The Spanish Romani flamenco singer Diego el Cigala never stands still. The word fusion could have been coined for him, for he has blended musical styles in magnificent fashion ever since his 1997 debut album Undebel, which put traditional flamenco into the mix with pop, folk and jazz, to stunning effect. Since then, the Madrid-born artist’s creativity has taken a leap forward with every new release, winning him a booming fan base throughout Latin America and Europe.
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Having recently toured the world to sold out venues across Europe, the UK, US & Canada, and currently mid-way through an extensive 29 date regional tour of Australia, in-demand Sydney five-piece, Boy & Bear have announced their final tour for 2014, their Get Up & Dance theatre tour set to take place throughout September 2014. This will also be their final tour in support of their number 1 ARIA album, Harlequin Dream.
Boy & Bear will kick start the tour at The Palais (Melbourne) on September 5, and will move through to some of the country’s biggest and most respected theatres including Her Majesty’s Theatre (Adelaide), The Arts Centre (Gold Coast), The Tivoli (Brisbane), Sydney Opera House (Sydney), Albany Entertainment Centre (Albany, WA), Bunbury Entertainment Centre (Bunbury, WA) and finishing off at the Fremantle Arts Centre (Fremantle, WA) on September 28.
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Chet Faker’s long-awaited album campaign is off to an impressive start – Built on Glass spent two weeks at the #1 spot on the ARIA Album Chart and is currently sitting pretty at #4 in its third week of release. The Melbourne artist has sold out an incredible four Forums in his home town of Melbourne and three Enmores in Sydney, as well as multiple dates in Perth and Brisbane and more.
Continue reading Chet Faker two weeks at #1; sells out 4 Forums and 3 Enmores; Adds Rat & Co to National Tour
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS SPROUTS SIDESHOWS!
All tickets on sale 9am AEST, Friday 9 May Visit secret-sounds.com.au for details
FOSTER THE PEOPLE * LONDON GRAMMAR * BEN HOWARD * KELIS * METRONOMY * GROUPLOVE * THE 1975 * SKY FERREIRA * PHANTOGRAM * FUTURE ISLANDS * SKATERS * JUNGLE * THE STRYPES * MIKHAEL PASKALEV * THE ACID * CIRCA WAVES * THE HEAD AND THE HEART * ÁSGEIR * DARLIA * THE WILD FEATHERS * MAS YSA * RY X
FOSTER THE PEOPLE
Promoted by: Secret Sounds and Handsome Tours
These charming Californians have been on one hell of a ride; their album Torches sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide, reaching #1 on the ARIA charts along with their 6 x platinum song of the year Pumped Up Kicks. Their much-anticipated second release, the triple j Album of the Week awarded Supermodel just dropped with Coming of Age and infectious new track Best Friend in high radio rotation and set to be among the songs of 2014.
Monday 28 July – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tuesday 29 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
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**** TOUR UPDATE ****
Sydney/Melbourne sold out – new shows added + Perth date change
The September tour for recently reformed Alt Rockers, Veruca Salt has proved to be an absolute smash! With Melbourne’s Corner Hotel show selling out within 8 hours of going on sale and now the Factory show in Sydney has also sold out, it seems everyone needs a bit of Salt in their diet!
The good news? Its been delivered! Extra shows have now been added
Corner Hotel Melbourne – Tuesday, September 30
Factory Theatre Sydney – Thursday, October 2
As a result of the extra shows, the Perth date @ The Rosemount has moved to Saturday, Oct 4
Featuring All Four Original Members For The First Time Since 1998
Finally! The news Veruca Salt fans have been waiting yeeeears for!
The original members of Veruca Salt, Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack and Jim Shapiro recently announced an epic reunion tour that seems them playing their first shows together since 1998, and we are stoked to say Australia has been included in those plans which will see them here in September!
Born in Chicago in 1993 out of singer-songwriter-guitarists Louise Post and Nina Gordon’s desire for a dreamy-grunge band with influences like Big Star, My Bloody Valentine and the Pixies, they soon made the transition from cutesy pop upstarts to big league wet dream rock queens and became one of the most important bands of the 90’s in the process. Their sugary sweet vocal harmonies sat perfectly with their huge fuzzy rawk riffs and it sounded oh so good!
Continue reading Veruca Salt : National Tour | September 2014 ** More Shows **
By popular demand, Meat Puppets have once again extended their upcoming Australian tour, adding two shows at Melbourne’s Ding Dong Lounge on Tuesday 27th May and Wednesday 28th May.
At the first show (27th), Meat Puppets will play a short ACOUSTIC set that will include much-loved Puppets songs ‘Oh Me’, ‘Lake of Fire’ and ‘Plateau’ (best known from the performance with Nirvana, during the band’s iconic MTV Unplugged set in 1993).
