|They’re two of music’s most acclaimed bands boasting two of music’s most compelling front women – Deborah Harry leading the wondrous Blondie and Chrissie Hynde fronting the mighty Pretenders. As a double-bill, it’s a world first! It’s also an absolute cracker and that’s exactly what fans can savour when Blondie & The Pretenders co-headline a November/December tour of ‘a day on the green‘ winery shows.|
|New Jersey quintet SENSES FAIL are set to tour Australia this August 2010, fresh out of the studio with producer Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive). The band’s long-awaited return will happen nearly 7 years after their first visit when they performed on the Taste of Chaos tour.
Senses Fail will be performing songs from their entire catalog, including their most recent Vagrant Records release ‘Life is Not a Waiting Room’, which came out in October of 2008.
7 Australian dates, 5 eager members, and a brand new live DVD scheduled to hit stores later in the year (details to come); this tour will lively demonstrate all of the passion and fury the post-hardcore band is renown for serving.
ARIA Award Winning King of Hokum and purveyor of the darkest Jungle Blues, C.W. Stoneking announces a rare Australian tour this July.
Across two full-length albums including King Hokum in 2006 and 2008’s ARIA winning Jungle Blues, C.W. Stoneking has rightfully earned the reputation as the leading voice on the Australian roots music scene. Revisiting and re-invigorating the pre-war blues, jazz, calypso and jungle sounds of the 20’s and 30’s, C.W. Stoneking has captured the imagination of a nation with his plaintive nostalgic voice and vivid narrations.
Continue reading C.W. Stoneking and the Primitive Horn Orchestra July 2010 Australian Tour
|There’s nothing more that Melbourne alternative rockers BRITTLE want to do but to capture their dynamic live sound and energy in their recordings and that’s exactly what they’ve achieved with legendary producer Mark Opitz at the helm on the band’s new five-track EP titled “The Owls” which will be unleashed on June 14 as a free digital download.
The EP will be backed by a massive tour of the same name that will see the band visiting all capital cities in June, July and August as well as a host of major regional centres around the country. It will be their largest Australian tour since the release of their debut EP ‘Chinese Whispers’ in 2008.
|Nik Tischler and Michael Coppel, in conjunction with MAX are pleased to announce the Australian dates for JACK JOHNSON’S 2010 To The Sea Tour.
Back to perform in Australia – a place he holds dear to his heart – Jack returns this coming summer in support of his forthcoming album “To The Sea”, for what will be a run of hotly anticipated shows.
A Decade on from his first visit, JACK JOHNSON will be on Australian shores again with a new album under his belt, titled To The Sea and a back catalogue of hits spanning his multi-platinum selling albums “Brushfire Fairytales”, “On and On”, “In Between Dreams” and “Sleep Through The Static”.
Performing such classics as “Inaudible Melodies”, “Sitting Waiting Wishing”, “Flake”, “Taylor”, and “Times Like These”, along side his latest hit “You And Your Heart” Jack brings in tow his ever faithful traveling companions, long time band members Adam Topol (drums),Merlo Podlewski (bass) and Zach Gill (keys).
After selling an astonishing 18 million+ copies worldwide, JACK JOHNSON, is set to release his fifth studio album – the aptly titled “To The Sea” – produced by Robert Carranza, and JACK JOHNSON, which also features guest appearances from long time collaborator and friend G. Love, and Paula Fuga. The first taster from the record comes in the shape of single and first track entitled “You And Your Heart” – a beautiful, melodic slice of acoustic bliss, that is indicative of – and perfectly introduces – “To The Sea”, to JACK’S ever faithful, and ever growing audience.
In a continuing effort to acknowledge and support environmental work JACK JOHNSON’S 2010 To The Sea Tour will collaborate with hand-chosen community groups in Australia and around the world as part of Johnson’s All At Once Community. This year’s All At Once campaign will focus on supporting non-profit groups and engaging fans in the realms of Sustainable Local Food Systems and Plastic Free Initiatives. As in 2008, Jack Johnson will donate 100% of his tour profits to charity and tour proceeds will go to these groups to support their projects. Visit www.AllAtOnce.org for additional information.
With a history of tickets selling fast on JACK’S Australian tours, fans should get in early to avoid missing out on what’s shaping up to be the must see tour of 2010.
Saturday December 4th 2010 – ME BANK STADIUM, PERTH
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Monday December 6th 2010 – ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE
Wednesday December 8th 2010 – SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE
Saturday December 11th 2010 – THE DOMAIN, SYDNEY
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Monday December 13th 2010 – RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE
Further ticketing, general tour and additional environmental information available on the dedicated tour website – www.jackjohnson.com.au
Tickets for all shows are on sale Friday June 4TH 2010
all shows are LICENSED and ALL AGES
Jack Johnson – “To The Sea” out Friday June 4th – Brushfire Records / Universal Music
The album is an Australian exclusive with bonus VIDEO download of ‘You & Your Heart’
OVERWHELMING DEMAND – SECOND & FINAL CONCERT ANNOUNCED FOR ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
Tickets to Leonard Cohen’s Melbourne show at Rod Laver Arena have quickly sold this morning, prompting The Frontier Touring Company to add a second show on Saturday 13 November.
