Category Archives: Sydney

BARONESS Australian club shows announced! Oct/Nov 2010

  Rising from the Savannah swamplands in 2003, BARONESS have exploded onto the musical landscape with a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, which has elevated them from the rest of the metal pack.

Their debut ‘Red Album’ sat the metal community fairly and squarely on its ass with its sonic vision; colossal riffs and haunting

vocals rolling like thunder across epic songs spanning both the intense and the sublime. The album was so impressive Revolver Magazine named it Album of the Year.
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CALLING ALL CARS “Hold, Hold, Fire” tour – Sep/Oct 2010

  It has finally happened… local Melbourne lads, Calling All Cars, have announced at long last the launch of their “Hold, Hold, Fire” tour.

Although the album was released in March the boys have been touring relentlessly, supporting the likes of Cog, Grinspoon, The Butterfly Effect, and a little known Australian rock band that go by the name of AC/DC, and have only just had a spare moment to squeeze in some headline shows of their own.

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Manic Street Preachers (UK) ‘Postcards From A Young Man’ Australian Tour – November 2010


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Manic Street Preachers, one of the UK’s premier alternative rock bands, make their long awaited return to Australia this November to play blistering shows across the nation.

Hot on the heels of their forthcoming album, the Manics will embark on a rousing 23- date UK tour before heading to Brisbane to begin their Australian tour.

The Manics will perform landmark tracks lifted from throughout their stellar 20-year career, plus songs from their highly anticipated new studio album, Postcards from a Young Man, scheduled for a September 24 release through Sony Music.

The first single to the taken from the band’s latest album offering will be It’s Not War (Just The End Of Love), classic alternative rock, Manics style. The twelve-track album also features guests Ian McCulloch, John Cale and Duff McKagen.

Continue reading Manic Street Preachers (UK) ‘Postcards From A Young Man’ Australian Tour – November 2010

Cancer Bats – more Australian dates added!

BRACE YOURSELF CANCER BATS FANS, YOU’RE IN FOR A TREAT WITH MORE AUSTRALIAN SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

  They’ve birthed a grimy hardcore giant and hailed a more metal-centric destroyer, but in 2010, CANCER BATS dropped their heaviest and deadliest offering to date with’ Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones’. Not only will they be bringing their rhythmic ferocity on stage alongside heavy weights Bullet for My Valentine and Bring Me the Horizon in September, but Cancer Bats are treating their fans with additional shows added to the Australian leg of the tour.

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PEATS RIDGE ANNOUNCE ARTIST LINE UP FOR 2010!

  What happens when you put thousands of smiling people in a beautiful valley, over a three day period, showcase music, arts and culture across 9 stages and bring in the New Year… PEATS RIDGE!

Peats Ridge is a festival that has been described as a ‘sensual explosion’ (novafm.com.au), ‘colourful and memorable’ (pagesonline.it) and a ‘musical circus’ (Reverb). Last year saw 10,000 patrons, filled with enthusiasm and excitement, ascend on the valley and with glowing reviews, it was a shining success enjoyed by all.

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MM9 ‘Let It Take Over’ National Tour 2010

  Sydney based genre defying MM9 are about to hit the road to celebrate the release of their latest single ‘Let It Take Over’ and tickets are selling fast! The boys are fresh from the national tour with Karnivool as the main support, which won them rave reviews across the country from fans and critics alike.

MM9 is a band whose versatility is matched only by the sheer potency of their stage presence. While maintaining a tireless schedule of touring throughout 2008/2009, MM9 finally released their highly anticipated first full length album ‘The Air Between’ in March, achieving at Top 10 AIR Chart debut. Constantly looking forward, always evolving, MM9 are a band to listen to, witness, and lose yourself in.

‘The Air Between’ uniquely combines elements of heavy rock and electro, littered with guitar-driven melodies and was mixed by Mike Barbiero (Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Anthrax) and co-produced by Daniel Sutherland and Evan McHugh.
It’s an ambitious project, and one that further solidifies the hard-edge electro-rockers as one of Australia’s most exciting
and unique musical propositions in recent times.

