|Get ready Australia – two of the world’s greatest Metal bands are hitting Australian shores this May/June! Together for the first time down under, Unearth and The Black Dahlia Murder co-headline a tour that will slaughter anything you have heard before. Combining the hardcore and extreme metal of Unearth and the Swedish-influenced blackened thrash of The Black Dahlia Murder, this double-hitter of American Metal muscle will be melting faces in a five-city tour of Australia.|
|As details were announced today that Melbourne’s own JET will join Brisbane’s Powderfinger on their upcoming national ‘Sunsets – The Farewell Tour’ throughout September and October, the million plus album selling rockers will be in Australia for a promotional tour from Tuesday April 13 to Friday April 16. Earlier this week, Jet’s She’s A Genius hit was announced as one of the nominated APRA ‘Song Of The Year’ Awards along with Empire Of The Sun, The Middle East, Temper Trap and others.|
The 2010 winner will be announced at the APRA Awards on Monday 21st June.
Continue reading Jet Announce Promotional Visit April 13 – 16
|The most antipodean of holidays, ANZAC Day is coming up & Mistletone is celebrating by bringing New Zealand pop royals The Bats back across the Tasman. Following last year’s sold-out (and long overdue!) Sydney and Melbourne shows, The Bats are now finally coming to Brissy!
The Bats play The Troubadour on Saturday, April 24 with support from Greg Brady & the Anchors and The Deadnotes with The Legend!
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|Biffy Clyro have announced new tour dates for Brisbane 18th The Hi Fi, Melbourne 19th The Hi Fi and Sydney 20th Metro this May.
Coming after the mammoth success of fourth album ‘Puzzle’, ‘Only Revolutions’ is a further step-up for the Ayrshire trio in an album filled with joy, grit & absolute determination. The new album, ‘Only Revolutions’ includes Top 10 Singles ‘That Golden Rule, ‘Mountains’ & ‘The Captain”.
Known for their spectacular live shows and rapacious anthemic songs, Story of the Year has always been willing to push boundaries. Coupled with this an unflagging work ethic for touring its no wonder the bands fanatical Australian fans have long awaited their return.
|Iconic American psych-folkster Daniel Johnston toured Australia for the first (and possibly only) time earlier this year and, as is his habit, he researched and then invited a local artist to join him on stage as his ‘backing-band’. Honoured, Old Man River took up the challenge and on that tour Australian audiences for the first time heard music from the forthcoming album, simply titled – ‘Trust’. The excitement and reaction was undeniable. Old Man River has returned with something very special.|
Now Old Man River embarks on his first headline tour in more than 2 years Continue reading Old Man River Announces Headline Tour
Australia’s biggest band, Powderfinger, announced details of their most extensive Australian tour to date at a press conference today together with the news that they will be disbanding following the tour.
This will be Powderfinger’s first major national tour since the hugely successful Across the Great Divide tour with Silverchair almost 3 years ago.
Continue reading Powderfinger announce Sunsets – The Farewell Tour – Sep/Oct 2010
| With more than 3.5 million albums sold worldwide and a massive legion of devoted fans, Frontier confirmed the return of Thirty Seconds to Mars this July.
Following their impressive self titled debut, the band’s sophomore album A Beautiful Lie further launched the band to international fame with its chart topping title track and second hit single ‘The Kill’. Their latest release, titled This Is War, cements the American trio as a world class arena-crushing rock band.
Modular have announced that West Coast sonic wanderers Tame Impala will unveil their debut album InnerSpeaker on May 21, and are taking to the road in May for a National Tour.
It will be the first time much of the record is played live to an unsuspecting public and will showcase the gloriously dazzling results of one of planet earth’s most exciting bands absolutely going to town on their debut long player. Continue reading Tame Impala – InnerSpeaker Tour – May 2010
From playing to thousands of screaming fans whilst supporting hipsters Cobra Starship and Owl City, to skydiving in their underpants whilst live on air for Austereo’s Hot 30: it’s all in a day’s work for Sydney band Amy Meredith. Next on the agenda is finishing off the current Oz tour dates with US stars Stereophonics and then it’s right into a national headline tour of their own with special guests TONIGHT ALIVE! All of this before they’ve even released their debut album, Restless, this coming June!
Continue reading Tour: Amy Meredith ‘Lying’ Tour – April-May 2010
Operator Please today announce a national tour to introduce brand new material from their hotly anticipated sophomore album ‘Gloves’.
The tour will hit all major capital cities throughout June kicking off in Perth on Friday June 18 before heading to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with a homecoming show on the Gold Coast, Saturday July 3. All shows will be supported by Triple J un-earthed favourites Tim & Jean from Western Australia and also Sydney’s Chaingang.
Continue reading OPERATOR PLEASE “GLOVES OFF” TOUR – June/July 2010
Ladies and gentlemen, please prepare yourselves for the welcome return of WILCO to our shores in 2010. Set to perform in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the Chicago Sextet make their fourth journey to Australia for a series of intimate theatre-style shows along the east coast.
Continue reading Tour: Wilco Australian Tour – April/May 2010
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|After a decent break in the past year, Cog return with a short, major city tour to celebrate the release of their first DVD, “The Sound Of Three – 12 Years With You” in store mid May 2010 through Difrnt Music and Universal Music Australia.
The Sound of Three – 12 Years With You, is an intimate documentation of what it means to be apart of the Cog world from early beginnings right up until now. Back stage, interviews with the band members and a live component recorded and filmed at the Coogee Bay Hotel in Sydney on their Between Oceans tour in 2009. Touring off the back of their gold selling album Sharing Space, this concert is an example of why the band is known for their epic live performances. The DVD also contains footage never officially released, all the bands film clips as well as bones features. Enjoy!
|Chugg Entertainment and Sun Touring Company announced today that legendary rock act, THE CULT, will be heading to Australia as part of their “Love” Live Tour, with confirmed dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in May, 2010.
This will be the first time THE CULT has toured Australia in 15 years, last performing as part of the Big Day Out in 1995.
| Since releasing their debut album ‘Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride’ in November last year, The Black Ryder have been busy gearing up for it’s international release, this month signing deals in Japan and the USA.
In Japan the album will be released through Vinyl Junkie recordings and in the USA through cool indie label ‘Mexican Summer’, home to artists such as Wooden Shjips, Dungen, and The Tallest Man On Earth, to name but a few. The Black Ryder will head to the US for shows later in the year in support of the release.