With her dream band The GoodLife by her side, Canadian expat, now Australian resident, Tracy McNeil has delivered her finest release yet with her fourth studio album Thieves. Ten songs written across three countries – the album traverses the emotional landscape of loss, the elusiveness of time and the thrill of new beginnings.
Continue reading Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife: Thieves Album Tour 2016
The Bennies head off on their biggest tour to date in a week’s time and they are excited to announce a bunch of local legends will be joining the tour. Visiting each of the states and territories around the country, from June ‘till the end of July, the tour sees The Bennies joined by label mates Clowns and Perth’s Axe Girl along with the huge list of local supports below. Presented by triple j tickets are on sale now.
Continue reading The Bennies Australian tour 2016 with Clowns & Axe Girl! **Local Supports Announced**
In 1994 a groovy little band outta Portland, Oregon burst into life – they were called THE DANDY WARHOLS. There were a group of friends who ’needed music to drink to’. For the last two decades, THE DANDY WARHOLS have solidified themselves as a veteran rock act that combine a detached garage rock cool with effervescent pop melodies, creating a sound that has been described as Portland’s answer to Brit-Pop.
Continue reading The Dandy Warhols Announce ‘Distortland’ Australian Tour -October 2016
Parkway Drive reveal the local support bands who will be opening each show on the upcoming All Aussie Adventure East Coast Regional Tour.
Continue reading PARKWAY DRIVE – All Aussie Adventure Tour 2016 – Supports Announced
One of the most exciting and endearing Australian indie-rock outfits, Bad Pony, have just unveiled tour dates and a new single ‘Sideways’ – a DIY self-produced effort recorded at guitarist Cron Van Niekerk’s home studio.
Continue reading Bad Pony – New Single ‘Sideways’ + Tour Dates 2016
Get ready for the Best 80s Night Ever! TOTALLY 80’s!
TOTALLY 80’s Stars 7 International 80’s Superstars – MARTIKA, BERLIN, LIMAHL of KAJAGOOGOO, PAUL LEKAKIS, KATRINA (ex KATRINA & THE WAVES), MEN WITHOUT HATS & STACEY Q will be together – live in concert – to perform all of their classic hits. Sharing the stage with them will be 2 of Australia’s own Countdown Favourites WA WA NEE and REAL LIFE!
Whether it was her synth-dance songs or power ballads, there’s no doubting MARTIKA (USA) was a great singer. At TOTALLY 80s she will perform all of her biggest Australian hits including the #1 smash Love… Thy Will Be Done (written by Prince no less), the almost #1 Toy Soldiers as well as I Feel The Earth Move and Martika’s Kitchen. This will be only the second time MARTIKA has toured Australia, the last time being 1991!
Let by Terri Nunn, synth-pop/ new wavers BERLIN (USA) will take you back in time to that steamy scene from Top Gun when they perform their Australian #1 Take My Breath Away (writer Giorgio Moroder said that he is most proud of this song, of all the other hits he has had) plus their other fantastic Top 40 Hits, including No More Words, Dancing in Berlin as well as the seminal, Metro (which has been covered by everyone from System of a Down to Alkaline Trio). This will be BERLIN’s first tour of Australia since 1984!
The original duotone spikey mullet man, LIMAHL (UK) was, oh, so much more than his legendary hair; the band he fronted KAJAGOOGOO were responsible for the 1980’s Nick Rhodes (DURAN DURAN) produced classic Too Shy (which peaked at #6 on the Australian charts.) LIMAHL immediately found solo success with his smash hit Never Ending Story giving him another Top 10 hit here. This will be the first time LIMAHL of KAJAGOOGOO has ever toured Australia!
PAUL LEKAKIS (USA), the man who like a fine wine only gets better with age, had one of the biggest hits in 1987 with Boom Boom (Lets Go Back To My Room). This 80’s dance-pop gem was an Australian phenomenon and stayed at #1 for 5 weeks! This will be the first time Paul has ever performed in Australia!
KATRINA (UK) ex KATRINA & THE WAVES had one of the biggest 80’s hits with their power pop classic Walking on Sunshine reaching #4 here, it’s second highest chart position in the world only behind Canada. KATRINA was last here in 1987 as part of the Countdown Spectacular.
One of the most memorable videos from the 80’s was for Canada’s MEN WITHOUT HATS for their mega hit Safety Dance. It has stood the test of time and remains one of the quintessential 80’s songs that always makes you smile! This will be the first time MEN WITHOUT HATS have ever performed live in Australia!
The Queen of retro / electro dance, STACEY Q (USA) stormed the Australian charts in 1986 with her debut single Two of Hearts reaching #8. Her follow up single We Connect was another great slice of hi-nrg dance music and reached #6 here. “Long live the 80’s and Stacey Q” indeed!
