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MIIKE SNOW exclusive Melbourne & Sydney headline shows this winter

The Frontier Touring Company announced international indie-pop heroes Miike Snow will be performing headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney this August.

The band has been widely acclaimed for their songwriting finesse – which comes as no surprise due to the musical experience of all three members.

Two of them, Swedish duo Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, have previously written and produced under the handle of Bloodshy & Avant, cranking out hits for artists such as Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Britney Spears – for whom they wrote and produced smash hit ‘Toxic’ and won a Grammy for their efforts.

Rounding out the phenomenal trio is US songwriter Andrew Wyatt, widely known for his wordsmith abilities as a gifted lyricist. Their self-titled debut in 2009 included the epic ‘Silvia’ and vibrant radio hit ‘Animal’ and showcased their combined talents in an explosion of catchy melodies and compositional depth.

‘Karlsson and Winnberg have focused their talent and energy on catchy-yet-intelligent and often challenging pop songs. And, crucially, they’ve hooked up with American lyricist/vocalist Andrew Wyatt. Not only do Wyatt’s words add a sharp lyricism to the beats, but his smooth, expressive, charismatic voice gives them soul.’ – popmatters.com

Following the album’s release, Miike Snow have since toured with multiple sold out shows and gained both an underground, word-of-mouth following as well as attracting massive crowds at some of the largest music festivals including South by Southwest and Coachella.

‘When tickets go on sale for Miike Snow, don’t even blink…Vocals were sharp and the energy of the band on stage gave a surge to the energy of the crowd…As most of the crowd left covered in sweat from dancing like it might be their last chance, it was hard to deny that Miike Snow passed the live music test.’ – Examiner.com

Consider yourself warned – tickets go on sale Friday 4 June, 9am local time. Frontier Members have access to a Members’ pre-sale from Wednesday 2 June, 12 noon AEST to Thursday 3 June, 12 noon AEST.

MIIKE SNOW

Melbourne and Sydney – August 2010
Frontier Members pre-sale from Wed 2 June, 12 noon AEST– Thu 3 June, 12 noon AEST
General public on-sale from Friday 4 June, 9am local time

Tuesday 3 August   The Hi-Fi, Melbourne   18+
www.thehifi.com.au or 1300 THE HIFI (1300 843 4434)
 
Wednesday 4 August   The Forum, Sydney   18+
www.moshtix.com.auBUY Tickets Here

Reptiles “Come Get Me” EP Launch and Shows – June 2010

  Melbourne scuzz-punks Reptiles are set to launch their latest EP Come Get Me in Melbourne and Sydney this month.

Catch Reptiles launch at Revolver in Melbourne on Sunday 13 June (Queens Birthday Eve) and at Oxford Arts Factory side stage in Sydney on Wednesday 30 June.

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JACK JOHNSON “To The Sea Tour” – December 2010

  Nik Tischler and Michael Coppel, in conjunction with MAX are pleased to announce the Australian dates for JACK JOHNSON’S 2010 To The Sea Tour.

Back to perform in Australia – a place he holds dear to his heart – Jack returns this coming summer in support of his forthcoming album “To The Sea”, for what will be a run of hotly anticipated shows.

A Decade on from his first visit, JACK JOHNSON will be on Australian shores again with a new album under his belt, titled To The Sea and a back catalogue of hits spanning his multi-platinum selling albums “Brushfire Fairytales”, “On and On”, “In Between Dreams” and “Sleep Through The Static”.

Performing such classics as “Inaudible Melodies”, “Sitting Waiting Wishing”, “Flake”, “Taylor”, and “Times Like These”, along side his latest hit “You And Your Heart” Jack brings in tow his ever faithful traveling companions, long time band members Adam Topol (drums),Merlo Podlewski (bass) and Zach Gill (keys).

After selling an astonishing 18 million+ copies worldwide, JACK JOHNSON, is set to release his fifth studio album – the aptly titled “To The Sea” – produced by Robert Carranza, and JACK JOHNSON, which also features guest appearances from long time collaborator and friend G. Love, and Paula Fuga. The first taster from the record comes in the shape of single and first track entitled “You And Your Heart” – a beautiful, melodic slice of acoustic bliss, that is indicative of – and perfectly introduces – “To The Sea”, to JACK’S ever faithful, and ever growing audience.

In a continuing effort to acknowledge and support environmental work JACK JOHNSON’S 2010 To The Sea Tour will collaborate with hand-chosen community groups in Australia and around the world as part of Johnson’s All At Once Community. This year’s All At Once campaign will focus on supporting non-profit groups and engaging fans in the realms of Sustainable Local Food Systems and Plastic Free Initiatives. As in 2008, Jack Johnson will donate 100% of his tour profits to charity and tour proceeds will go to these groups to support their projects. Visit www.AllAtOnce.org for additional information.

