|With their brand new single you (feat. me) making waves at radio around the country, a new album on the way in early December, and having just graced the stage of this year’s Stonefest as winner’s of the triple j unearthed slot, you’d be right to say that things are heating Los Capitanes in a major way. Now, this 6-piece ska outfit from Canberra, is taking their live show on the road in November.|
|They’ve conquered the Great Wall, gorged themselves on Peking Duck and made tracks through the Forbidden City, now The Vasco Era are back and itching to show you their cultural side on their Back From China tour.
After playing to crowds of over 6,000 at China’s longest-running rock music festival (Midi fest), sharing the bill with the likes of U.S. metal act Soulfly and Chinese premiere league rockers, Tang Dynasty, the local lads showcased their latest release – Lucille –
in a more intimate setting, at D22 bar, Beijing, and Vox bar, Wuhan to rave reviews.
Continue reading The Vasco Era ‘Back from China’ Tour – November/December 2010 [Tour News]
SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT 2011 HAS SOLD OUT IN MINUTES!!!!
SECOND SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT JUST ANNOUNCED!!!
With the Wednesday, 26 January Sydney BDO tickets snapped up in record time a second Sydney BDO will now be added.
It’s only the third time in the Festival’s 19 year history that a second show has been staged in any city.
Fans can now attend the second Festival in Sydney, comprising the same bill, on THURSDAY, 27 JANUARY 2011
We a very thankful and proud of the continued popularity and support of the event which enables us to present an additional show in Sydney for the second year in a row.
Continue reading SECOND SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT 2011 ANNOUNCED!!
PYRAMID is back in 2010 & bigger than ever!!!
|The colossal PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL is returning to Phillip Island for its seventh year in succession! Running from Wednesday 29 December 2010 until Saturday 1 January 2011, we’re ready to announce that this years Pyramid Rock Festival is going to be bigger and better than ever!|
After last years’ apocalyptic electrical storm there was a lot of speculation that PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL wouldn’t return to ring in the 2011 New Year. However, after the electrifying, but untimely display by Mother Nature described as a “once in a hundred year storm”, festival organisers have bunkered down to ensure that Pyramid 2010 has the capacity to deal with any out of the ordinary event.
Booking acts for Pyramid began early this year with artists from all over the globe showing their support for the festival, ensuring that this year Pyramid will undoubtedly be hosting its best line up to date with the first round of acts revealed on August 26.
Continue reading PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL 2010 – First Announcement
|Having seen a need for a camping and music festival easily accessible to the music fans of Brisbane, the team behind Sounds Of Spring planned The Lost Weekend which was to be involve three days of camping and music situated less than an hour from Brisbane’s CBD.
Unfortunately issues beyond the promoter’s control have made running the event in the way that they envisaged impossible, and have forced the inaugural The Lost Weekend to be moved to the picturesque Brisbane Riverstage and Botanical Gardens.
The festival will no longer be a camping event and will now be held on Saturday March 6 and Sunday March 7, with the same diverse and exciting selection of international, interstate and local acts performing over three stages between 10am and 10pm on both days, still making it the perfect end to the festival season.
Continue reading The Lost Weekend Festival – Change of Venue
The Living End has announced a change of venue for the Brisbane date of their national ‘Raise The Alarm Tour’. The concert taking place in Brisbane on Friday May 1st will now take place at the Brisbane Riverstage, Gardens Point, City. All tickets previously purchased for the Big Top will be honoured at the Brisbane Riverstage concert. Originally announced at the Musgrave Park Big Top, the event had been advertised with the subject to council approvals line since announcement but the organisers of the event were notified yesterday by Brisbane Council that their permit for the Big Top show has been denied.
The Living End with special guests Gyroscope and Tame Impala will perform at the popular Riverstage on Friday May 1st.
A reminder to fans that this is the only Brisbane concert The Living End will be performing this year so it’s your last chance to see them live in this environment.
Continue reading THE LIVING END BRISBANE CONCERT MOVES TO RIVERSTAGE!
Interview: Elize Strydom
The Living End has never been busier – and that’s the way they like it. National tour? No problem. European jaunt? Bring it on. An album of demos and rarities? Absolutely.
