Category Archives: Melbourne

The JD Set winners New Navy to join Wolfmother and The Philly Jays!

Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY will be joining WOLFMOTHER at THE JD SET in Melbourne on 29 July, we are pleased to announce that the band who Australian music fans have chosen to support these amazing headliners is NEW NAVY! Continue reading The JD Set winners New Navy to join Wolfmother and The Philly Jays!

L.A. GUNS To Tour Australia’s East Coast – September 2010

L.A Guns are coming to Australian shores in September 2010 with Tracii Guns, founding member of both L.A Guns and Guns ‘N’ Roses.

Performing in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne over three back to back nights, Australian fans across the East Coast will be able to experience what many consider to be the last true Rock and Roll band. Dates, venue and ticketing information for the September tour include: Continue reading L.A. GUNS To Tour Australia’s East Coast – September 2010

The Brand New Heavies Tour – August 2010

  Illusive Entertainment announced that legendary British soul funk band “The Brand New Heavies” [TBNH] are finally making their way to Australia for their first ever live shows, in intimate venues in Sydney and Melbourne. If that wasn’t enough to get people excited, “The Brand New Heavies” Australian Tour will consist of the four original members – Simon Bartholomew on guitar, Jan Kincaid on drums, Andrew Levy playing bass and fan favorite original lead singer N’Dea Davenport on vocals.

Continue reading The Brand New Heavies Tour – August 2010

Hot Water Music & The Bouncing Souls NZ @ Australian Tour – December 2010

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

You Me At Six and The Audition – Australian Tour September 2010

  Since 2007, it’s been a whirlwind for You Me At Six; including nominations for two Kerrang! awards as Best British Newcomer and Best British Band.

You Me At Six won the hearts of pop-punk fans worldwide with their debut album ‘Take Off Your Colours’. However it’s their new effort ‘Hold me Down’ that completes their metamorphosis.

It’s all there; ferocious vocals and chantable one-liners. It’s brilliant and “is set to catapult You Me At Six into all kinds of new places…it’s near perfect” – Change The Record. Continue reading You Me At Six and The Audition – Australian Tour September 2010

TITANIC: THE ARTEFACT EXHIBITION

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SEASON EXTENDED TO MEET DEMAND, MUST CLOSE SUNDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2010!

Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition’s stay in Melbourne will now be extended until Sunday 7 November to meet overwhelming public demand.

The exhibition was originally due to close on Sunday 17 October, but following repeated sold out sessions and high public interest, the exhibition will now remain open for a further three weeks.

This is in addition to the previously announced extended opening hours on Saturdays. The exhibition is open late on Thursday and Saturday nights until 9.00pm with the last session commencing at 7.45pm.
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Since the grand opening on Friday 14 May, Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition has attracted a multitude of visitors to the Melbourne Museum.

The exhibition, brought to Melbourne by Frontier Events, Premier Exhibitions Inc. and Museum Victoria, with the support of the Victorian Government, has captivated the hearts and minds of the Australian public and the feedback has been gleaming with praise: Continue reading TITANIC: THE ARTEFACT EXHIBITION

ART vs SCIENCE replace Ting-Tings at Splendour In The Grass


ArtArt 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

Whitley – Final Tour – August 2010

  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

PVT (formerly Pivot) ‘Church With No Magic’ Tour – August 2010

  In celebration of their New Name and New Album, PVT (formerly Pivot) announce their 2010 national tour.

‘Church With No Magic’, the follow-up to PVT’s 2008 album ‘O Soundtrack My Heart’, released on July 19th through Warp Records, reflects a literal and sonic transformation for the band.

From the start, there was an urgency to secure the sound that would become ‘Church With No Magic’. Just one month after they handed over the master of ‘O Soundtrack My Heart’ to the label boss, the three members of PVT were in the studio in Sydney with engineer Burke Reid.
Continue reading PVT (formerly Pivot) ‘Church With No Magic’ Tour – August 2010

Metallica Announce a 5th & Final Melbourne Show

After multiple instant sell outs and more than 60,000 ticket sales for their first four Melbourne shows, Metallica have agreed to play a 5th and very definitely FINAL show in Melbourne, adding Rod Laver Arena on Thursday September 16 to the 17 sold out shows of their Australia/NZ tour.

The band will take the stage – playing in the round – for more than two hours featuring tracks from throughout their extensive career.

Tickets for this final Melbourne show will go on sale at 9am Wednesday July 7, through Ticketek. Continue reading Metallica Announce a 5th & Final Melbourne Show

The Jezabels Melbourne Show – July 15, 2010

  After a series of national tours, The Jezabels are pleased to announce a headline show this July at The Toff In Town.

The intimate headline performance will be their first in Melbourne since releasing their second EP ‘She’s So Hard’ independently through MGM late last year. The EP spawned two singles, ‘Hurt Me’ & ‘Easy To Love’ that drew love from radio stations nationally.

The Jezabels have spent the last 6 months garnering fans around the country, and are fast becoming a festival staple with recent appearances at Groovin’ The Moo, Soundwave, Field Day,

Come Together and Mackay’s River Sessions. Continue reading The Jezabels Melbourne Show – July 15, 2010

Grinspoon “Six To Midnight” Tour – new dates added July-Sep 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

SOULFLY AND CITY OF FIRE ANNOUNCE OZ TOUR – September 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.

Continue reading SOULFLY AND CITY OF FIRE ANNOUNCE OZ TOUR – September 2010

ART vs SCIENCE Announce New Single and Tour – Aug/Sep 2010

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

Chicago, America and Peter Frampton touring Australia Oct/Nov 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