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After selling out her Melbourne show, the legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced a second date at Hamer Hall on Thursday 22 May.
Hailed as one of music’s leading ladies, Ms. Lauryn Hiill made history with her multiple Grammy wins and was a member of award-winning group The Fugees.
Released to massive critical acclaim, her debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a genre-bending record which blended R&B, doo-wop, pop, hip-hop, and reggae, and was lauded for its honest representation of life and relationships
Continue reading Ms. Lauryn Hill | Australian Shows | May 2014
Hailing from the remote island of Tasmania, Psycroptic have progressively carved a niche all their own within today’s overcrowded Metal scene. Staying clear of trends, the band incorporate many elements of music – extreme or otherwise – to capture a sound that is uniquely their own. Not to be pigeonholed, Psycroptic stand apart from the horde and add a fresh element in the extreme metal realm with their precise blend of brutality, intensity and groove.
Psycroptic’s latest album ‘The Inherited Repression’ which was released in February 2012, has been hailed by fans and the media as one of the most original and ‘fresh’ releases from within the metal realm in years!
Continue reading Psycroptic + Aborted announce National Tour for June 2014
“We sit around on couches, buying what we think makes us who we are, like a hungry ghost”, it was these words from Kalle Lasn’s book Culture Jam that resonated with Violent Soho’s Luke Boerdam and acted as a major influence on him while penning the Mansfield (4122) band’s highly acclaimed third record, Hungry Ghost, which has subsequently lead to ‘Soho’ (as their loyal fans refer to them as) enjoying a whirlwind of success over the last nine months.
Violent Soho will be heading out on their biggest national tour to date this July and taking Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band with them as special guest supports – a tour that promises to wow crowds all over the country and have kids jumping from everything in sight.
Continue reading VIOLENT SOHO announce biggest headline tour to date with special guests THE SMITH STREET BAND
Frontier Touring has announced that brother-sister duo Broods will be joining Ellie Goulding on her forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand!
This tops off what has been a huge year for Georgia and Caleb Nott from Nelson, New Zealand with the release of their hugely successful debut single ‘Bridges’ (watch the clip for ‘Bridges’ here) and their first self-titled EP (download Broods EP here).
Since its release in October last year, the single has racked up almost half a million plays on Soundcloud, in addition to the duo nearing 12,000 likes on Facebook!
Continue reading ELLIE GOULDING announces BROODS as support on Australia & New Zealand 2014 tour
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Following on from the immediate sell-out of the first of two performances at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, Kiwi chart-topper LORDE will return to Australia in April/May after wowing crowds across the US, including a pit stop at Chicago’s legendary Lollapalooza and her upcoming appearance at Coachella. Lorde is currently touring South America for Lollapalooza in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Now Frontier Touring is delighted to announce that electronic three-piece SAFIA will join Lorde as special guest on this exciting tour!
Continue reading LORDE announces SAFIA as special guest for headline shows in Apr/May 2014
Historically DARREN MIDDLETON is best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter from Australia’s most loved band POWDERFINGER.
His debut solo album “Translations” was released in November 2013 to an incredibly positive reception.
On Translations he presents that same knack for engaging melodies and driving motifs, but here couples it with homespun yarns amongst a loftier, intimate setting. – The Music
Continue reading Darren Middleton New Single ‘One Thing’ + Acoustic Tour
Tickets on sale now from www.360music.com.au
Rising Perth star Coin Banks and Melbourne’s LEVA will be joining 360 as main supports on all dates on the Utopia Regional Tour, alongside Lane Harry x Ike Campbell, also 360’s only support for his forthcoming date at the Eaton’s Hill Hotel in Brisbane this month, KALE for all Northern NSW shows, Lee Monro x Ello C in Wollongong, Mistress of Ceremony in Victoria, and Creed Birch opening proceedings for all WA shows.
Continue reading Tour News – 360 Announce Supports for the UTOPIA Regional Dates – 2015
Rabble-rousing, good times WA skate-punks The Decline are stoked to announce they’ll be unleashing a fresh 5-track EP and kicking off a national tour real soon. Pee Records are proud to present the fully crowd-funded, fully sick ‘Can I Borrow A Feeling?’ EP.
More than 8 years in and two albums deep, The Decline are a respected and recognisable name amongst the international punk community. 2013 was a stand-out year for the local stalwarts; they supported long time heroes Descendents, undertook a month-long European outing, a Japanese tour with 90’s So-Cal super-band Implants (members of Strung Out, Pulley) and an epic Australian tour with Isreali punkers Useless ID. These efforts earned them a WAMi nomination in the punk/hardcore category and ensured they came out of the gates strong in 2014, nabbing a coveted afternoon slot at the Perth Soundwave festival. It’s clear that the force rages strong with these guys.
Continue reading The Decline announce new EP And National Tour