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Interpol Melbourne & Sydney Sideshows Announced!

  Interpol – Australian Tour December 2010 / January 2011
Having been announced as headliner of Falls Festival, Sunset Sounds and Southbound this Summer, Handsome Tours are very pleased to announce that Interpol will be performing two exclusive sideshows in support of their highly-acclaimed, self-titled fourth record.

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JACK JOHNSON “To The Sea Tour” – December 2010

  Nik Tischler and Michael Coppel, in conjunction with MAX are pleased to announce the Australian dates for JACK JOHNSON’S 2010 To The Sea Tour.

Back to perform in Australia – a place he holds dear to his heart – Jack returns this coming summer in support of his forthcoming album “To The Sea”, for what will be a run of hotly anticipated shows.

A Decade on from his first visit, JACK JOHNSON will be on Australian shores again with a new album under his belt, titled To The Sea and a back catalogue of hits spanning his multi-platinum selling albums “Brushfire Fairytales”, “On and On”, “In Between Dreams” and “Sleep Through The Static”.

Performing such classics as “Inaudible Melodies”, “Sitting Waiting Wishing”, “Flake”, “Taylor”, and “Times Like These”, along side his latest hit “You And Your Heart” Jack brings in tow his ever faithful traveling companions, long time band members Adam Topol (drums),Merlo Podlewski (bass) and Zach Gill (keys).

After selling an astonishing 18 million+ copies worldwide, JACK JOHNSON, is set to release his fifth studio album – the aptly titled “To The Sea” – produced by Robert Carranza, and JACK JOHNSON, which also features guest appearances from long time collaborator and friend G. Love, and Paula Fuga. The first taster from the record comes in the shape of single and first track entitled “You And Your Heart” – a beautiful, melodic slice of acoustic bliss, that is indicative of – and perfectly introduces – “To The Sea”, to JACK’S ever faithful, and ever growing audience.

In a continuing effort to acknowledge and support environmental work JACK JOHNSON’S 2010 To The Sea Tour will collaborate with hand-chosen community groups in Australia and around the world as part of Johnson’s All At Once Community. This year’s All At Once campaign will focus on supporting non-profit groups and engaging fans in the realms of Sustainable Local Food Systems and Plastic Free Initiatives. As in 2008, Jack Johnson will donate 100% of his tour profits to charity and tour proceeds will go to these groups to support their projects. Visit www.AllAtOnce.org for additional information.

With a history of tickets selling fast on JACK’S Australian tours, fans should get in early to avoid missing out on what’s shaping up to be the must see tour of 2010.

Saturday December 4th 2010 – ME BANK STADIUM, PERTH
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Wednesday December 8th 2010 – SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE

Saturday December 11th 2010 – THE DOMAIN, SYDNEY
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Monday December 13th 2010 – RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE

Further ticketing, general tour and additional environmental information available on the dedicated tour website – www.jackjohnson.com.au

Tickets for all shows are on sale Friday June 4TH 2010
all shows are LICENSED and ALL AGES

Jack Johnson – “To The Sea” out Friday June 4th – Brushfire Records / Universal Music
The album is an Australian exclusive with bonus VIDEO download of ‘You & Your Heart’

Photo Journal: Falls Music and Arts Festival 2009 – Day 3

Photos and Words: Elize Strydom
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By the third day of the festival fatigue and the effects of alcohol made finding your tent site difficult.
It was another cracker, weatherwise… but I was keeping a close eye on the clouds forming in the distance… Click here for Photo Journal

Wolfmother @ Falls Music and Arts Festival 2009

Photos and Words: Elize Strydom

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By the time Wolfmother hit the stage the air temperature had dropped dramatically. Thankfully, the Wolfies’ electrifying tunes brought the heat back. They played the old crowd-pleasers plus a swag of new ones from their recent release, Cosmic Egg. As usual, Stockdale ruled the stage but not without a bit of competition (performance wise and hairstyle wise) from bass player/keyboardist, Ian Peres.

Photo Journal: Falls Music and Arts Festival 2009

Photos and Review: Elize Strydom

Every year the population of the sleepy seaside town of Lorne, Victoria swells. Music lovers from all over Australia pack their bags and load their cars and make the pilgrimage to the Falls Music and Arts Festival.
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Falls Music and Arts Festival
Lorne is situated on the Great Ocean Road and while it is tempting for me to keep on traveling that road, I know that rolling green hills covered in lush green grass and stages set for some the world’s best acts await, just 10 kilometres inland.

Traffic crawls along the winding dusty road, but I’m sustained by the knowledge of what is about to be unveiled, around the next corner.
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I put up my tent and it disappears amongst a sea of temporary canvas homes. What hope do I have of finding it late tonight? Ah well, it’s all part of the adventure!

