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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.

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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.

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Soilwork – Australian Tour October 2010

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


TheThe Panic Broadcast (Exclusive Bonus Version) – Soilwork
  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”.

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Giveaway: “Drawn From Bees” double pass and CD box set!

To celebrate the Drawn from Bees “Fear Not” National Tour, we’re excited to offer a fantastic Drawn From Bees giveaway! … See below for details.

  Arriving back to Australia after showcase performances for Musexpo and Music Matters across the UK, USA and Hong Kong, Drawn from Bees are about to jump right back on a plane to Sydney to embark on a national tour in support of their May 21 released album Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed.

Fear Not… is the band’s most multi-layered and complex release to date, juxtaposing Drawn from Bees’ most heartbreakingly beautiful songs with their most intellectual rock concepts and experimental soundscapes – sampling choirs and iPhones alike amongst almost spiritual laments of loss and love.

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Drawn from Bees “Fear Not” National Tour – July 2010

  Arriving back to Australia after showcase performances for Musexpo and Music Matters across the UK, USA and Hong Kong, Drawn from Bees are about to jump right back on a plane to Sydney to embark on a national tour in support of their May 21 released album Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed.

Fear Not… is the band’s most multi-layered and complex release to date, juxtaposing Drawn from Bees’ most heartbreakingly beautiful songs with their most intellectual rock concepts and experimental soundscapes – sampling choirs and iPhones alike amongst almost spiritual laments of loss and love.

Continue reading Drawn from Bees “Fear Not” National Tour – July 2010

The Brand New Heavies Tour – August 2010

  Illusive Entertainment announced that legendary British soul funk band “The Brand New Heavies” [TBNH] are finally making their way to Australia for their first ever live shows, in intimate venues in Sydney and Melbourne. If that wasn’t enough to get people excited, “The Brand New Heavies” Australian Tour will consist of the four original members – Simon Bartholomew on guitar, Jan Kincaid on drums, Andrew Levy playing bass and fan favorite original lead singer N’Dea Davenport on vocals.

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You Me At Six and The Audition – Australian Tour September 2010

  Since 2007, it’s been a whirlwind for You Me At Six; including nominations for two Kerrang! awards as Best British Newcomer and Best British Band.

You Me At Six won the hearts of pop-punk fans worldwide with their debut album ‘Take Off Your Colours’. However it’s their new effort ‘Hold me Down’ that completes their metamorphosis.

It’s all there; ferocious vocals and chantable one-liners. It’s brilliant and “is set to catapult You Me At Six into all kinds of new places…it’s near perfect” – Change The Record. Continue reading You Me At Six and The Audition – Australian Tour September 2010

Grinspoon “Six To Midnight” Tour – new dates added July-Sep 2010

  Overwhelmed by demand to play shows in regional areas. Aussie rockers Grinspoon announce an extensive new run of new dates for their Six To Midnight Tour.

With the tour starting on the 29th of July in Tasmania the show will see the lads weave their way through the ACT, regional New South Wales and Victoria before hitting the last stretch of the tour in South Australia.

The hugely successful first leg of the tour in March, saw the band playing at “Sold-Out” venues like The Enmore Theatre and HiFi Bar in Melbourne to a very energetic crowds. Grinspoon are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with their regional fans with their amazing show and unique support line-up. Continue reading Grinspoon “Six To Midnight” Tour – new dates added July-Sep 2010

ART vs SCIENCE Announce New Single and Tour – Aug/Sep 2010

Sydney’s ART vs SCIENCE have crammed the kind of heady ascent experienced by the luckiest of bands into a timeline that belies their few short years. From regional pubs to national festivals to…trains, the three-piece have built a massive following on the basis of two simple abiding principles:

In doing so they’ve become a live powerhouse; selling out shows, ascending to festival favourites the nation over, staying up all night and sometimes right into the morning and regularly arresting the eyes and ears of all who witness their peculiar brand of madness. Or as one international headliner recently squeezed: “how am I supposed to follow that?” Continue reading ART vs SCIENCE Announce New Single and Tour – Aug/Sep 2010

Enter Shikari Headline Australian Tour – September 2010

Enter Shikari return with their genre defying sound this September for their 1st Australian headline tour, with nation – wide support from Melbourne prog metalcore sextet, House Vs Hurricane.

Having twice visited our shores on board the Big Day Out and Soundwave Festivals respectively, this September sees Britains most explosive post- hardcore act Enter Shikari head to Australia for their first ever headline tour!
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Hungry Kids of Hungary “Shady Haze of Winter” Tour August 2010

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.

  As announced by lead singer/guitarist Dean McGrath on triple j, Hungry Kids of Hungary will hit the road in August, embarking on, let’s call it, a pre-album release warm-up, bringing back to Aussie audiences what the world has been enjoying for the past two months. The band has toured extensively across America and the UK playing such famed venues as The Viper Room in Los Angeles, the Mercury Lounge in NYC, the Borderline in London and the Camden Barfly.

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