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The Restarts (Uk) First ever NZ + OZ Tour!

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The Restarts are a tight, three piece, multi-genre punk outfit based in East London. Formed in 1995 they play thrashy, anarcho, power chord punk laced with Ska breaks and pogo inducing basslines, earning them a loyal following of punk lovers of all ages. The Restarts have been hammering their way through the squats of Europe and DIY house shows across North America with reckless abandon.
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Neurosis (USA) Australia/New Zealand Tour – February 2017

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Last year marked 30 years of Neurosis. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk outfit, the Oakland, California natives have spent more than three decades at the forefront of heavy music—their sound influencing big underground names like High On Fire, Yob and Mastodon. Now this genre-defying collective is once again breaking new ground with the release of their 11th studio album, Fires Within Fires.
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White Lung Announce Headline Shows For Sydney & Melbourne – January 2017

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Handsome Tours are proud to announce headline shows from Vancouver’s WHITE LUNG in Sydney, Melbourne and Wollongong. These thrilling club dates have been wedged between their commitments as one of the proud punk acts on the stellar 2017 Laneway Festival bill.
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Opeth – Australian Tour 2017 – 2nd Melbourne Show Announced!

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On the back of the exclusive Sydney Opera House Show – which sold out in an hour – and the subsequent announcement of a National tour: now due to overwhelming demand we are very happy to announce a second and FINAL OPETH Show in Melbourne at 170 Russell on Wednesday 8th February 2017.
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Ufomammut and Monolord Australian/New Zealand Tour – October 2016 *Suports Announced*

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It is with great pleasure that LIFE IS NOISE can announce the handpicked local support acts for the upcoming Ufomammut and Monolord double headliner tour through New Zealand and Australia this October.
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SAFIA ‘INTERNAL’ TOUR 2016 *Supports Announced*

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Set to drop on the 9th September, SAFIA’s debut album Internal is one of the most anticipated Australian LP’s of 2016. Today, the outfit share the cinematic new video for most recent single, ‘Over You’ which reached the coveted position as most played track on Triple J and currently sits at over one million Spotify streams. SAFIA today also announce breakout producer, Running Touch and house duo, Set Mo as supports for the band’s biggest Australia and New Zealand tour to date, kicking off 23 September in their hometown of Canberra.
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Taking Back Sunday Announce Australia & New Zealand Tour with Special Guests Acceptance

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Select Touring and Blue Murder have announced fan favourites, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, are returning to Australian and New Zealand shores in March 2017, bringing with them a catalogue of chart topping hits from their vast discography plus material from their highly anticipated 7th studio album, Tidal Wave.
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The Monkees Announce 50th Anniversary Tour – Australia + New Zealand 2016 – New Shows Added By Popular Demand

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*** TOUR UPDATE ***
With some shows close to selling out, a second Sydney show has been added at The Enmore Theatre on Thursday 15th December. Gold Coast fans will also get the opportunity to see The Monkees live at Jupiter’s Theatre on Friday 16th December.
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SIMPLE MINDS + THE B-52s – Australia & New Zealand Tour – February 2017

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In one of the upcoming summer’s more captivating tours, Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that the majestic Simple Minds will team with the party vibes of The B-52s for a huge Australian and New Zealand tour in February 2017.
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PENTATONIX bringing their world tour to Australia and New Zealand this September

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Frontier Touring are delighted to welcome multi-platinum selling vocal sensations Pentatonix back to Australia this September for their most extensive tour of the country to date. The World Tour will also see the a cappella quintet perform their first ever New Zealand show at Auckland Town Hall.
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Kilter announces Australian and New Zealand Tour – September 2016

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After playing to sold-out crowds in 2015 with the likes of Rüfüs, Hermitude, Carmada and Little Dragon, and on the back of upcoming UK and European summer festival appearances such as TheSoundYouNeed in Malta, and Ephemere in Tunisia – Kilter have announced a national tour hitting all corners of Australia and New Zealand this September.
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Raised Fist Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour 2016

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Blunt, brutal and relentless – the only way to describe Sweden’s hardcore powerhouse RAISED FIST whom are heading back down under this December for their first tour in over four years to support their sixth studio album, “From The North”.
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WEEDEATER (USA) & CONAN (UK) Australia/New Zealand July 2016 **Supports Announced**

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*** SUPPORTS ANNOUNCEMENT ***

It is with great pleasure that LIFE IS NOISE can announce the hand-picked local supports for the upcoming Weedeater and Conan tour through New Zealand and Australia this July.

