Jordie Lane is back from America with his long awaited first full length studio album in 5 years GLASSELLLAND (pronounced Glas-Sell-Land). To celebrate the Australian album release, Jordie Lane embarks on a massive national tour with his new band The Sleepers. Sweeping across Australia’s major capital cities and key regional venues this October and November, show tickets go on sale Thursday 11 August, 9am EST from jordielane.com and via participating venues.
Lennard Promotions Presents the return of the unholy high priest of psychobilly, Reverend Horton Heat for a series of high octane shows across Australian this September and October.
With the bands upcoming August release of ART ROCK TWO, the long awaited follow up to 2015’s ‘Art Rock One’, Melbourne’s cult art rock duo (now trio) THE STIFFYS will embark on a massive 17 date national tour!
Two of Australia’s most popular, and exciting live acts, Karise Eden and Dean Ray, will showcase their considerable talents in the national ‘Rebellion’ tour this May through to July. Hitting the road from Queensland right through to Western Australia and including Tasmania, they’ll perform a selection of their own material along with some special “duo” performances in a real treat for fans!
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.
Leah Flanagan offers you ‘Chills’, the first single from the forthcoming album Saudades.
The opening track on the album, ‘Chills’ sets the scene as Leah’s beautifully wry voice contemplates the heartache of being close to someone emotionally distant, feeling the wrongness and loving them anyway.
Two musical trajectories born of enthralling live performances and evocative storytelling will converge in July and August for a run of shows nationally.
William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor have carved their name into the Australian music scene this year with universally acclaimed debut albums and strong praise from live music reviews, each shaped by their formative years spent in rural serenity.
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Brisbane, Sydney, Shoalhaven, Twin Towns and Bendigo shows
Melbourne, 2nd Twin Towns, Newcastle and Launceston
close to sell out!
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.
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
Tasmania’s most affable, goal kicking melodic punks LUCA BRASI have stormed into #18 on the ARIA Album Chart with their brand new, triple j feature album ‘If This Is All We’re Going To Be’. Today the band announce a headlining album tour for August, hitting the road with the UK’s Moose Blood and Adelaide heartbreakers The Hard Aches.
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.
Following a massively popular run of shows through Western Australia in April, heavy music monoliths KARNIVOOL will embark on a run of East Coast headline dates through June and July. These will be the band’s only headlining shows until their their much anticipated fourth LP is completed.
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.
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Behold the brand new clip for the third single from Feelin Kinda Free, ‘Boredom’.
Shot in locations across Tokyo, and Melbourne, directed by The Drones and Chris Matthews of Defero Productions, it is a party and hens night, celebrating and mourning the universal power of deep suburbia to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.