|Heavy music fans in Australia are set for yet another treat this year with Destroy Music – a festival headlined by The Amity Affliction and a recently reformed I Killed the Prom Queen. The undercard is just as unrelenting, featuring Deez Nuts and US band Of Mice and Men.|
For The Amity Affliction, Destroy Music marks the band’s first Australian capital cities headline tour since hitting the road last July on the back of their sophomore release “Youngbloods”. Since then they have notched up two UK tours, a mainland European run and returned home to play to tens of thousands of people on the recently completed Soundwave Festival, where they turned heads as the Australian heroes on a 70 band bill. They’ve scored a #6 ARIA debut, multiple magazine covers, topped almost every heavy music poll, had Triple J singles and garnered ARIA and AIR nominations for “Youngbloods”. The Amity Affliction juggernaut is showing no sign of slowing down either. In March and April they will embark on their first ever US tour, taking in close to 40 dates, including SXSW, before returning to Australian shores for Destroy Music.
I Killed The Prom Queen spearheaded the Australian hardcore and heavy music scene in the early 2000s with their high-octane brand of metalcore. The announcement that I Killed The Prom Queen would disband in 2007 came at the height of the band’s career, and their 2008 “Say Goodbye” tour was a massive success. Nowadays band members play in Bring Me The Horizon, Deez Nuts and In Trenches, and remain influential members of the worldwide hardcore scene.
I Killed the Prom Queen drummer JJ Peters will be doubling on the shows, reprising his role of frontman for his current (and similarly influential) band Deez Nuts, who have become a hit of their own with their own brand of New York hardcore with a heavy dose of hip hop and punk rock aggression. Deez Nuts have spent most of the last 8 months touring overseas in support of their second album “This One’s For You”, which came out in June via Roadrunner Records.
Rounding out the bill is US metalcore act Of Mice and Men, playing for the first time on Australian soil. Of Mice and Men will spend the coming months headlining American stages, with The Amity Affliction in support.
May 2011 Tour Dates
Fri 20 May Billboard VIC
Sat 21 May Billboard VIC
Sun 22 May Billboard VIC
Tue 24 May Thebarton Theatre SA
Thu 26 May UNSW – Roundhouse NSW
Fri 27 May UNSW – Roundhouse NSW
Sat 28 May Brisbane Riverstage (Botanic Gardens) QLD