In Wellington on July 12 at the San Fran the main support will be the post-traumatic sludgescapists Opium Eater, and opening up the evening will be the nihilistic drone and doom of Ritual Abuse.

The tranced-out atmosphere and aggression of Shallow Grave will be on prior to the headline acts in Auckland on July 13 at Kings Arms. Getting things underway on the night will be those local legends of self loathing Bridge Burner.

Brisbane’s Crowbar is in for a real treat on July 14 (oooh la la) as the sunshine state’s premier sludge lords Lizzard Wizzard grace the main support slot. On first will be loud noise rock/metal outfit Grieg – determined to burst your eardrums before you get a beer.

On July 15 at Manning Bar, Weedeater and Conan will have some super heavy support with LIFE IS NOISE favourites Lo! and Thorax getting things started with the appropriate amount of grunt and fire.

At Max Watt’s Melbourne on July 16, the band with the best name in the city, Weedy Gonzalez, will get things rolling. And in the main support slot will be Merchant, fresh from unleashing their new menacing monster sludgefest, Suzerain.

We will wrap up the Weedeater and Conan tour at The Rosemount Hotel on July 17. Perth heavy-stoner trio Skullcave slot into the second support slot on the evening and starting things up will be local crust/metal sewer-group Territory.

Catch Weedeater and Conan on the following dates:

Wellington – San Fran – July 12
Auckland – Kings Arms – July 13
Brisbane – Crowbar – July 14
Sydney – Manning Bar – July 15
Melbourne – Max Watt’s – July 16
Perth – Rosemount Hotel – July 17

Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, oztix, the venues and undertheradar.co.nz for Auckland and Wellington.
**** End Update ***

For the first time ever, LIFE IS NOISE is proud to be bringing North Carolina’s favourite cough syrup swilling, hot sauce snorting weirdos, Weedeater to venues across Oz and NZ. Fronted by legendary bassist/vocalist “Dixie” Dave Collins, Weedeater are a dirty stoner force only to be fully appreciated up close and live with a show full of noise, sweat, spit, and fire. Weedeater will give you a contact high from merely listening.

There’s no band filthier than Weedeater. – Consequence of Sound

Over a two decade career Weedeater have put out some of the most devastating crust fuelled doom records – from the legendary Sixteen Tons to God Luck and Good Speed and now the latest THC-soaked genius, Goliathan.

While the Albini-engineered Goliathan is perhaps the best attempt to capture the rawness of a Weedeater show, there’s really no substitute for the real thing. Live Weedeater is a frenzied, chaotic maelstrom of Southern sludge and raspy yet somehow still viscous vocals. Prepare for a total body experience.

Anyone who has experienced the sonic rumblings and onstage antics of the almighty Weedeater live knows that it is always, without fail, a deliriously good time. – MetalSucks

CONAN
Conan are punishingly loud, mercilessly heavy and just downright menacing.

Forming in 2006, the Liverpudlian trio’s latest release, Revengeance, is their third album of “caveman battle doom” – where ferociously hammered drums and sludge-filled guitar and bass meet torturously howled vocals to create music that sounds like a herd of war elephants marching over the bones of a vanquished army.

Conan are an important band and Revengeance is their strongest material to date; an album to be enjoyed drenched in the blood of your enemies whilst wondering if the tinnitus is permanent. – The Monolith

On stage, Conan are simply a behemoth of a band playing in front of a wall of amplifiers pushed to their limit. Pummelingly intense, you don’t just see a Conan show, you try to survive it!

Catch Weedeater and Conan on the following dates:

Wellington – San Fran – July 12
Auckland – Kings Arms – July 13
Brisbane – Crowbar – July 14
Sydney – Manning Bar – July 15
Melbourne – Max Watt’s – July 16
Perth – Rosemount Hotel – July 17

Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, oztix, the venues and undertheradar.co.nz for Auckland and Wellington.