“By the end of their set, they had clearly won over a sizable amount of the audience, who whooped and cheered graciously, chuffed from having witnessed such a clean set delivered with no frills or spills” – BMA Mag

MM9’s ‘Let It Take Over’ Tour: Tickets on sale now
Friday, 10 September 2010
Kiama Leagues Club, Kiama, NSW
139 Terralong St, Kiama, NSW 2533
W/ Fires Were Started, The Sacred Truth, One Dark Day, Drowning Bella
$12.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $15.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets and the venue

Saturday, 11 September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
The Maram, Canberra, ACT
Level 1, Unit 9, 38 Gartside Street, Wanniassa ACT 2903
W/ Escape Syndrome, Super Best Friends
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Friday, 17 September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2011
W/ The Dead Love, Chemical Transport
$15.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $18.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Saturday, 18th September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne, VIC
229 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
W/ Head Filled Attraction, Bellusira
$15.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $18.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Club Coffs, Coffs Harbour, NSW
59 – 61 West High Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
W/ Matty Effin Morrison, The Outcome
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets

Thursday, 23 September 2010
Miami Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
2049 Gold Coast Highway, Miami, QLD 4220
W/ Felinedown, End To Chivalry
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix Outlets

Friday, 24 September 2010 – SELLING FAST!
The Step Inn, Brisbane, QLD
186 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
W/ Felinedown, Arctic, Perspectiv
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets

Saturday, 25 September 2010
B&S Ball, Goondawindi, QLD
Goondiwindi Showground
W/ Grinspoon
Corner of Boundary Road and Old Cunningham Hwy, Goondawindi, QLD 4390
Tickets and information available from www.thepluckedduck.org.au

Friday, 1 October 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA
173 Hindley Street, Adelaide SA 5000
W/ The Killlgirls, thekillbotfactory
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets and Venuetix
phonecharge 08 8225 8888 or www.venuetix.com.au

Saturday, 2 October 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Amplifier Bar, Perth, WA
383 Murray St Perth, WA 6000
W/ The Siren Tower, I, Said Sparrow
$14.00 Plus Booking Fee Presale & $17.00 On the Door If Available.
Tickets available from www.mm9.oztix.com.au, Oztix phonecharge 1300 762 545 or and all Oztix outlets and Moshtix
outlets, phonecharge 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com and Heatseeker outlets, Heatseeker phonecharge 08 6210
2850 or www.heatseeker.com.au

Thursday, 4 November 2010
The Harp Hotel, NSW
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Friday, 5 November 2010
Manly Fisho’s, NSW
Tickets available here – Moshtix

Saturday, 13 November 2010 – SELLING FAST!
Cambridge Hotel, NSW
Tickets available here – Moshtix

“I found their mixture of fast-paced electro/rock/dance music irresistible” – The Point Brisbane

ALBUM ‘THE AIR BETWEEN’ AVAILABLE NOW CD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

www.mm9.com.au
www.myspace.com/mmnine

Children Collide ‘Theory Of Everything’ Tour – September 2010

  In a move set to unite theorists and mystics of the world, Children Collide return with their highly anticipated second album, Theory Of Everything (out 27 August 2010).

The Theory of Everything, a piece of theoretical physics that attempts to explain all the fundamental interactions of nature and the universe, has formed the title for the album.

Whilst the divine powers of the tarot’s major arcana inspired the Melbourne bands latest album. Continue reading Children Collide ‘Theory Of Everything’ Tour – September 2010

Crowded House ‘Intriguer’ Tour – November 2010

Crowded House, some of Australasia’s favourite sons and one of the most exceptional and enduring bands worldwide, will embark on a national tour this November, celebrating and enjoying the release of the new album ‘Intriguer’.

Returning to Australia following tours of the UK, Europe and US, where the live reviews have been incredible and performances tearing the house down at every venue, the band have been touring in support of their new album ‘Intriguer’. The Crowdies will be on stage for two hours… and more, delivering music the way no other band can with charismatic, hit-fuelled shows for which they are renowned for around the globe. Continue reading Crowded House ‘Intriguer’ Tour – November 2010

SOUNDWAVE RETURNS, BIGGER, BETTER & GOING WHERE NO FESTIVAL HAS GONE BEFORE.

