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Tour News : BILLY BRAGG ‘One Step Forward. Two Steps Back’ Australian Tour

Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that Billy Bragg will be returning for a very special tour entitled “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” In each city Braggwill perform three unique shows on consecutive nights. The first night’s performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career. The second will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), its similarly raw follow-up Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). The third performance will see Bragg perform songs from his second three albums: the positively jangled Workers Playtime (1988), the pop classic Don’t Try This at Home (1991) and the back-to-basics William Bloke (1996). 
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Tour News : AMERICA – 50th Anniversary Tour

Best known for their classic hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s including ‘Ventura Highway’, ‘Horse with No Name’, ‘I Need You’, ‘Don’t Cross the River’, ‘Tin Man’, ‘Sister Golden Hair’, and ‘You Can Do Magic”, AMERICA return to Australia and New Zealand to kick start summer later this year.

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Q&A with Grinspoon drummer Kris Hopes

by Meghan Player

Aussie rockers Grinspoon are heading back out on the road for their epic Chemical Hearts national tour in October and November 2019 (Click here for tour details).

We caught up with Grinspoon drummer Kris Hopes ahead of the tour.
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Postmodern Jukebox announce touring cast to tour Australia and NZ – 2019

Scott Bradlee announced today the spectacular cast that will be touring Australia and New Zealand in September 2019 as they bring back the roaring twenties on the Postmodern Jukebox ‘Welcome To The Twenties 2.0’ tour.
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Country to Country Australia : Final Line-up And Stage Roster Announced


C2C: COUNTRY TO COUNTRY
SYDNEY AND BRISBANE – SEPTEMBER 2019

FINAL LINE-UP AND STAGE ROSTER ANNOUNCED

ERIC PASLAY * RAELYNN * LACY CAVALIER (USA)
* JESS MOSKALUKE (CAN)

ADAM ECKERSLEY BAND * CASEY BARNES

will join superstar headliner Tim McGraw – plus Kelsea Ballerini, Midland,
Drake White and The Big Fire, The McClymonts, Travis Collins, Andrew Swift, Judah Kelly, Kaylee Bell, Sinead Burgess and Jody Direen


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THE MARK OF CAIN “Battlesick” 30th Anniversary National Tour – October 2019

The Mark Of Cain return to the stage this October performing their debut album Battlesick in its entirety.

Originally released in 1989 via indie Adelaide label Dominator Battlesick sounded like no Australian album before it or since. Tracks like Wake Up, Dead Man’s Mail, The Setback, Call in Anger and the title track addressed the fear of dreams, the threat of death, anger over disappointment and personal setbacks; not exactly the subject matter of an era when Kylie Minogue was queen and Ratcat were primed to become the pinnacle of the underground. It did not chart and in Australia it was barely heard out of Adelaide however, it’s resonance did find an audience even if that audience had to come from places farer rather than near.
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Album Review : KIRK FLETCHER – HOLD ON

Review by Peter Coates – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

KIRK FLETCHER – HOLD ON

Another new name to me from the big wide world of the blues, and another cracking example of the quality of blues guitarists out there today – with a handful of solo albums behind him, as well as three years in The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kirk Fletcher has one of the more soulful voices, twinned with a guitar style that brings to mind the likes of Carlos Santana, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, Gary Clarke Jr and Eric Gales to name just a few!
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Photo Gallery : Take My Soul supported by Father Deer Hands + Some Heard Trouble + PSTCRDS at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 July 2019

Photographer : Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Take My Soul at The Cambridge, Newcastle – 11 July 2019
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Take My Soul at The Cambridge, Newcastle – 11 July 2019
Photographer : Ben Hosking

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Kirk Fletcher (USA) 2020 Australian Tour announced

Considered one of the finest modern blues guitarists in the world and a bonafide can’t-miss live performer, Gerard Allman Events are proud to announce that Kirk Fletcher will make a welcome return to Australia in February 2020 – and this time he’s bringing his European band – Jonny Henderson on Keys and Bass and Matt Brown on drums – with him. Tickets to all shows are on sale now, with full tour details below.
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Event News : The BIG TOP Spectacular – ZIRK! CIRCUS

For the first time in Australia, ZIRK! CIRCUS – The Big Top Spectacular commences its national tour of Australia this July.
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Tour News : ARCHITECTS – HOLY HELL – Australian Tour 2019

As fans gear up for their arrival in just a few months, Architects have today confirmed that POLARIS and WHILE SHE SLEEPS will join them across their 5 date Australian tour, which kicks off at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on August 6 in support of the band’s eighth album, “Holy Hell”.

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