropped their heaviest and deadliest offering to date with’ Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones’. Not only will they be bringing their rhythmic ferocity on stage alongside heavy weights Bullet for My Valentine and Bring Me the Horizon in September, but Cancer Bats are treating their fans with additional shows added to the Australian leg of the tour.

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Falls Music & Arts Festival 2010 – Line Up Announcement

Falls Music & Arts Festival 2010
General Public Tickets On Sale 9am September 9th

  The Falls Music and Arts Festival jukebox is bursting with goodness, spinning inside, raring to be unleashed. Lean over and flick through because this sound machine is filled to the brim with talent from near and far that will make your skin tingle and your mind blow. Celebrating a magnificent 18 years in Lorne and 8 years in Marion Bay, here’s who’ll be lighting up The Falls stage in 2010:

The darkly atmospheric indie rock of INTERPOL (USA); undeniably iconic, unrelentingly cool, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS (USA) bringing us raw rock ‘n’ roll passion; raw and reflective, with deep musical and lyrical wonders, THE NATIONAL (USA); quite simply, one of Australia’s greatest living

rock bands, THE LIVING END; legends of rhyme, PUBLIC ENEMY (USA) performing in full their masterpiece ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ on the 20 year anniversary of its release. Continue reading Falls Music & Arts Festival 2010 – Line Up Announcement

Queenscliff Music Festival 2010 Launch

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Sleepy, seaside fishing village gets its loudest wakeup call yet as Pikelet helps launch the first of the line up and some exciting new developments for the 14th annual Queenscliff Music Festival.

The first round of artists for this year’s Queenscliff Music Festival have been revealed as well as a number of exciting, new announcements at a special launch event on Tuesday 10th August, held at Melbourne’s Transit Lounge, where the incomparable girl-with-the-loop-pedal, Evelyn Morris aka.Pikelet, dangled the musical carrot with a Festival preview performance.The 2010 festival line up when completed will deliver over 80 acts presenting 150 performances in 13 venues across Queenscliff on the weekend of 26-27-28 November.

Today’s Queenscliff Music Festival media launch included a set by the charming PIKELET.

Photographer: CARBIE WARBIE

Direct from 3 years of staging large scale concerts in Macau and 10 years at the USA’s Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, New Festival Director, Michael Carrucan, has added a new stage called The Crossing Stage, and ensured everything kicks off on an ultra high note with The Lighthouse Stage opening a day earlier to encompass the Friday night. Continue reading Queenscliff Music Festival 2010 Launch

MM9 ‘Let It Take Over’ National Tour 2010

  Sydney based genre defying MM9 are about to hit the road to celebrate the release of their latest single ‘Let It Take Over’ and tickets are selling fast! The boys are fresh from the national tour with Karnivool as the main support, which won them rave reviews across the country from fans and critics alike.

MM9 is a band whose versatility is matched only by the sheer potency of their stage presence. While maintaining a tireless schedule of touring throughout 2008/2009, MM9 finally released their highly anticipated first full length album ‘The Air Between’ in March, achieving at Top 10 AIR Chart debut. Constantly looking forward, always evolving, MM9 are a band to listen to, witness, and lose yourself in.

‘The Air Between’ uniquely combines elements of heavy rock and electro, littered with guitar-driven melodies and was mixed by Mike Barbiero (Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Anthrax) and co-produced by Daniel Sutherland and Evan McHugh.
It’s an ambitious project, and one that further solidifies the hard-edge electro-rockers as one of Australia’s most exciting
and unique musical propositions in recent times.

“By the end of their set, they had clearly won over a sizable amount of the audience, who whooped and cheered graciously, chuffed from having witnessed such a clean set delivered with no frills or spills” – BMA Mag

MM9’s ‘Let It Take Over’ Tour: Tickets on sale now
Friday, 10 September 2010
Kiama Leagues Club, Kiama, NSW
139 Terralong St, Kiama, NSW 2533
W/ Fires Were Started, The Sacred Truth, One Dark Day, Drowning Bella
$12.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $15.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets and the venue

Saturday, 11 September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
The Maram, Canberra, ACT
Level 1, Unit 9, 38 Gartside Street, Wanniassa ACT 2903
W/ Escape Syndrome, Super Best Friends
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Friday, 17 September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2011
W/ The Dead Love, Chemical Transport
$15.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $18.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Saturday, 18th September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne, VIC
229 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
W/ Head Filled Attraction, Bellusira
$15.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $18.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Club Coffs, Coffs Harbour, NSW
59 – 61 West High Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
W/ Matty Effin Morrison, The Outcome
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets

Thursday, 23 September 2010
Miami Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
2049 Gold Coast Highway, Miami, QLD 4220
W/ Felinedown, End To Chivalry
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix Outlets

Friday, 24 September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
The Step Inn, Brisbane, QLD
186 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
W/ Felinedown, Arctic, Perspectiv
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets

Saturday, 25 September 2010
B&S Ball, Goondawindi, QLD
Goondiwindi Showground
W/ Grinspoon
Corner of Boundary Road and Old Cunningham Hwy, Goondawindi, QLD 4390
Tickets and information available from www.thepluckedduck.org.au

Friday, 1 October 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA
173 Hindley Street, Adelaide SA 5000
W/ The Killlgirls, thekillbotfactory
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets and Venuetix
phonecharge 08 8225 8888 or www.venuetix.com.au

Saturday, 2 October 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Amplifier Bar, Perth, WA
383 Murray St Perth, WA 6000
W/ The Siren Tower, I, Said Sparrow
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets and Moshtix
outlets, phonecharge 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com and Heatseeker outlets, Heatseeker phonecharge 08 6210
2850 or www.heatseeker.com.au

Thursday, 4 November 2010
The Harp Hotel, NSW
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Friday, 5 November 2010
Manly Fisho’s, NSW
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Saturday, 13 November 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Cambridge Hotel, NSW
Tickets available here – Moshtix

“I found their mixture of fast-paced electro/rock/dance music irresistible” – The Point Brisbane

ALBUM ‘THE AIR BETWEEN’ AVAILABLE NOW CD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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Michael Paynter ‘Love The Fall’ EP Launch – September 2010

  Michael Paynter ‘Love The Fall’ EP Launch

2 Sept 2010 – Prince Bandroom VIC
9 Sept 2010 – Notes Newtown NSW

The musical evolution of Michael Paynter has been a series of obsessive love affairs. At the age of 7 it was the piano, at age 12 it was the guitar, and by the age of 15 he was crashing through a set of drums.

It’s a natural progression that, at the age of 24, the Melbourne-born singer, lyricist, and multi-instrumentalist has harnessed his talents to release his debut EP Love The Fall.

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