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Joe Bonamassa has just announced his 2014 Australian tour dates. Kicking off in Sydney on September 14, the tour finishes up a week later in Perth on September 21, after performances in Adelaide and Melbourne.
The new live show will offer two stellar band line-ups with Joe Bonamassa dividing the show in half, offering audiences both a full acoustic and full electric set. This will be Bonamassa’s first time performing a full acoustic set in Australia for local audiences.
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Legendary punk / pop / metal / psych hybrid Sydney band the Hard-ons have announced the supports for their upcoming 30th anniversary tour of Australia, which kicks off later this month in Adelaide – and joining them at their hometown show in Sydney are very special guests Cosmic Psycho’s
To be exact, on the 21st of July 2014 the middle-aged yet brilliant trio will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their inaugural public appearance. In 1984, on that day, the multiracial band of bare-chested teenage misfits climbed onto a pub stage for the first time. It is fair to say, they have not looked back.
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Touring Australia for the first time since the brutal Failed States album was released in 2012, Propagandhi bring their celebrated and feared combination of punk rock and melodic hardcore to ten shows in nine cities this May/June!
Their first release on Epitaph Records, Failed States willfully careens between brazen metallic tendencies and the ragged punk rock roots of Propagandhi’s earlier work, further raising the lyrical and musical bar set by their critically-acclaimed 2009 release, Supporting Cast(e). One of the band’s most forward thinking and musically varied albums to date, Failed States reaffirms the Canadian four piece as not only one of the most consistently innovative bands musically, but as a damning voice in socio-political affairs.
Continue reading Propagandhi “You Call That A Knife?” Australian Tour 2014 – Supports Announced
Live Nation has announced that legendary Swedish pop-rockers ROXETTE are returning to Australia for a national tour in summer 2015.
After the 2011-2012 World Tour that took them around the globe twice over, playing to more than 1.5 million people in 46 countries including our very own shores, Roxette – Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle – are ready to do it all again with the Aussie leg of their world tour kicking off in February, joined on all shows by special guests Boom Crash Opera.
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Sometimes s#%t happens…Unfortunately the Toxic Holocaust & Skeletonwitch tour slated for April was cancelled at last minute due to Joel Grind from Toxic being diagnosed with a serious throat condition which required immediate action lest he lose his voice for good.
He is currently in recovery and sharpening the blades with his sights set on a November reschedule which will see the Holocaust back in our lands ready to rip them apart with their old school nuclear thrash attack. Their latest and greatest album, Chemistry Of Consciousness will be just over a year old by then so the songs will be refined into lethal weapons and the band will be a fine tuned wrecking machine.
Continue reading **CANCELLED ** Toxic Holocaust & Iron Reagan | ‘Venomous Infestation’ Australia & NZ Tour | November 2014
Melbourne based Jeff Lang is known for his unique nature and diverse musical palette, that is shown in his music as a songwriter, a collaborator, a guitar virtuoso and lyricist. Jeff Lang is a storyteller through his music with an ability to leave his song interpretations open to the individual.
With 14 studio albums under his belt, two of which he collected ARIA awards for – “Carried In Mind” won the 2012 ARIA award for “Best Blues & Roots” and Jeff’s world music project Djan Djan won the 2010 ARIA for “Best World Release”, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer.
Continue reading Jeff Lang “I Live In My Head A Lot These Days” National Tour | June-July 2014
Prepare your senses for a dual barrelled symphonic metal onslaught when Italy’s Fleshgod Apocalypse and Greece’s Septicflesh embark on their long awaited and much anticipated first tours of our fine land.
Italy’s brutal/symphonic horde Fleshgod Apocalypse have forged an identity within the extreme metal world and the underground metal scene by delivering a unique blend of technical death metal interspersed with symphonic elements that have led them to acclaim with fans and critics alike. Their latest release Labyrinth hones in on the band’s unique traits such as their grand symphonic arrangements giving fans everything they could hope for and more that takes the band’s signature sound to new euphoric heights.
Continue reading Septicflesh and Fleshgod Apocalypse Touring Australia 2014
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.
Continue reading Boy & Bear Announce ‘Get Up & Dance’ National Theatre Tour
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