|VH1 named her as one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of all time. MAVIS STAPLES is a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. In her 60 year career – from her ground breaking family band – THE STAPLES SINGERS – through her solo career – it is now that her star is shining brightest. With her new album, ‘You Are Not Alone’, this legendary vocalist adds a remarkable new chapter to her historic career, delivering wall-to-wall joy and mixing traditional gospel numbers with two new songs, penned by producer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco fame, and including|
KINGS OF LEON – ‘COME AROUND SUNDOWN’ ALBUM TOUR
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|Their last tour down under in 2009 was the hottest of the year, with their shows selling out in minutes. This summer The Frontier Touring Company are thrilled to confirm the much anticipated return of Kings Of Leon with concerts scheduled for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in March 2011.
Already established as one of the hottest bands in the world, Kings Of Leon reaffirmed their status in October this year, soaring straight to the top of the ARIA charts with their fifth studio album Come Around Sundown (out now through Sony) debuting at number one and securing Platinum status in quick succession.
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|An internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, and recording artist; Luka Bloom has enjoyed twenty years of success worldwide. Since the release of one of the all-time Irish classics “Riverside” in 1990, people from all corners of the globe have embraced the true beauty of this remarkable musician. Luka returns in March 2011 for his 10th Australian tour to celebrate his career which has spanned over two decades.
With these celebrations, Luka has carefully chosen and re-recorded some of his stunning repertoire for the recently released DREAMS IN AMERICA.
These songs represent a fascinating journey, from when he immigrated to America in the late eighties, to the present day.
Continue reading LUKA BLOOM – AUSTRALIAN TOUR MARCH/APRIL 2011 [Tour News]
In their first national tour in more than three years, GOOD CHARLOTTE return this April for all-ages arena shows around the country.
Joining the boys on all dates will be Australia’s-own SHORT STACK and Boston’s BOYS LIKE GIRLS.
Continue reading Good Charlotte ‘Cardiology’ Australian Tour – April 2011
|John Garcia, Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri are reuniting Kyuss and are set to unleash their desert rock fury across Australia in 2011.|
The legend that has become KYUSS was formed in 1989. In October 1995, just three months after releasing what was arguably their breakthrough album ’…And the Circus Leaves Town’, Kyuss broke up. The band has been on an indefinite hiatus ever since, and has gone on to reach legendary status – influencing thousands of rock bands all over the world.
Continue reading KYUSS LIVES! – Australian tour announced!
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Future Music Festival 2011 – Hit the festival Jackpot!
Punters … lady luck is on your side! Future Entertainment’s award-winning musical spectacular, the Future Music Festival, is back in March 2011 for another dazzling roll of the electric loaded dice. Featuring a blue ribbon field flush with a selection of the world’s finest Bands and DJs, the Future Music Festival has more bright lights and neon action than Vegas. This legendary festival experience is your safest bet and odds-on favourite for party of the year. So, get ready as the Future Music Festival deals another winning hand! Forget the Jokers, cos’ its straight Aces with the Future Music Festival 2011 … let’s roll!
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Sydney foursome The Holidays’ debut album, Post Paradise, may have been a long time coming, but it has absolutely been worth the wait.
Post Paradise (Bonus Track Version) – The Holidays
|The band commenced writing the album early last year and a metamorphosis of sorts gradually began to take place. They’ve left behind the simplicity of their earlier indie guitar sound and took aboard new influences where both the groove and layers were equally as rewarding as the glistening pop hooks. A steady guiding hand also came from one of the country’s premier mixers, Tony Espie (Avalanches, Midnight Juggernauts, Cut Copy).|
On first listen brand new single Broken Bones is as unassuming as a late summer stroll but then consistently uncovers more and more layers to reveal a luscious, tropical experience.
Continue reading The Holidays – Debut Album Release & National Headline Tour – October 2010
– Linkin Park
|Under the heat of the summer sun Linkin Park will reign over Australia this December, playing major arena shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
The tour follows the September 10 release of Linkin Park’s fourth studio album ‘A Thousand Suns’ on Machine Shop Recordings / Warner Music. Following on from their 2007 #1 album ‘Minutes to Midnight’, the album is co-produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda, and features 15-tracks, including lead single ‘The Catalyst’, currently tearing up Australian radio.
|“Move over Green Day, Paramore have created their own epic” – Spin Magazine
“Few bands play punk-influenced modern rock as proficiently”; and with that glowing endorsement from Spin magazine we are thrilled to announce that RELIENT K have confirmed as support for the upcoming PARAMORE Australian tour.
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NO SLEEP TIL FESTIVAL…
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Leading the charge for this historic event is seminal thrash-metal act MEGADETH, who will be performing their now-classic release RUST IN PEACE in its entirety! Those lucky enough to witness Mustaine and co in action when last here in 2009 will attest that Megadeth are in their career best form, making this a once in a lifetime experience you don’t want to miss!
Continue reading NO SLEEP TIL FESTIVAL 2010 – December 2010
***** TOUR UPDATE *****
Rolo Tomassi has joined the already bustling tour that features Architects, Comeback Kid and This Is Hell set to invade our shores this December. There has also been an Under 18’s show added to the tour for you Melbourne kids. That will happen in the afternoon of December 5th at Billboard The Venue, prior to the 18+ show that night. Tickets for the U18 show will be on sale Friday 8th October, tickets for all other shows are on sale now. — Visit Soundwave Touring for full details.
|Championed by critics, fans and peers alike as one of the finest UK metal/hardcore acts of their generation, Brighton, England quintet ARCHITECTS have got the moves and the riffs. Syncopated to a sickeningly tight level of perfection delivered with precision and absolute gut-wrenching rage, their live show is a force to be reckoned with.
“Vocalist Sam Carter leaps around the stage like a man possessed, roaring, shrieking
and splicing brutality with sublime melody within the space of a single song. No gimmicks here.” – Rock Metal Music Continue reading Architects with Comeback Kid & This Is Hell – Australian tour – December 2010
|Since bursting onto the local music scene in 2007, ARIA nominated duo Spit Syndicate have established themselves as one of the country’s most exciting new hip-hop groups. Hailing from Sydney’s Inner West, rappers Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice have steadily developed an electric buzz and loyal following across the country.
In September, they will join legendary USA collective Cypress Hill on their Australian tour.
I Believe You Liar – Washington
|“I see them as sonic Polaroids, they all belong together.” That’s how Megan Washington assesses her stunning debut album, I Believe You, Liar (out 30 July 2010): a series of snapshots spanning 24 years, taking in everything from family to friends, crushes to heartbreak, trust, love, loss, lust, guilt, joy and everything in between. The album features Washington favourites Cement, Clementine, How To Tame Lions, Rich Kids and the new single Sunday Best.
Sunday Best is a story about lust and breaking up; Meg says “it just basically sounds like ‘I wanna have sex with you’ – which is, really, what it’s about”.
On July 30, Washington release their album with a sunset gig at Splendour In The Grass. Their performance will mark the beginning of a national tour celebrating the release of their album, and what promises to be one of the best Australian tours of the year!
Saturday 27th Nov – SYDNEY – Sydney Showgrounds – Main Arena & Surrounds
Sunday 28th Nov – PERTH* – Claremont Showground
Saturday 4th Dec – ADELAIDE – Bonython Park
Saturday 4th Dec – MELBOURNE – Melbourne Showgrounds
Sunday 5th Dec – BRISBANE – RNA Showgrounds
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|September 1st – Amplifier Bar, Perth
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September 2nd – Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
September 3rd – The Hifi, Brisbane
September 4th – The Factory, Sydney
September 5th – The Hifi, Melbourne