There used to be a saying at Soundwave that no one band is bigger than the festival …

That saying will be tested in 2011 as we proudly announce a rare chance to see rock legends IRON MAIDEN as the headline artist for next years festival. Maiden are one of the few artists that inspire loyalty and worship by a constantly growing army that spans several generations of not only fans, but other rock musicians ranging from todays biggest metal bands to pop icons.

What makes Iron Maiden unique amongst their peers is that the band has never lost their creative touch and their ability to deliver album after album of greatness. Just when you would think there cannot be another hitherto undiscovered original yet amazing guitar riff; Maiden turn up with another album full of new classics to add to metal and rocks greatest back
catalogue.

Only a fool would bet against the bands upcoming album, The Final Frontier, being anything less than a masterpiece. Only a fool would bet against Iron Maiden, period.

Maiden will be bringing with them the full stage production that featured in their hugely successful recent tour of North America, where they played to almost 400,000 fans over the 25 shows. And of course that includes Eddies
latest incarnation..!!

Joining our gargantuan headliners is a cast of rock, punk and metal luminaries, headed by the regal guitar rock of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, metal gods SLAYER, indie pioneers PRIMUS, the incomparable SLASH and fifty or so other international artists who form the who is who of cutting edge music for the coming decade.

And that is just the 1st announcement…

IRON MAIDEN ARENA SHOWS
Iron Maidens appearances at Soundwave are part of their Final Frontier World Tour and the band will also play two extra arena shows in Melbourne (Feb 23) and Sydney (Feb 24) prior to the start of Soundwave. For more details please
see below-

We promised our Australian fans in 2008 that it would not take too long to return and we are delighted to have not only kept our promise but also to be headlining Australias greatest Metal Festival, Soundwave, along with a couple of arena shows beforehand to rev up the batteries!! To say that we are greatly looking forward to this is a major understatement, with so many great bands in the Soundwave line up this promises to be one hell of an event!! – Bruce Dickinson
WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

MELBOURNE, HISENSE ARENA

www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY
SYDNEY, ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100
Special presales will be available to Maiden fan club members from Tuesday
10 August Midday to Wednesday 11 August 5pm go to www.ironmaiden.com
for more details.
General Public on sale: Thursday 12 August, 9am.

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL VENUES AND DATES

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011
SATURDAY 26 BRISBANE, RNA SHOWGROUNDS
SUNDAY 27 SYDNEY, EASTERN CREEK RACEWAY
FRIDAY 4 MELBOURNE, SHOWGROUNDS
SATURDAY 5 ADELAIDE, BONYTHON PARK
MONDAY 7 PERTH, STEEL BLUE OVAL

To be eligible for the Soundwave Festival members pre sale you must be
registered as a member on the Festival website www.soundwavefestival.com


Soundwave members pre sale:
Tuesday 17 August 9am, Brisbane
Wednesday 18 August 9am, Sydney
Thursday 19 August 9am, Melbourne
Friday 20 August 9am, Adelaide and Perth

General Public on sale: Thursday 26 August, 9am
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CONCRETE BLONDE – 20 Years of ‘Bloodletting’ Australian Tour – October 2010

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20 Years of Bloodletting: “The Vampires Rise”

Concrete Blonde will return to Australia to perform and celebrate the music of their classic album ‘Bloodletting’ and other essential songs featured throughout the Concrete Blonde album catalogue which includes; Concrete Blonde, Free, Walking In London and Mexican Moon.