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Photo Gallery: DOPE (USA) + SOIL (USA) @ Club 299, Brisbane 18 December 2009

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[Photo: Mel Hone]

Artists: DOPE (USA) + SOIL (USA)
Venue: Club 299, Brisbane
Date: 18 December 2009

Photographer: Mel Hone

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Photo Gallery: Laneous and the Family Yah @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane 17 December 2009

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Laneous and the Family Yah
[Photo: Cody Alexander ]
  Photographer: Cody Alexander

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ARIA Chart News – w/c 21 Dec 2009

Susan Boyle continues to move from strength to strength on the ARIA Album Chart, achieving a fourth consecutive week at number one with her debut album “I Dreamed A Dream”, selling over 100,000 units and chalking up the fourth highest sales week since 1997, when ARIA began compiling charts using electronically scanned sales data. Only Guy Sebastian in 2003, Shannon Noll in 2004 and Damian Leith in 2006 have sold more albums in a single week in this time. The album has been certified six times platinum since its release, placing it on track to become one of the biggest selling albums of the year. Ke$ha’s hit track “Tik Tok” claims its seventh straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles and Digital Track Charts, placing it on par with Flo Rida’s “Right Round”, The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” and “Sexy Bitch” from David Guetta as one of the year’s longest running number one singles – one more week at the top will give Ke$ha the longest running No.1 single of 2009.
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Live Review: The Fumes @ The Zoo, Brisbane 12 December 2009 w/ Marshall and the Fro

Author: Hannah Collins
It’s Saturday night at The Zoo, time to kick back, get your hat on, and knuckle down for the rockabilly blues ensemble that is The Fumes.

Venue not even at half capacity, making stage front space an easy grab, 3 piece Marshall and the Fro introduce us to a very fun filled evening. With influences like Dallas Frasca, Blue King Brown and Tool, the bluesy rock set saw everybody’s feet sliding backwards and forward’s in time with the drums. Bass player Tracy Stephens looked great in a little red and white pokerdot dress, her bass pumping blues down the spines of eager onlookers. Their unique light rock, beefy but slow with it’s rockabilly undertone seemed to really intrigue.
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Photo Gallery: Howling Bells @ The Zoo, Brisbane 11 December, 2009

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Howling Bells
[Photo: Stephen Goodwin]

Artist: Howling Bells
Venue: The Zoo, Brisbane
Date: 11 December, 2009

Photographer: Stephen Goodwin

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DOPE (USA) + SOIL (USA) Australian Tour December 2009

Dope   Australia, strap yourself in, ‘cause dope and SOiL are joining forces to make one huge, hell of a show and throwing it our way! These two hard-hitting bands are renowned for their wild and industrial driven live shows, which will be sure to blow audiences when they both tour Australia’s east coast for the first time.

dope, with their politically charged, sonic arsenal of sounds mixed with a grooving, melodic style appeals to metal fans across the board. Their live set has been described by reviewers as crazy, primal, tight and pumped full of raw energy, and they get their audience going wild, so you know you’re in for one hell of a show. Not only do these boys play kick-ass music, their sex-drugs-and-rock-n-roll attitude and swagger will leave you craving more of them.

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Biffy Clyro to support Muse’s European Tour Nov-Dec 2009

Biffy Clyro @ The Arena : Brisbane 25 March 2009 - Photo: Stuart Blythe
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  Biffy Clyro and The Big Pink to support Muse!

The first two support acts for Muse‘s forthcoming tour dates. The Big Pink will be supporting for all the UK dates, while Biffy Clyro will be joining the band on the following European dates.

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Bob Evans To Support Keith Urban On His Australian ‘Escape Together World Tour’ – December 2009


Bob Evans
[Photo by: Stuart Blythe]
  Chugg Entertainment and EMI Music are excited to announce that Bob Evans and his full band will open for Keith Urban on his “Escape Together World Tour” which begins in Melbourne on Saturday December 12 and will be the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

The two-hour, high-energy concert event starts in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 12 December, before travelling north to Wollongong’s WIN Entertainment Centre on Monday 14 December. Next on the itinerary is Sydney’s Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 16 December before finishing up in Keith’s home state, performing at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday 18 December. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

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News: Patrick Wolf (UK) ‘The Bachelor’ Australian Tour – December 2009

The infamous Patrick Wolf returns to our shores, to celebrate the release of his latest album, The Bachelor.

Visceral, Impulsive, Antagonistic and Unique; the list of superlatives and adjectives for this young man and his music go on ad infinitum. Never one to conform to artistic nor industry status quo, young Master Wolf could rightly claim pole position at the vanguard of avant-garde pop. His wonderfully wilful compositions and forays into the glamorous aesthetic of leather, chains, glitter and feathers only exalt the kind of compelling self- awareness we find so irresistible.
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News: Dream Theater ‘Black Clouds & Silver Linings’ Australian Tour December 2009

Dream Theater   Ten studio albums, five live albums, six live DVDs, 1000’s of insane, unbelievable live shows and a rabid fan base worldwide – Dream Theater continue to be at the top of their game.

After waiting for more than 20 years for them to tour, Australian Dream Theater fans were treated to their first live shows in January 2008, with their intense live performances proving beyond question that they were definitely worth the wait.

Now the metal masters return to Australia for a national tour this December.
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