The excitement and devotion of his fans has been evident today. Concert goers have been quick to call Cohen one of the most remarkable, moving live performers and the reviews following his 2009 World Tour reveal critics wholeheartedly agree. Continue reading LEONARD COHEN – Second Melbourne show announced!
|Dubbed ‘New York’s official coolest new band’ by NME, The Drums have heralded a return to the simplicity of the mind-invading catchiness unique to good, solid, guitar-pop songs. “We love the 1950s,” they say, “it was the beginning of basic pop music. They did it from scratch and pulled these amazing, timeless melodies out of thin air.” And The Drums’, with their New Order-style trebly, melodic bass, Ventures-esque guitar songs about surfing, do exactly that.
On stage their infectious energy manifests as near-lunacy, the band playing their chirpy, whistle stopstart ditties with breathtaking mania. It’s no wonder that after only a year of living in NYC The Drums’ concerts became a weekly dance-party attended religiously by even the most cynical of music fans.
|Following the release of their stunning debut album Great Deeds Against The Dead –as featured on Edge Radio (Hobart), Three D Radio (Adelaide) and SYN FM (Melbourne) – Gosteleradio are pleased to announce the supports for their upcoming Melbourne album launch. Continue reading Gosteleradio Album Launch & Tour [June-July 2010]|
|Sally Seltmann is the award-winning songwriter and singer best known for her work as New Buffalo – the artist behind ‘intoxicating’ albums The Last Beautiful Day’ and ‘Somewhere, anywhere.’ Her new album is ‘Heart That’s Pounding’. After the stripped-back elegance of her previous albums, Sally’s new record is an album that resounds with confidence, megawatt melodies and energising joy.|
On the back of their third studio album ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’, Glasgow’s Frightened Rabbit is heading to Australia to play the Splendour In The Grass Festival. If you don’t have tickets to see them there, you can still catch them at Melbourne’s Hi-Fi Bar on August 2 and The Factory in Sydney on August 3. Don’t miss out.
Frightened Rabbit –
Melbourne – 2nd August 2010
The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Sydney – 3rd August 2010
The Factory, Sydney
|Florence + The Machine is without a doubt one of the hottest acts touring Australia this year, with tickets for her Sydney and Melbourne Splendour In The Grass side shows selling out in no time, and a Perth sell out is imminent.|
If there’s one band in this country who has sold in excess of half a million albums, singles, DVDs collectively across their relatively short career, it’s the always get on ya feet and dance, The Cat Empire!
EMI Music Australia is proud to announce that Melbourne’s own The Cat Empire have re-signed with the label and set to celebrate their successful 6 year relationship with the release of their fourth studio album ‘Cinema’ on Friday June 25 2010. Continue reading The Cat Empire – Australian Tour August/September 2010
|Cypress Hill has long represented the will of the people. With over 18 million albums sold worldwide, the Los Angeles trio of rappers B –Real, Sen Dog and producer DJ Muggs have continued to push rap’s boundaries since their inception in the early 90s.
With their eponymous debut album in 1991, B –Real and Sen Dog established themselves as one of rap’s most potent duos.
An undeniable void exists in heavy metal… don’t fear… HELLYEAH are back to revive it in their true bombastic style!
|Brace yourself because metal’s baddest group of outlaws, Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Damageplan), Chad Gray (Mudvayne), Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne), Bob Zilla (Damageplan) and Tom Maxwell (Nothingface) are on the verge of releasing ‘Stampede’, the follow up to their 2007 self-titled debut. Chad Gray says of the album “I couldn’t wait to write this record. I can’t wait for our fans to hear it and I definitely can’t wait to hit the fucking stage and play it!|
Stampede represents every emotion that you’ve ever had and everything that screams HELLYEAH! There’s no smoke and mirrors with what we are. What you see is what you get. And what your get is five guys bringin’ it, a head full of music and bleeding ears!” Continue reading HELLYEAH! Australian Tour – July 2010
|The Resistance lives on. After taking the nation with sheer force at the Big Day Out in January, MUSE will return to bring 2010 to a close with the biggest shows they’ve ever played in Australia – pulling out all the stops to bring their entire, world-class arena production Down Under for shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.|
“MUSE’s sound was made for arenas, stadiums and festivals, not bloated but just huge – an awing supermassive black hole that sucks one into its gravity well of power.”
(Hollywood Reporter, April 2010)
Continue reading MUSE Australian Tour Announced – December 2010