WA WA NEE came of nowhere in 1986 and scored an Aussie #1 with their debut single Stimulation. They followed it up with 2 more Top 10 Australian Hits – Sugar Free and I Could Make You Love Me.
Of all the 80’s Australian acts very few charted outside of Australia. REAL LIFE were the exception with their synth pop classic Send Me An Angel reaching #6 in Australia as well as #1 in NZ, #1 in Germany, #18 Canada, #29 in the US to name a few! REAL LIFE will perform Send Me An Angel as well as their other Australian Top 10 hit, Catch Me I’m Falling.
What a line-up! What a night! So many 80s classic songs all performed live by the original artists! TOTALLY 80’s will be a night to re-live some of the decade’s biggest smash hits, (safety) dance moves and musical memories.
TOTALLY 80’s – Best 80’s Night Ever!
Totally 80’s Australian Tour Dates:
Tuesday 12th July – BRISBANE Eatons Hill
Thursday 14th July – GOLD COAST Jupiters
Friday 15th July – MELBOURNE Palais Theatre
Saturday 16th July – SYDNEY Enmore Theatre
Wednesday 20th July – PERTH Astor Theatre
Thursday 21st July – ADELAIDE The Gov
Friday 22nd July – HOBART Wrest Point
Saturday 23rd July – MELBOURNE The Palms @ Crown
Sunday 24th July – MELBOURNE The Palms @ Crown
Wednesday 27th July – REVESBY Revesby Workers
Thursday 28th July – NEWCASTLE Civic Theatre
Friday 29th July – PENRITH Penrith Panthers
Saturday 23rd July – MELBOURNE The Palms @ Crown
Tickets on sale NOW from: http://www.metropolistouring.com/totally80s
With shareholder confidence at an all time high and strong yield from the Groovin’ The Moo Festival dates, Client Liaison embark on their national tour tomorrow in Perth at Villa. The tour will then continue on with sold out shows in Fremantle, Gold Coast, Geelong, Sydney and Melbourne as well as Byron Bay, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Wollongong and Adelaide. Full tour details below.
Continue reading Client Liaison – ‘World Of Our Love’ Australian Tour 2016
Soon to set off on their mammoth Australia-wide tour, indie innovators Little May are today announcing 18-year-old prodigy and triple j darling, E^ST as their support act this May. She will be joined by yet-to-be-announced local openers in each city. This news comes with the unveiling of the winner of Little May’s #artforthecompany tour poster competition, Lauren Vingillis from Sydney, who has won a bunch of prizes and will have her artwork distributed nationally.
Continue reading LITTLE MAY – National Tour – May 2016
After the success of their debut EP, Waxen Myriad, in 2014, Brisbane band Twin Haus began this year recording their awaited follow up, set to be released on March 22nd through Bedlam Records. Whilst continuing to reaffirm their status as one of the best live bands that their city has to offer, the four piece bunkered down for most of 2015 in a preparatory writing mode for their latest release.
Continue reading Twin Haus Release Sophomore EP “Nothing Lavish”
Mat McHugh is about to take his music around Australia, performing a solo tour for the first time in a few years.
The latter part of 2015 was a tumultuous time for Mat. Having written, recorded and released a new FREE album – WAVES (www.matmchugh.bandcamp.com/album/waves) – Mat had to cancel his Australian tour last September after only a few shows due to extensive neck and back injuries.
Continue reading Mat McHugh Announces Solo 2016 Tour
Allday just landed at #48 in last week’s triple j Hottest 100 for his collab “Dynamite” with Asta, having spent much of 2015 touring and recording in the USA. Continue reading Allday announces University Boy Tour
Lennard Promotions presents the long-awaited return of legendary vocalist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Eric Burdon and his band The Animals for their first Australian shows in nearly a decade.
Continue reading Eric Burdon & The Animals Announce 2016 Australian Tour
Britain’s living legends of comedy, and the founders of Monty Python, John Cleese and Eric Idle, announce an Australian tour for their must-see new show, John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time. The 2016 tour will see the British icons perform unforgettable shows beginning 25 February playing all major capital cities.
Continue reading John Cleese and Eric Idle – Australian Tour February 2016
January 2016 will see Australian metalcore outfit Confession take a final bow – a choice made by their infamous frontman Michael Crafter, perhaps better known for his appearance on Big Brother, or generally outrageous internet presence – to leave the stage while on top, rather than to fade away as the responsibilities of life take the lead.
Continue reading Confession – “The Final Tour” – January 2016
Fresh faced and creating a unique blend of surf pop there is no holding back IVEY, a band made up of 15 – 18 year old mates who are wrapping up 2015 in style with the announcement they will support an impressive list of touring artists over coming months including British India, Art of Sleeping, PLTS and The Belligerents.
Continue reading IVEY – “Smell Of Smoke” (Official Video) + Upcoming Shows