American Rock band from Palm Desert, California, Eagles of Death Metal will be returning to the land down under to perform at Bluesfest Byron Bay this Easter. Founded in 1998 by best friends Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, the pair came upon the band’s name in a pondering effort as to what a cross between The Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that, the band was born!Continue reading Tour News : Eagles of Death Metal – Australian Tour 2020
With a music career spanning millions of albums sold worldwide Morcheeba are making a welcome return to Australia this April. Having defined the ‘chill out’ genre with tracks like ‘The Sea’, ‘Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day’ and ‘Otherwise’, there are few people worldwide who cannot sing along to their beloved anthems of a genre defying era.Continue reading Tour News : Morcheeba – Australia Tour 2020
After an award-winning sell out Australian tour in 2017, the Godmother of Punk – Patti Smith is coming to Australia and New Zealand this April! Just when we thought it was all over, Patti called and said ‘I’d like to do it all over again. I’m ready if you are!” How could we refuse? The living legend that is Patti Smith added ‘It was just such a great trip. I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to come back – so I’m delighted that I was wrong’.Continue reading Tour News : Patti Smith – Australian Tour 2020
One of Australia’s most endearing and celebrated rock bands, Gyroscope, have just announced national tour dates and a self-produced new EP ‘4YRLV’ (pronounced ‘For Your Love’) – the first taste of music since their double A-side ‘Crooked Thought / DABS’ released in 2017.Continue reading Tour News : Gyroscope ‘4YRLV’ Tour 2019
Caulfield, known worldwide for its racetrack, was overrun with guitar players, enthusiasts and fans alike over the weekend. The venue gave way for what has to be one of the best guitar playing line-ups in the festivals history. The event held under complete cover in the members grandstand drew fans and players alike to two days of guitar mania. From the moment you entered the building you were greeted by 50,000 watts of pure guitar shredding. This area of course was the trade component of the show where budding guitarists got to play and talk everything from the classics of Gibson and Fender and numerous independent and personal guitar makers who were on show. But it didn’t end there. Amplifiers with some wicked pedals and everything accessory wise to make even the most professional player salivate. All stall holders were more than generous with their time and experience. Over $75,000 was paid out for the most expensive guitar of the weekend confirming build the right instrument and they will buy.Continue reading Review : Melbourne Guitar Show 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse
Extraordinary New York artist Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) returns to Australia in October 2019 launching her 3-disc extravaganza Joanthology with a very special series of solo shows.
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Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that Billy Bragg will be returning for a very special tour entitled “One Step Forward. Two Steps Back.” In each city Braggwill perform three unique shows on consecutive nights. The first night’s performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career. The second will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), its similarly raw follow-up Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). The third performance will see Bragg perform songs from his second three albums: the positively jangled Workers Playtime (1988), the pop classic Don’t Try This at Home (1991) and the back-to-basics William Bloke (1996).
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The Mark Of Cain return to the stage this October performing their debut album Battlesick in its entirety.
Originally released in 1989 via indie Adelaide label Dominator Battlesick sounded like no Australian album before it or since. Tracks like Wake Up, Dead Man’s Mail, The Setback, Call in Anger and the title track addressed the fear of dreams, the threat of death, anger over disappointment and personal setbacks; not exactly the subject matter of an era when Kylie Minogue was queen and Ratcat were primed to become the pinnacle of the underground. It did not chart and in Australia it was barely heard out of Adelaide however, it’s resonance did find an audience even if that audience had to come from places farer rather than near.
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Considered one of the finest modern blues guitarists in the world and a bonafide can’t-miss live performer, Gerard Allman Events are proud to announce that Kirk Fletcher will make a welcome return to Australia in February 2020 – and this time he’s bringing his European band – Jonny Henderson on Keys and Bass and Matt Brown on drums – with him. Tickets to all shows are on sale now, with full tour details below.
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For the first time in Australia, ZIRK! CIRCUS – The Big Top Spectacular commences its national tour of Australia this July.
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As fans gear up for their arrival in just a few months, Architects have today confirmed that POLARIS and WHILE SHE SLEEPS will join them across their 5 date Australian tour, which kicks off at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on August 6 in support of the band’s eighth album, “Holy Hell”.
Augie March announce ‘On The Quiet’ 10 year anniversary tour
In 2009, when it couldn’t get any bigger or louder, Augie March pared back and skirted the east coast with their ‘On The Quiet’ tour. A loose and informal approach to their acclaimed repertoire, this largely acoustic show was a huge hit with Augie fans, purist and tourist alike.
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US country four-piece, Davisson Brothers Band, bring their high-energy set to Australia’s East Coast on their return visit this July.
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The Cat Empire Australian Tour 2019
Australia’s kings of real good, feel good roots pop, The Cat Empire return home for another triumphant lap around the country this October and November still riding high on the success of their most recent studio album, Stolen Diamonds.
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