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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


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

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

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**


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.
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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 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.

BAD MANNERS announce 40th Anniversary Australian + New Zealand Tour 2016

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THIS IS SKA! And damned great fun too!

To celebrate 40 years on stages all over the world, BAD MANNERS are embarking on their most extensive run of Australian and New Zealand shows ever thanks to www.metropolistouring.com & www.tombowler.com.au Six Kiwi shows and ten Aussie gigs will give every dancehall fan the night of their life.
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The Smith Street Band – Australian + New Zealand Shows – June 2016 **Tour Update**

One of Australia’s hardest working bands is at it again… Melbourne locals The Smith Street Band have barely stopped to take a breath since the release of their third album, 2014’s Throw Me In The River. Now before heading into the abyss to work on its follow-up, the four-piece have announced they’ll give Throw Me In The River one last run of live shows around Australia, and return to New Zealand for the second time.

Back in early 2015, shortly after two of the band’s biggest Australian tours to date, The Smith Street Band headed out to take Throw Me In The River around the world, touring through the UK, Europe and North America on several occasions, taking on Reading and Leeds Festivals (UK) and Belgium’s Groezrock. Not to mention homecoming performances at Splendour In The Grass, Poison City Weekender and their very own, and aptly titled, I Love Life Festivals in Sydney and Brisbane.

The Smith Street Band kicked off 2016 on the prestigious Laneway Festival tour. They then revisited the small Victorian country town of Forrest, where they recorded Throw Me In The River, to host the inaugural Weekend At The Wonk Festival, paying homage to the town that had treated them so well. In typical fashion, the band didn’t rest there, jetting straight to the US where they’re currently undertaking their first North American headline tour, playing sold out shows in New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Check out a video update from the band’s current adventures here:

Released to critical acclaim Throw Me In The River landed triple j album of the week and debuted in the ARIA top 20 album chart, scored the band a nomination for ‘Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album’ at the 2015 AIR Awards, ‘Live Act of the Year’ at the Rolling Stone Awards and took out the gong for ‘Best Live Band’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Single ‘Surrender’ came in at #69 in triple j’s Hottest 100 and their 7” release ‘Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin off Your Punchable Face’ donated all its profits to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

No stranger to top notch supports, the Australian leg will see The Smith Street Band joined by great friends and Tasmanian label mates Luca Brasi, touring in support of their brand new album If This Is All We’re Going To Be. Also on the bumper bill will be MC and multi-instrumentalist Joelistics and Melbourne’s Jess Locke Band.

This June, join relentless road warriors The Smith Street Band in celebrating and saying farewell to Throw Me In The River around Australia and New Zealand.

with special guests Luca Brasi, Joelistics & Jess Locke Band

Friday June 3rd – Metro, Sydney – SOLD OUT
Saturday June 4th – Max Watts, Brisbane – SOLD OUT
Saturday June 11th – The Gov, Adelaide – SOLD OUT
Thursday June 16th – Max Watts, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Friday June 17th – Max Watts, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Thursday June 23rd – Kings Arms, Auckland*
Friday June 24th – Great Job, Palmerston North*
Saturday June 25th – Moon 1, Wellington*
Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday April 6th
Friday June 10th – Capitol, Perth
*TSSB only


Black Stone Cherry joins STEEL PANTHER Australian Tour – June 2016

Black Stone Cherry has some sweet (as cherry pie) news – their tour dates in June 2016 have been rescheduled. While that doesn’t SOUND like awesome news… it most definitely is, as they have been shifted to main support slot on the Steel Panther tour. Double your dose of US rock in one night!.
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Sleater-Kinney Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour 2016

Sleater-Kinney came crashing out of the ’90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar for punk’s political insight and emotional impact. Hailed as “America’s best rock band” by Greil Marcus in Time Magazine, and as “America’s best punk band ever. EVER” by Rob Sheffield in Rolling Stone, the band put out seven searing albums in 10 years before going on indefinite hiatus in 2006. Almost a decade later, the trio–guitarists/vocalists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein, and drummer Janet Weiss–has come back together for 2015’s No Cities To Love.
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Cherie Currie ‘The Voice Of The Runaways’ – Australian + New Zealand Tour 2016

What do you get when you put five teenage girls together with a crazy Svengali? ….. MAYHEM! The Runaways burst onto the scene in 1975 with a 15 year old Cherie Currie out front screaming the instant classic ‘Cherry Bomb’!
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TOUR UPDATE: MADONNA ‘REBEL HEART TOUR’ – Change to Brisbane Show Dates

Live Nation announced that due to scheduling changes, Madonna’s Brisbane concert dates previously scheduled on Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th will move ahead one week with the revised dates changed respectively to Wednesday, March 16th and Thursday, March 17th. There is no change to the venue which remains the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
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Brian Wilson Performing Pet Sounds – Australia 2016

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The legendary musician Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys and the architect of the Californian sound, is coming to Australia to perform the resounding masterpiece Pet Sounds. Labelled as one of the most influential albums of all time, Brian Wilson will perform it live in its entirety including the hits; ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’, ‘Sloop John B’, and ‘God Only Knows’ and his greatest hits.
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NOFX Announce Headline Shows – January 2016

Heading to Australia and now New Zealand in January 2016, punk rock stalwarts NOFX announce a series of headline shows! Feeling they skipped some fundamental cities on their last national tour, NOFX will be delighting audiences in Canberra, Hobart and Auckland with a night of mayhem, debauchery, and some music!
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