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
[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
|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.
Tickets to LISA MITCHELL’S Oh! Hark! tour.
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Bended Elbow, Geelong on 30 Apr 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay on 04 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Tivoli, Brisbane on 07 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ Wollongong University on 12 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley on 16 May 2010
Having spent the last few months promoting the album in Europe, Lisa Mitchell is returning to Australia in April to kick off her massive Oh Hark! National Theatre Tour. Taking in major capital cities and regional centers across Australia, Lisa is set to play to over 18,000 fans in May. Lisa will play 17 shows over a four week period including appearances at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and the Forum in Melbourne. Joining Lisa on the road will be folk n slide favorites Boy and Bear and Georgia Fair.
|Australia’s most exciting new surf rock outfit THE BREAK are primed to deliver a power packed set when the band perform tracks from their debut album ‘Church Of The Open Sky’ live at a venue near you during April and May. Audiences will be treated to a mind blowing experience as classic surf meets spy-fi psychedelia when the three core members of Midnight Oil; drummer Rob Hirst, guitarists Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey, join with bass player Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes to present a whole new and contemporary approach to the surf music genre.
THE BREAK’S first official tour kicks off on the Easter weekend with festival appearances at Victoria’s hip and happenin’ Boogie Fest and the esteemed Blues Fest in Byron Bay. On Good Friday the band will take their unique surf sounds to The Westernport Hotel on Victoria’s Phillip Island – an area renowned for its pumping surf – which is particularly apt as many of the tracks from the album are named after hot surf breaks.
Following a stupendous introduction to Sydney fans in February, the band will return to The Annandale Hotel on April 11th to officially introduce their new album ‘Church Of The Open Sky’ released on April 16th on the independent Bombora label through MGM. On April 20th they’ll turn on the local Newcastle fans with a special show at Lizotte’s at Lambton. From there THE BREAK team up with their mighty mates The Hoodoo Gurus as special guests for select shows on The Gurus ‘Purity Of Essence’ tour. Being old mates expect the unexpected as the two bands hit the road for the first time ever!
Continue reading Fresh swell on the horizon set to BREAK!
|The Totem Onelove Group welcomes the iconic international music festival: Creamfields to Australia for the first time. Creamfields has already toured every continent and brings an all star cast to Australia in May this year.|
Creamfields has established itself as the worlds greatest electronic music festival. Now in its 12th year it continues to dominate the festival market, spanning 17 countries and attracting a worldwide audience of nearly 3 million people. Beginning life in Winchester (UK) in 1998, Creamfields continues to hold the crown as one of the worlds favorite dance festival brands.
Continue reading CREAMFIELDS FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – May 2010
|The Jezabels are pleased to announce a Sydney headline show at Oxford Art Factory in April, before taking the road for a national tour with Tegan & Sara in May. The band have wrapped up the summer in fine form with appearances at festivals including Field Day Sydney, Soundwave Melbourne and Playground Weekender since releasing their latest EP ‘She’s So Hard’ independently through MGM late last year.|
‘Hurt Me’, the EP’s first single, with it’s unmistakable striding drum grooves has been gathering momentum at radio through to TV and retail scoring iTunes Single Of The Week, Rage Indie Clip Of The Week and video playlist adds on Channel V & MTV. The EP has entered into the AIR 100% Indie Single Charts, it currently sits at #13.
Continue reading The Jezabels Sydney Show & National Support Tour with Tegan & Sara