From the release of their eponymous album back in 1986, the music of Concrete Blonde gained a loyal audience in Australia with their popularity increasing with the release of each album and subsequent tours. In June 1990 the track ‘Joey’ from the album ‘Bloodletting’ found them at the top of the Australian singles chart; confirming them as one of the favourite touring acts of that year and ensuring future and frequent tours of Australia for the following fifteen years. Midway through 2006 the band announced that they had ‘retired’ from touring and recording. Continue reading CONCRETE BLONDE – 20 Years of ‘Bloodletting’ Australian Tour – October 2010

RIHANNA: LAST GIRL ON EARTH TOUR – February/March 2011


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Optus and Michael Coppel present Rihanna live in concert around Australia this summer in her ‘LAST GIRL ON EARTH’ tour.

The iconic multi-platinum, multi-award winning global megastar, Rihanna will make her highly anticipated return to Australia in February and March 2011 for her first shows here since 2008.

Tickets go on general public sale at 9am Friday August 20, with pre-sales commencing August 9.
Continue reading RIHANNA: LAST GIRL ON EARTH TOUR – February/March 2011

Washington ‘I Believe You, Liar’ Tour – August-September 2010


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I Believe You Liar – Washington
  “I see them as sonic Polaroids, they all belong together.” That’s how Megan Washington assesses her stunning debut album, I Believe You, Liar (out 30 July 2010): a series of snapshots spanning 24 years, taking in everything from family to friends, crushes to heartbreak, trust, love, loss, lust, guilt, joy and everything in between. The album features Washington favourites Cement, Clementine, How To Tame Lions, Rich Kids and the new single Sunday Best.

Sunday Best is a story about lust and breaking up; Meg says “it just basically sounds like ‘I wanna have sex with you’ – which is, really, what it’s about”.

On July 30, Washington release their album with a sunset gig at Splendour In The Grass. Their performance will mark the beginning of a national tour celebrating the release of their album, and what promises to be one of the best Australian tours of the year!

Continue reading Washington ‘I Believe You, Liar’ Tour – August-September 2010

Stereosonic 2010 – Venue and Lineup Announcement

 

Saturday 27th Nov – SYDNEY – Sydney Showgrounds – Main Arena & Surrounds
12pm-11pm (Gates open 11:45am) – Buy Tickets

Sunday 28th Nov – PERTH* – Claremont Showground
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:30am) – Buy Tickets

Saturday 4th Dec – ADELAIDE – Bonython Park
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:45am) – Buy Tickets

Saturday 4th Dec – MELBOURNE – Melbourne Showgrounds
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:45am)- Buy Tickets

Sunday 5th Dec – BRISBANE – RNA Showgrounds
12pm-10pm (Gates open 11:45am) – Buy Tickets

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John Butler Trio Launch New Video, Live EP and Tour

  On April 3rd this year, the John Butler Trio took to the stage at the Apple store Sydney to perform an exclusive up close and personal performance for their fans. At the completion of what was an incredible and intimate set the band were elated to share the news that their ‘April Uprising’ album had entered the ARIA albums chart at number one, the band’s third consecutive album to do so.

It is with great pleasure the John Butler Trio announce that outstanding in-store performance is exclusively available as a download from Apple’s iTunes Australia store from Tuesday July 27th. The John Butler Trio Live From Sydney EP features 3 tracks from the ‘April Uprising’ album including the current emotive single ‘Revolution’, the major hit single ‘One Way Road’ and live favourite ‘Johnny’s Gone’ as well as two classic crowd favourites in ‘Better Than’ taken from the ‘Grand National’ album and ‘Zebra’ from the hugely successful ‘Sunrise Over Sea’ album that broke it all wide open for the band worldwide. Continue reading John Butler Trio Launch New Video, Live EP and Tour

Amy Meredith ‘Restless’ Tour – Sept/Oct 2010

  Amy Meredith are excited to announce details of their headline RESTLESS TOUR, after what has an been an incredible start to 2010. The tour takes in 18 dates across Australia this September and October, and comes off the back of huge chart success with their smash hit single Lying and debut album Restless.

The band released their debut album Restless last week, where it debuted on the national ARIA charts at #8, following Lying smashing into the Top Ten of the ARIA singles chart. They will soon be supporting Aussie rockers Grinspoon around the country, before heading out as headliners on their own tour to take
their tunes to the masses.

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