**** Tour Update ****
Due to overwhelming demand a second Melbourne show on Thursday, 18 September, at the Palais Theatre has been added to Tina Arena’s National Reset Tour.
Tina said today “I’m overwhelmed and thrilled with the amazing reaction from fans for The Reset Tour, my first pop show in ten years. Thank you all!”
Tickets for the 2nd Melbourne concert will be on sale from 10.00 am, Monday 31 March, 2014, from www.Ticketmaster.com.au / 136100.
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CARCASS are back and back at what they do best! Writing and releasing the choicest of cuts in their highly influential way. With ‘Surgical Steel’, CARCASS has risen to the occasion and given fans an album that holds up to their classic repertoire, delivering another milestone and is undoubtedly just what the doctor ordered! Everything a CARCASS fan could want is on this record, with every era of the band represented.
Continue reading Carcass announce Australian tour – June 2014 | Supports Announced
The Acacia Strain don’t like labels. Who does? Instead, they’re just an all encompassing ‘Heavy’ and heavy has no boundaries. Since forming in Massachusetts USA in 2001, the band have released six album, two splits, done an awesome cover of Slayer’s Seasons In The Abyss, toured with everyone from Hatebreed to Crowbar to The Casualties (and so many variously styled bands in between), played the Warped Tour and cracked the top 200 with two albums. Simply being ‘Heavy’ releases the shackles and truly lets a band do what they want. In 2012 they signed to Rise Records and released their latest and most crushing effort Death Is The Only Mortal. Later that same year they were involved in a rollover accident but it only slowed them down, it did not stop them.
Continue reading The Acacia Strain | Announce National Tour for April/May 2014
Joining the lineup in Brisbane will be the eclectic metal five-piece The Matador, whose live show is one of the best in the city. Rounding out that bill will be the lush and melancholic ambient duo theseashallnothavethem.
In Adelaide, support comes from fiery metal quartet Valiant Jones. They’ll be joined by the brooding, doom-tinged ambience of instrumental trio Last Days of Kali.
Continue reading Russian Circles announce Australian Tour April/May 2014 – Local Supports Announced!
ROBYN HITCHCOCK (The Soft Boys)
& STEVE KILBEY (The Church)
INSECTS AND STARS
With Special Guest Dave Mason (The Reels) in Melbourne & Sydney
“I thought: pity the poor in spirit who know neither the enchantment nor the beauty of language.” Muriel Barbery
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Announced last October, Kate Miller-Heidke’s O Vertigo! Tour, named after her forthcoming first independently release album out March 14th, has received overwhelming interest from her fans. Today Kate is pleased to announce a second show at The Tivoli in Brisbane on Sunday April 6th.
The singer-songwriter from Brisbane is successfully using the direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic to fund the release. As well as pre-orders and merchandise bundles, the campaign offers fans irresistible packages with personal experiences from Kate such as private house gigs and happy birthday phone calls. Pledgers instantly receive a download of a free 11-track live album recorded on Kate’s extraordinary ‘Heavenly Sounds’ tour conducted last year in churches and cathedrals around the country and will also receive a download of the new album ‘O Vertigo!’ on release day, Friday March 14th 2014.
Continue reading Kate Miller-Heidke’s O Vertigo! Tour selling out, second Brisbane show now added
Australia’s favourite artist/adopted daughter Lorde is pleased to announce a run of huge dates around the country next month.
Since emerging just 18 months ago, the 17 year old’s achievements have been numerous and significant, thanks to a string of instant-classic singles (Royals, Tennis Court, Team) and a classy debut, Pure Heroine: 350 million+ Youtube views; record-breaking chart results around the world; a couple of Grammys and a Brit Award; and critical praise from everyone from Kanye to Bowie, to name but a few.
Continue reading Lorde announces all-ages tour this April/May
Scottish rock band, Biffy Clyro, have announced that they will return to Australia in September for a national headline tour. Having just finished touring on Soundwave Festival with two SOLD OUT headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, punters should move quick to see the band in all major cities.
Biffy Clyro have firmly established themselves as one of the biggest bands in the UK following the amazing success of their current album Opposites – which debuted at #1 in the UK and #22 in Australia. The album features radio hits Black Chandelier, Biblical and Sounds Like Balloons. The band just released an exclusive Australian Tour Edition of Opposites to support their recent appearance on Soundwave 2014. The tour edition is a 2CD pack including the standard version of Opposites plus ‘Opposites – Live From Glasgow’ featuring tracks from Opposites as well as Biffy classics – Mountains, Many Of Horror and Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies.
Continue reading Tour News | Biffy Clyro are set to return to Australia in September!
Melbourne’s BORIS THE BLADE are preparing to unleash their crushing debut album ‘The Human Hive’ on May 19, 2014.
‘The Human Hive’ is the eagerly anticipated debut full length that follows the devastating heavy EP ‘Tides Of Damnation’ which was released back in 2011.
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KillRockStar Entertainment presents the 2014 Australian return of New Jersey stoner lords Monster Magnet!
**** Tour Update – Supports Announced! ****
Ahead of their upcoming Australian tour Monster Magnet have just named the full line up of local acts who will joining the space rock legends to blow minds across the country this April.
Main support in each city will come from two-piece hell raisers King Of The North. Since exploding onto the Melbourne music scene in early 2012 this guitar/drum duo have had punters and pundits alike raving about their massive sound and killer live shows. Pioneering the 3 from 1 guitar technique (making the sound of 2 guitars plus a bass guitar simultaneously from just one guitar), first timers are often left looking for the extra guitarists amidst the wall of sound. Add to the equation one of the most dynamic and solid drummers around and you have a rock n roll band like no other and one of the country’s most exciting new acts.
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Gary Numan is a truly unique artist and everybody knows it. And he is back in black and ready to darken Australia and New Zealand once again!
Never one to let the past remain his legacy, Gary released his 20th album at the end of 2013. Splinter has been described by Filter Magazine as “mechanized, sci-fi mini-operas.. awesomely grandiose”. It can be considered one of the best albums he has ever produced and Numan shows no signs of slowing down with a return tour to Australia confirmed for May 2014!
Continue reading ￼Gary Numan | ‘Splinter’ Australian & NZ Tour 2014
Quite possibly the most destructive and heaviest tour of the year will roar across the nation this May with US tech-death giants, Origin leading, A Million Dead Birds Laughing and Eternal Rest through a six date reign of terror.
One of the most intense and technical forces in the contemporary death metal world, Origin have staked their claim as leaders of the new wave of extremity. Their fifth album, Entity, is a blueprint for frantic, hell paced grinds of sonic torment seamlessly mixed with churning grooves and some incredibly catchy hooks. With new vocalist Jason Keyser out the front, the band are prepped to tear Australia a new one.
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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’S ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ album was a watershed moment in metal in 2002 as it heralded the birth of ‘Metalcore’. Now, more than a decade later, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have reunited with original singer Jesse Leach. “This change is very exciting,” the band said upon announcing Leach’s triumphant return. “We know you’re going to love it. This is truly a new era in KsE history and it is ready to shred your face off.”
Continue reading Killswitch Engage announce Australian tour – April 2014