With a history of tickets selling fast on JACK’S Australian tours, fans should get in early to avoid missing out on what’s shaping up to be the must see tour of 2010.

Saturday December 4th 2010 – ME BANK STADIUM, PERTH
Buy tickets here

Monday December 6th 2010 – ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE

Wednesday December 8th 2010 – SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE

Saturday December 11th 2010 – THE DOMAIN, SYDNEY
Buy tickets here

Monday December 13th 2010 – RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE

Further ticketing, general tour and additional environmental information available on the dedicated tour website – www.jackjohnson.com.au

Tickets for all shows are on sale Friday June 4TH 2010
all shows are LICENSED and ALL AGES

Jack Johnson – “To The Sea” out Friday June 4th – Brushfire Records / Universal Music
The album is an Australian exclusive with bonus VIDEO download of ‘You & Your Heart’

The Drums – Australian Headline Shows August 2010

  Dubbed ‘New York’s official coolest new band’ by NME, The Drums have heralded a return to the simplicity of the mind-invading catchiness unique to good, solid, guitar-pop songs. “We love the 1950s,” they say, “it was the beginning of basic pop music. They did it from scratch and pulled these amazing, timeless melodies out of thin air.” And The Drums’, with their New Order-style trebly, melodic bass, Ventures-esque guitar songs about surfing, do exactly that.

On stage their infectious energy manifests as near-lunacy, the band playing their chirpy, whistle stopstart ditties with breathtaking mania. It’s no wonder that after only a year of living in NYC The Drums’ concerts became a weekly dance-party attended religiously by even the most cynical of music fans.

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Gosteleradio Album Launch & Tour [June-July 2010]

  Following the release of their stunning debut album Great Deeds Against The Dead –as featured on Edge Radio (Hobart), Three D Radio (Adelaide) and SYN FM (Melbourne) – Gosteleradio are pleased to announce the supports for their upcoming Melbourne album launch. Continue reading Gosteleradio Album Launch & Tour [June-July 2010]

Frightened Rabbit – Sydney & Melbourne shows – August 2010

On the back of their third studio album ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’, Glasgow’s Frightened Rabbit is heading to Australia to play the Splendour In The Grass Festival. If you don’t have tickets to see them there, you can still catch them at Melbourne’s Hi-Fi Bar on August 2 and The Factory in Sydney on August 3. Don’t miss out.

Frightened Rabbit
Melbourne – 2nd August 2010
The Hi-Fi, Melbourne

Sydney – 3rd August 2010
The Factory, Sydney

The Cat Empire – Australian Tour August/September 2010

If there’s one band in this country who has sold in excess of half a million albums, singles, DVDs collectively across their relatively short career, it’s the always get on ya feet and dance, The Cat Empire!

EMI Music Australia is proud to announce that Melbourne’s own The Cat Empire have re-signed with the label and set to celebrate their successful 6 year relationship with the release of their fourth studio album ‘Cinema’ on Friday June 25 2010. Continue reading The Cat Empire – Australian Tour August/September 2010

Cypress Hill Australian Tour – Sep/Oct 2010

  Cypress Hill has long represented the will of the people. With over 18 million albums sold worldwide, the Los Angeles trio of rappers B –Real, Sen Dog and producer DJ Muggs have continued to push rap’s boundaries since their inception in the early 90s.

With their eponymous debut album in 1991, B –Real and Sen Dog established themselves as one of rap’s most potent duos.

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SCISSOR SISTERS – NIGHT WORKS TOUR – July 2010

  Scissor Sisters present their impeccable, infectious style of flamboyant pop to the people of Melbourne and Sydney at headline shows this July, in the lead up to their Splendour in the Grass appearance.

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL HALL MONDAY JULY 26 2010
SYDNEY BIG TOP at LUNA PARK TUESDAY JULY 27 2010

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Bullet For My Valentine touring Australia September 2010 with Bring Me The Horizon and Cancer Bats

  The Fever is spreading. Bullet for My Valentine is infectious!

“Bullet For My Valentine pummelled a sold-out main hall with riffs and harmonic angst so unbridled that the gathered nearly came unglued at times.” Mike Daniel – Dallas News

It is hardly a secret. Bullet For My Valentine are this generations greatest exponents of metal. Not simply because of one, two or even three amazing albums destined to be classics in the genre; but also because of the manifest evolution – with each album pointing the way to peaks that remain beyond the powers of ordinary bands.

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Midnight Juggernauts “The Crystal Axis” Tour – August 2010

  Catch Midnight Juggernauts on Thursday 12 August at The Gov in Adelaide, Saturday 14 August at The Capitol in Perth, Thursday 19 August at The Forum in Melbourne, Friday 20 August at The Forum in Sydney, and Saturday 21 August at the Hi Fi in Brisbane. Tickets are on sale now for all shows.

