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Biffy Clyro to support Muse’s European Tour Nov-Dec 2009

Biffy Clyro @ The Arena : Brisbane 25 March 2009 - Photo: Stuart Blythe
[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
  Biffy Clyro and The Big Pink to support Muse!

The first two support acts for Muse‘s forthcoming tour dates. The Big Pink will be supporting for all the UK dates, while Biffy Clyro will be joining the band on the following European dates.

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Opeth – Australian tour – November 2009

Opeth   In a metal world starved for integrity, intelligence and beauty, Opeth shine like a beacon through dark clouds. They are artistic visionaries and their transcendent live shows have gone down in music folklore.

Combining towering blasts of blackened death metal with the intricacy of 1970s prog rock and the more subtle, gentle beauty of folk, Opeth continue to create epic and iconic music; inventing and reinventing the rules as they go along.

No wonder the metal world stops whatever it’s doing and pauses with bated breath each time the band announce an album or tour. In just over a decade and across nine studio albums, they have become the standard bearer for modern metal.

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Tour Eddie Rayner To Join Tim Finn National Anthology Tour – Nov/Dec 2009

TIM FINNEddie Rayner To Join Tim Finn On Tour

In what will make for an electrifying performance, another dimension has been added to the recently announced Tim Finn National Anthology Tour with the news that former Split Enz and Crowded House keyboardist/composer/musician Eddie Rayner will join Tim on tour.

The unspoken onstage chemistry with Eddie Rayner will bring another element to the already red hot band. Eddie was the inspiration behind the Enzso project in the late 90s and the shows will feature hit songs from Split Enz, Crowded House, Finn Brothers as well as Tim’s solo songs and promise to be magic.
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Soundwave 2010 – General Public ticket announcement!

Faith No More image small   Soundwave 2010 – General Public tickets announcement!

With early bird tickets selling out in frenetic pace the excitement is palpable for the general public on sale for Soundwave 2010. So without further ado we can announce that tickets go on sale Friday 18 September at 9am. Tickets will be available through Oztix (head to the website for a full list of retail outlets at www.oztix.com.au) and www.ticketek.com.au 132 849.

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Bob Evans To Support Keith Urban On His Australian ‘Escape Together World Tour’ – December 2009

BOB EVANS TO SUPPORT KEITH URBAN ON HIS ‘ESCAPE TOGETHER WORLD TOUR’

Bob Evans
[Photo by: Stuart Blythe]
  Chugg Entertainment and EMI Music are excited to announce that Bob Evans and his full band will open for Keith Urban on his “Escape Together World Tour” which begins in Melbourne on Saturday December 12 and will be the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

The two-hour, high-energy concert event starts in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 12 December, before travelling north to Wollongong’s WIN Entertainment Centre on Monday 14 December. Next on the itinerary is Sydney’s Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 16 December before finishing up in Keith’s home state, performing at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday 18 December. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

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Slayer and Megadeth Tour Australia October 2009 – Double Dragon as support for National Tour

Adelaide’s Double Dragon have scored the national support spot for the upcoming Slayer/Megadeth Australian tour. Shows are now sold out for Sydney at the Hordern Pavilion and Adelaide Thebarton Theatre. Others are selling fast so get in now to catch this classic double header!

Megadeth   Talk about a mind-blowing double-header. Slayer and Megadeth – two of the bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – will perform together for the first time ever in Australia and New Zealand when they co-headline six shows in October.
SLAYER - 2009

Both Slayer and Megadeth have recently emerged from the recording studio with brand new albums – Slayer‘s World Painted Blood, due out later this year, and Megadeth‘s Endgame set for a September 11th release.

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Les Claypool to Tour Australia – December 2009

LES CLAYPOOL

lesclaypool   Australian lovers of twisted four string bass excursions rejoice! Les Claypool heads to Australia this December bringing with him the arsenal of complex rhythms and death defying melodic twists and turns that feature on his latest solo opus Of Fungi And Foe.

When it comes to taking the bass guitar far beyond the usual confines and out into the musical stratosphere, no one over the past twenty five years has come close to matching the absolute mind snapping brilliance of bass player extraordinaire Les Claypool.

From his early work with Primus through the eighties to his latest soon to be released solo album Of Fungi and Foe, Claypool has redefined with humour, intelligence and above all sheer talent, what being a bass player in a modern rock outfit is all about.

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Jimmy Barnes Is Officially a Legend

The Rhythm and The Blues debuts at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts

Jimmy Barnes   The phrase gets bandied around a lot in connection with his name, but it’s now official. Jimmy Barnes is Australia’s greatest music legend, racking up his ninth #1 solo album with The Rhythm and The Blues (out now through Liberation).

Its debut at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts this week confirms Jimmy Barnes has secured more #1 albums in the ARIA charts than any Australian artist ever. Factor in Jimmy’s two chart-toppers from his Chisel days and he and U2 jostle it out with eleven ARIA number ones for first place.

