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VIOLENT SOHO Supports announced!


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  Brisbane-reared, Brooklyn-based noise merchants Violent Soho are back in Australia this month, playing long awaited homecoming dates to celebrate the release of their self titled new album.

Lead single ‘Jesus Stole My Girlfriend’ has won some solid support on Australian radio and has reached the Billboard Top 40 rock songs chart and the Canadian Top 20 airplay chart.

Violent Soho’s already famed, explosive live shows have been further honed on back to back US & UK tours with Dinosaur Jr, Built to Spill, AFI and The Bronx. If these shows weren’t already going to be loud enough, Scul Hazzards and Butcher Birds will be joining the guys on all dates, which is set to make them some of the most talked about and raucous in 2010.

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Soundgarden, Green Day, Arcade Fire head Lollapalooza 2010

Lollapalooza 2010 is set to take place from August 6-8 2010 at Chicago’s Grant Park.
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As it stands now, the complete Lollapalooza 2010 bill looks like this:

Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, the Black Keys, the National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, The New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, Metric, Dirty Projectors, AFI, Mavis Staples, Matt & Kim, the xx, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler
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Live Review: Soundwave Festival 2010 – Brisbane

Review: Hannah Collins

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Jane's Addiction
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  For the many festival’s we’ve attentively followed in the last year or so, I hope I’m not going to cop to much backlash for saying that Soundwave is now, pretty much, the festival to be at, particularly if you indulge in music of the ah, heavier nature. They’ve marked their territory well, and will be hard to compete with in coming years after continually displaying such high levels of organization and forward planning, with larger than life line ups to match, last year

featuring headliners Nine in Nails, and Alice in Chains, this year the newly reunited outfits Jane’s Addiction and of course, Faith No More.

Ticket sales at the door had prices marked up by over 50 dollars from the original price, but it didn’t see people back away from the queue. With a line up like today’s, I wouldn’t have been backing away from those prices either, had I’d have been stupid enough, not to buy a ticket during one of the previous releases.

Walking the streets of Brisbane’s fortitude valley on the morning of the event is galvanizing. The streets are flooded with waves of charismatic show goers of all age’s shapes and sizes. The crowd’s equal to what you may see before the opening day of the Ekka; Brisbane’s annual Royal show.
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Jimmy Eat World replaces My Chemical Romance at Soundwave Festival 2010

Jimmy Eats World   MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE regretfully announce that they have been forced to cancel all upcoming engagements, including their appearance at The Soundwave Festival in Australia.

Singer Gerard Way has been having severe vocal problems and is under doctor’s advisement to forgo the tour in order to receive treatment for his throat and vocal chords and protect their long-term use.

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Clutch Australian Tour Feb-Mar 2010

Clutch_small   Maryland’s favourite sons Clutch have continued to foster a strong relationship with their Australian fans, with three releases hitting stores in 2009, following the launch of their own record label Weather Maker, locally. Full Fathom Five, a live DVD & CD pack featuring the full Metro Theatre set filmed in Sydney on their last Australian tour, a studio LP from the bands instrumental side project, The Bakerton Group, and most recently Clutch’s 9th studio album Strange Cousins From The West. It’s been a big year for the band in stores here in Oz.

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2010 it’s all about the live show. In 2010 Clutch return to Australia joining the likes of Faith No More, Jane’s Addiction, AFI, Placebo, Anthrax and many more for the Soundwave Festival. And now the band would like to announce their own national headline tour that will for the first time ever, take them to Western Australia.
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Josh Pyke – Announces Debut DVD Release “The LightHouse”

Sydney’s prolific songsmith, Josh Pyke, announces the release of his debut DVD ‘The Lighthouse’, out November 13 through Ivy League.

The centre piece of the DVD is a unreleased documentary, beautifully shot at The Norah Head Lighthouse and surrounding grounds on NSW’s Central Coast in August 2009. The documentary examines 10 prominent songs from across Josh’s career and provides insights from the talented singer songwriter himself as to what motivated them, what they are about and how they have affected his successful and critically acclaimed career.
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Soundwave 2010 – 2nd artist announcement

Soundwave 2010   After fifteen years, six studio albums, ten million album sales, breakdowns, clean ups and the dizzy swell of global success, few will argue that PLACEBO are among the world’s great rock bands. For the first time in three years the guys will be bringing their swag of hits to the Soundwave stages in 2010.

ANTHRAX redefined metal in the ’80s, stressing anger, speed, and emotional intensity over big hair and power ballads. After a stunning performance at the Sonisphere festival a huge campaign was waged by the fans to get John Bush back on vocals. We can proudly announce that John will indeed be fronting Anthrax for their Soundwave performances and this will surely have the bands faithful frothing at the mouth!

Motion City Soundtrack, Shinedown, Set Your Goals, Enter Shikari and Closure In Moscow will also be joining the already massive bill.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 5 October 2009

Paramore tops ARIA Album Chart on debut & David Guetta continues his reign on the ARIA Singles Chart

US rock outfit Paramore blitzes the ARIA Album Chart this week, taking out top position with the debut of their third studio album “Brand New Eyes”. This caps off a successful year for the band; their first Australian chart album “Riot!” reached #69 on its first appearance in 2007 but hit a new peak of #47 in June this year while live album “The Final Riot!”, which was released in 2008, also hit its peak position of #38 earlier this year. Continuing his domination of the ARIA Singles Chart is David Guetta, who chalks up a massive six weeks at the top in his second three-week stint with “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon).
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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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Soundwave 2010 Line-up Announced: Faith No More, My Chemical Romance, Jane’s Addiction and more!

One of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, the pyramids have baffled archaeologists as to how those huge chunks of rock were assembled together some 2500 years ago.

My Chemical Romance   Following its most successful year, we are hoping that in years from now, folks will look at the 2010 Soundwave line‐up and wonder how so much ROCK from around the world was assembled together in 5 cities across Australia.

For 2010 Soundwave have enticed one of rock’s all time legendary artists, FAITH NO MORE; and one of today’s most talented and intriguing bands, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE to top the bill. Joining them will be indie legends and festival kings JANES ADDICTION, the kings of dark punk AFI and one of the hottest bands in the world, PARAMORE.

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