The Crystal Axis had its genesis in early 2009 when Midnight Juggernauts wired themselves into a house on a remote stretch of coastal New South Wales. Emerging with a collection of songs ripe for recording at Melbourne’s Sing Sing studios, the band again opted to self-produce with engineer Chris Moore (TV on the Radio, Yeasayer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars) facilitating.

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Midlake Australian Tour – July/August 2010


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  One of America’s most celebrated acts of recent times, Midlake, has just delivered their extraordinary third album “The Courage of Others”, and will soon embark on their second Australian tour.

Existing outside the plane of trends and time “The Courage of Others” is a truly committed statement to artistic independence. It is Midlake’s most complete & beautiful body of work yet, best appreciated as a whole in the old-fashioned sense of what an album should be.

Sharing the same gorgeously warm, analogue electro-acoustic template as its much revered predecessor, “The Trials of Van Occupanther” , the new album is definitely a slower, darker, eerier and dreamier, tinged with late 60s/early 70s British folk nuances. Looms of textured keyboards, flute, guitars and voice are woven into broad cloaks of sound, all riding the sound of songwriter Tim Smith’s sweeping vocals. Continue reading Midlake Australian Tour – July/August 2010

SHIHAD: Killjoy & The General Electric Tour

After 21+ years in the business, 7 studio albums, 3 number 1 studio albums*, platinum sales*, ARIA nominations for best rock album and sold out Australian and New Zealand national tours; SHIHAD have seen and done it all.

And we’re happy to announce they’re about to do it all over again for you.

In August this year, the boys in black will perform two iconic albums from their amazing catalogue; KILLJOY and THE GENERAL ELECTRIC. Both albums will be performed track-for-track over two iconic shows in Melbourne & Sydney ONLY as a special treat for fans.

In 1996 with their release of their sophomore album KILLJOY, SHIHAD burst onto the mainstream music scene. Receiving praise from the likes of Metallica and Iggy Pop for the record, Killjoy was the band’s first album to receive a Gold certification. SHIHAD went on to tour relentlessly following the release; proving their magnitude translates on stage as well as it does on the album.

THE GENERAL ELECTRIC was released in 1999 and further went on to demonstrate SHIHADS talent and ability to create great music. Their best selling album to date, The General Electric has received Double Platinum certification and was re-released with a bonus disc including live tracks from the 2000 Big Day Out festival, which they toured nationally following sold out shows across the country.

The KILLJOY & THE GENERAL ELECTRIC landmark shows will be followed by the release of SHIHADS yet untitled 8th studio album in September through new label partner Roadrunner Records.

To help celebrate these one off shows; SHIHAD are offering limited Premium tickets for each show – 10 tickets per show. Each premium ticket holder will get to meet the band and receive an exclusive limited edition (40 ONLY) screen printed and individually signed posters.

SHIHAD’s KILLJOY & THE GENERAL ELECTRIC TOUR

Tickets on sale Wednesday 26th May

Single Show Tickets $25 incl booking fee
Double Show Tickets $40+bf (MELBOURNE) & $44+bf (SYDNEY)**
Premium Show tickets $55 incl booking fee (Single Show Tickets)**

Fri 13th Killjoy & Sat 14th August 2010
The General Electric – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB Melbourne
Tickets on sale from shihad.oztix.com.au and Oztix phone charge 1300 762 545, www.northcotesocialclub.com and at the box office 94861677 or in person via Corner Box Office 57 Swan Street, Richmond

Fri 20th 2010 Killjoy & Sat 21st August 2010
The General Electric – ANNANDALE HOTEL Sydney
Tickets on sale from shihad.oztix.com.au and Oztix phone charge 1300 762 545 and from the Venue phone charge 02 9550 1078 or www.annandalehotel.com

* In New Zealand only
** Only available through Oztix

Florence and the Machine Touring Australia – July/August 2010

Australia has fallen hard for Florence and the Machine. Since her debut tour as this year’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival headline act, the passion with which local fans have flocked to be a part of the Florence and the Machine experience, has been electric. Never one to disappoint, Florence and the Machine return to Australia this July for an encore tour that promises to be nothing short of spectacular. Continue reading Florence and the Machine Touring Australia – July/August 2010

Tim McGraw touring Australia September 2010

Tim McGraw sold out the first concert of his Australian Southern Voice Tour at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday September 16 in just 15 minutes when it went on sale on Monday.

A second Brisbane concert, for Friday September 17, was opened for sale and Gold tickets sold out. Side and rear tickets in that category were opened and only the rear is still available in blocks of two or more seats together.

Tickets to all four of McGraw’s east coast concerts, including the CMC Rocks North Queensland multi-lineup blockbuster, sold at a rapid-fire pace and put country music front and centre this week.
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