Brant Bjork. The Low Desert Punk has again put together a band of serious rock players. His most “ideal” unit yet. Featuring Dave Dinsmore on bass (Che, Bl’ast), Bubba Dupree on guitar (Void, Hater) and Tont Tornay on drums (Fatso Jetson, Chuck Dukowski). A new band with old school, heavy, calssic punk and rock roots but also a band with a fresh attitude of fire and urgency. Nightmare Music will bring this new band to Australia for the first time this May/June for their debut tour.
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IEG and Ginnen Group in association with Channel [V] and MAX have announced the very first Australian Tour of legendary 90’s R&B girl group TLC. From humble Atlanta beginnings to global superstardom, 5 x Grammy Winner’s TLC are the biggest selling American female group of all time with a phenomenal 65 million record sales worldwide. With a catalogue of some of the biggest hits of the 90’s including “Creep”, “Aint Too Proud To Beg” and #1 selling single “Waterfalls” through to three Top 5 hits in Australia – “No Scrubs”, “Diggin On You”, and “Unpretty” in the early 2000’s, TLC have left an indelible mark on the music industry. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas recently started touring again, and caught the world’s attention with the 2013 release of their VH1 Biopic “Crazy Sexy Cool” which chronicles their rise to fame and their struggles along the way. The ladies kick off their Australian Tour in Sydney on June 6th, and finish in Perth on June 13th.
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Kate Miller-Heidke has the critics raving with her fourth studio album, and first independent release, O Vertigo! The album playfully redefines the boundaries of her unique style of indie pop whilst pushing her voice into uncharted vocal terrain. Made possible by the support of Kate’s army of loyal fans who funded the album through PledgeMusic in a record-breaking 3 days, it was released in March and garnered rave reviews along with a top 5 debut on the ARIA album chart.
Kate launched the album to her fans in capital cities with a sold-out series of intimate acoustic shows, featuring long-term collaborator Keir Nuttall on guitar and musical freak-genius John Rodgers on violin and piano. The trio will now embark on an extensive tour of regional centres to premiere songs from O Vertigo!, along with old favourites. Tickets for Kate Miller-Heidke’s national tour go on sale Thursday 22 May.
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50 years since Beatlemania in Australia
Formed from the West End cast of the Broadway musical ‘Beatlemania’; The Bootleg Beatles are the world’s premier Beatles show.
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The Blackbird tour will see Dan Sultan touring for close to two months, visiting every state in the country including capital cities and smaller, regional towns. Sultan will be backed by a full band at all shows, with gig-goers in capital cities treated to a little extra glitz from a big-band set-up.
The past few months have seen the award-winning Melbourne artist deliver smouldering live performances – both in support of Bruce Springsteen and on his own ‘Under Your Skin’ headline dates.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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