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Five years into their reformation and you could be forgiven for thinking the Sunnyboys revival was on the wane, however, with two Sydney shows selling out in just 4 days (faster than any time previous), setting a sales record at Sunshine Coast venue The Shed by selling 1/3rd of capacity in the first 8 hrs and eclipsing their previous best first week sales in Melbourne, it appears that memo didn’t get through!
Cat Power Sun has been forced to cancel her forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, including her show at #MELTQueerFest.
Cat Power a/k/a Chan Marshall suffers from Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) a potentially fatal rare blood disease that causes swelling around the throat, oesophagus and internal organs. Its the same condition which caused her to postpone some European dates in 2012 – all of which were rescheduled.
This is the first time in an 18 year touring history with Australia that Chan has been forced to postpone any shows and she is determined too make it back ASAP and in good health. All tickets for this tour will remain valid for the rescheduled dates which will be advised in the coming weeks.
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Cat Power a/k/a Georgia-born singer / songwriter Chan Marshall, returns to Australia this summer for a series of intimate theatre-only performances. Performing solo, the show will boast a whole swag of new material and old favourites ahead of new album recording this summer.
Last here in early 2012 for The Falls Festival and multiple sold-out Sydney Festival performances, Dinosaur Jr frontman / guitar-guru J Mascis returns to Australia and New Zealand in February 2015 for Adelaide’s Garden Of Unearthly Delights Aurora Spiegeltent programme, as special guest to premier ambient / noise outfit Mogwai for two shows at Perth International Arts Festival, for headline performances along the Australian east coast (including first time solo appearances in Hobart and Canberra) and for three shows on the north island of New Zealand.
The 2015 tour follows the release of Tied To A Star, the second solo album from Mascis that picks up exactly where 2011’s debut Several Shades Of Why left off.
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Due to overwhelming demand The Mark Of Cain have now added an Adelaide show as a part of their 2014 national tour in support of new single Grey-11 (featuring Henry Rollins) and taken from the album Songs Of The Third & Fifth.
The local three-piece will perform at The Gov on December 5th with Adelaide-via-Melbourne two-piece King Of The North in support. Tickets for The Gov show will go on-sale this Friday 12th September.
And as it was for the March 2012 Australian tour and the exclusive Adelaide only dates in September 2013, The Mark Of Cain will once again comprise brothers John & Kim Scott with boy-wonder Eli Green behind the drum kit – recording skinsman John Stanier being unavailable for these shows.
||Having made their Australian debut on 2008’s Falls & Southbound Festivals, Built To Spill return this summer for another round of festival activity, this time as special guests of both the Peats Ridge and Pyramid Rock Festivals.
Over time, Built to Spill have developed an especially dedicated following – among them Matt Groening, who curated the May 2010 edition of the UK based All Tomorrow’s
Parties festival. Groening invited Built To Spill to play alongside heavyweights: the reformed Iggy & The Stooges, Spiritualized, She & Him, Joanna Newsom, Deerhunter & others. Continue reading