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LMFAO confirmed to support The Black Eyed Peas Australian tour – October 2009

lmfao   The Frontier Touring Company confirms that LMFAO will support The Black Eyed Peas during their forthcoming The E.N.D. World Tour when it hits Australia and New Zealand this October.

An electro-hop duo from California, LMFAO – made up of DJ/rappers Redfoo and Sky Blu – are not your typical band. Named following an iChat conversation with Sky Blu’s techno-savvy grandmother, LMFAO have shown little respect for convention, forging their own path in the music world.

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THE USED Returning To Rock Australia – November 2009

THE USED AUSTRALIAN TOUR POSTPONED TO MARCH 2010
The Used’s tour of Australia, scheduled to take place in November this year, has been postponed to March 2010. The venues remain the same and all tickets bought for the November shows are valid for the rescheduled March shows (details available below). Refunds are available at the point of purchase for those unable to make the new dates:
Wednesday 18 November NOW Thursday 18 March, 2010 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, All Ages
Friday 20 November NOW Tuesday 16 March, 2010 The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, SOLD OUT!
Sunday 22 November NOW Sunday 14 March, 2010 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, U18
Tuesday 24 November NOW Friday 12 March, 2010 – UNSW Roundhouse, All Ages

The Used   The Frontier Touring Company has announced the news punk rock fans have been waiting for – The Used are returning to Australia! This will be The Used’s first tour of Australia since 2007’s Taste of Chaos jaunt that left all fans wanting more. And more it will be as The Used perform for all ages fans in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this November, performing songs from their new release Artwork.

The Used have built their reputation on explosive live performances, and their last Australian sojourns didn’t buck the trend. Fans were left exhilarated.

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Static-X Australian Tour – November 2009!

Get set to descend into aural oblivion, and get ready to join the cult as STATIC-X make a welcome return to Australia this November!

static x   “I’m a big believer in entertainment,” exclaims Wayne Static. “Our shows have a party atmosphere. We have a good time, and we invite the crowd to have a good time with us. I want people to forget about everything for the hour we’re onstage.” That’s why the fans still pack houses all over the world for Static-X on every tour.

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Calling All Cars/After The Fall ‘Go Hunting’ Tour

With the release of AFTER THE FALL’s new album [IN] EXILE last week its time for the band it hit the road and get back to what AFTER THE FALL do best …. PLAYING LIVE!

AFTER THE FALL have teamed up with Melbourne band CALLING ALL CARS for a massive national tour hitting all capital cities & regional areas around the country. The tour kicks off in Brisbane with both bands playing the “Sounds Of Spring Festival” on Saturday September 26th and finishing up in Melbourne on Saturday the 5th of December at the “The Evelyn Hotel” Continue reading

News: Patrick Wolf (UK) ‘The Bachelor’ Australian Tour – December 2009

The infamous Patrick Wolf returns to our shores, to celebrate the release of his latest album, The Bachelor.

Visceral, Impulsive, Antagonistic and Unique; the list of superlatives and adjectives for this young man and his music go on ad infinitum. Never one to conform to artistic nor industry status quo, young Master Wolf could rightly claim pole position at the vanguard of avant-garde pop. His wonderfully wilful compositions and forays into the glamorous aesthetic of leather, chains, glitter and feathers only exalt the kind of compelling self- awareness we find so irresistible.
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Live Review: Lisa Mitchell, Oh Mercy, White Birds & Lemons @ The Zoo, Brisbane 28 August 2009

Review: Kim

Lisa Mitchell
[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
  Lisa Mitchell, Oh Mercy and White Birds & Lemons played to a Sold Out Show at the Zoo on Friday 28th August 2009 in the 1st Night of the tour to promote Lisa Mitchell’s 2nd album Wonder which debuted on July 31, 2009.

4 piece band White Birds & Lemons originally from Devonport on the North Shore of Auckland, but now living in Melbourne totally wowed the fans at the Zoo on Friday night. Using an electronic drumset which you don’t see much of with live bands, they had the crowd swaying and nodding to their techno-pop rock songs. Playing songs from their first album “Who Says You’re Free?” and more, they left the punters on a high. After listening to their song “Gambler” on their website, White Birds & Lemons are even better live. Can’t wait for a new album to arrive. White Birds & Lemons were a good selection for the 1st band on a great night of entertainment.

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Cannibal Corpse 2009 Australian and NZ Tour – September 2009

Cannibal Corpse   What more can be said, in this Year Of The Corpse 2009, that hasn’t already been whispered, grunted or screamed about the almighty Cannibal? They’ve smashed—nay, hammer smashed—every boundary set before them, defied every censor set upon them, and besmirched every country that would have them. After two decades of unending death metal torment, the band’s calling cards are many: the depraved lyrics, the blinding technical prowess, the dominating stage presence, the legions of dedicated fans, the million and a half albums sold.

Cannibal Corpse are slashing their way back to Australia and New Zealand to skewer us as all from ear to ear in support of their new album “Evisceration Plague”!

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