This time last year the Melbourne three-piece was preparing to unleash their fifth studio album, White Noise. It came after a period of uncertainty that threatened to put an end to things. After a brief hiatus Chris Cheney, Scott Owen and Andy Stachan resolved to pick up the tools and get the ball rolling. Scott says after a shaky start, the pieces started to fit.
“There was a very distinct moment when things started happening and the tunes were getting us pretty excited. And it did sort of feel like a bit of a comeback. That break had given us time to think about how we felt about the band. It put everything into perspective so when things started happening and songs started coming together there was a pretty amazing confidence in the band. We did put pressure on ourselves. We did say we’re not going to bother making another album unless it’s a bloody good one. We’re not going to settle for second best, we wanna make sure if we’re going to do something it’s gonna be something that will make all three of us really happy. And when we started doing that all the fear and the pressure fell away and everything started going really well again. And I think it shows on the record. The response to the record has been great which has really boosted our confidence.”
Continue reading Life is for Living – Elize Strydom catches up with Scott Owen from The Living End
|*** VENUE CHANGE IN BRISBANE – see below ***
The Living End raise the alarm for arena tour (see what I did there?)
Everyone’s favourite Australian alternative rockabilly punk rock band The Living End have announced a tour of the East Coast and Perth taking place over the four Fridays in May. “So what!” I hear you shout. Well, before I continue I’ll ask you to calm down. Calm now? Good. The unusual thing about this tour is that dates in Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth will be taking place in arenas. The tour will be the first time the Melbourne band has headlined an arena tour in Australia and will be the band’s only major city performances in 2009.
Coming along for the ride are Perth grunge act Gyroscope and blog buzz band (BBB?) Tame Impala. All four shows will be all-ages and for something quite unusual for arena shows, tickets will be under $60! The Living End will also be re-releasing White Noise with a bonus CD full of rare never released before tracks, and tickets buyers will be able to add the release onto the ticket price for a nominal fee. How’s that for service.
[photo: Stuart Blythe]
Continue reading The Living End, Raise The Alarm Tour May 2009
Splendour In The Grass – 2008 SOLD OUT
*** ALL 2008 TICKETS SOLD OUT ***
“….the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is an amazing line-up and the type of outstanding performances that have become the festival’s trademark. the two best days in any music lover’s calendar year… Splendour in the Grass!” Faster Louder
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS will return to warm up your winter this Saturday 2nd and Sunday August 3rd, 2008. Australia’s much loved festival event will take place at Belongil Fields in Byron Bay and will feature a veritable feast of musical treasures from around the globe.
This year all tickets to SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS will be sold online through the ticketing service, Qjump, via www.qjump.com.au. Qjump is a newly launched online ticketing company whose parent company has 7 years experience providing web based ticketing services. Qjump sells tickets for many leading Australian events and venues and its website and custom built hosting environment has been specifically designed to meet the high capacity on-sale demands of events like Splendour. In our efforts to improve and streamline the ticketing process, this year’s tickets will be delivered to buyers by email using Qjump’s print@home e-ticket. The benefits of this include reducing paper usage, greenhouse gas emissions and ticket scalping as well as reducing the cost of delivery for ticket buyers. Tickets go on sale at www.qjump.com.au from 9am on Thursday 22nd May.
From Akron, Ohio and Bristol, UK to Reykjavik, Iceland and the sunny Gold Coast, here’s a taste of the first acts lined up to thrill at SPLENDOUR 2008.
Splendour In The Grass Lineup Announcement (first acts lineup) –
Devo, The Music, Wolfmother, Sigur Ros, The Living End, The Presets
Tricky, Vampire Weekend, Ben Lee, Cold War Kids, The Fratellis
The Wombats, Pnau, Laura Marling, The Vines, The Grates, Operator Please,
Band of Horses, Van She, The Panics, Gyroscope, MSTRKRFT, Lightspeed Champion,
The Brown Birds from Windy Hill, Scribe, The Gin Club…
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2008 TICKET PRICES
Event ticket $199 (inc gst) + bf
Green Event Ticket $206 (inc gst) + bf
Camping ticket $132 (inc gst) + bf
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 22ND MAY AT 9AM
Internet sales only – www.qjump.com.au