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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

  CONCRETE BLONDE
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

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

Continue reading Stereosonic 2010 – Venue and Lineup Announcement

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.

Continue reading Amy Meredith ‘Restless’ Tour – Sept/Oct 2010

The Chemical Brothers – “Further” Australian Tour March 2011

Tickets Competition: We’ve got double passes to giveaway for The Chemical Brothers – Sydney show – on March 10th 2011! … See below for details.


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  There’s simply no denying the extraordinary skills of The Chemical Brothers, who are still at the very forefront of electronic musical culture, since first taking the planet by veritable storm back in the early 1990s.
Continue reading The Chemical Brothers – “Further” Australian Tour March 2011

Tap Dogs @ Capitol Theatre – Jan/Feb 2011


The beat of their tapping feet has reverberated around the world for 15 years, and now Australia’s TAP DOGS is returning home for a strictly limited season.

TAP DOGS, the internationally acclaimed dance sensation which has won 11 major international awards, created by Olivier Award winning choreographer Dein Perry, will set summer temperatures soaring from 5 January 2011 in a five-week season at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. TAP DOGS is designed and directed by Nigel Triffitt.

It will also mark the return of Australia’s International film and theatre star Adam Garcia to the Sydney stage leading the TAP DOGS troupe. Continue reading Tap Dogs @ Capitol Theatre – Jan/Feb 2011

GORILLAZ Announce PLASTIC BEACH Tour for December 2010


In May 2010, Plastic Beach arrived in Camden, UK as the music of Gorillaz was performed over two stunning nights to critical acclaim.

Chugg Entertainment has announced that in the wake of these Camden shows and headline performances at this year’s Coachella and Glastonbury festivals, Gorillaz will be making their long awaited live debut in Australia & New Zealand in December 2010. With headline performances so far this year featuring appearances from the full Gorillaz entourage including Bashy, De La Soul, Mick Jones & Paul Simonon (The Clash), Kano, Little Dragon, Mos Def, National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Gruff Rhys, Shaun Ryder and Bobby Womack, we can’t wait to see who’ll be making the journey to Australia… Continue reading GORILLAZ Announce PLASTIC BEACH Tour for December 2010

THE HOLIDAYS August Tour & Debut Album Release

Double-Pass Giveaway! We have double passes up for grabs to the ‘Hazy Shade Of Winter’ tour – Sydney and Melbourne shows! … See below for details.

The Holidays   Following the release of their new single ‘Golden Sky’, Sydney’s The Holidays will be hitting the road again this August for a series of East Coast shows.

The line up for the ‘Hazy Shade Of Winter’ tour also consists of Brisbane’s Hungry Kids of Hungary and New Zealand’s Artisan Guns.

Continue reading THE HOLIDAYS August Tour & Debut Album Release

Pat Benatar with Special Guests The Bangles – Touring October 2010

Four-time Grammy Award winning rocker PAT BENATAR is confirmed to tour Australia in October with special guests THE BANGLES. Also available for a limited time is the option to purchase BENATER’s live DVD “Summer Vacation” which never been released in Australia. Continue reading Pat Benatar with Special Guests The Bangles – Touring October 2010

Shadow Thieves CD launch ‘Space Between’ @ Hard Rock Cafe – Surfers Paradise – 27 Aug 2010

To coincide with the Shadow Thieves CD launch ‘Space Between’ @ Hard Rock Cafe, Surfers Paradise on the 27th August 2010, we have a few copies of the album up for grabs!… See below for details.

  Shadow Thieves perform a fusion of rock, indie, progressive rock, roots, funk and atmospheric music on the first wave of the socialistic digital age. The band consists of four key members; Matt Buckley, Jack Letizia, Joey Green and Cass Wilson. The project began as ‘ENACIO’ in early 2006 after performing with other local Gold Coast bands. The word soon spread, and national agency ‘The Pushworth Group‘ began to book the band shows including supports with Spiderbait, The Angels (Angel City),

Shihad, You Am I, Grinspoon and more. The band was later discovered by Blue Tongue Management, and was included in the 2009 Big Day Out, Loud Fest and Caxton Street Festivals. Continue reading Shadow Thieves CD launch ‘Space Between’ @ Hard Rock Cafe – Surfers Paradise – 27 Aug 2010

Rock legends Guns n’ Roses to play the 2010 Sydney Telstra 500!

  Global rock legends Guns N’ Roses will join the high octane charged V8 Supercar Championship Series to combine for a one-off East Coast concert at New South Wales’ premier sporting and entertainment event, the Sydney Telstra 500, at Sydney Olympic Park this December.

Continue reading Rock legends Guns n’ Roses to play the 2010 Sydney Telstra 500!

Soilwork – Australian Tour October 2010

“Soilwork are one of the 25 most important bands in Metal” – Alternative Press Magazine


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  Sweden’s melodic death metal masters Soilwork will be ripping up Aussie shores for only the third time in October this year. Touring on the back of the release of their eighth studio album, The Panic Broadcast, which drummer Dirk Verbeuren has described as “the true musical path of Soilwork”, the band will be bringing their killer live shows that The Metal Observer have dubbed “Metal with the fun factor in the driving seat”.

Continue reading Soilwork – Australian Tour October 2010